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Calera de León


Convent of Santiago in Calera de León


Contact details

Plaza de España, 12
06292  Calera de León, Badajoz  (Extremadura)
http://www.caleradeleon.es
Tel.:+34 924584101
Tel.:+34 924584084

Location

Autonomous region:
Extremadura

Province/Island:
Badajoz

Badajoz

Reservations


Description

The building stands in the main square and belongs to the Order of Santiago. It was built in the late 15th century and completed in the 16th century as an extension of the Monastery of Tentudía, and has today been declared a National Historic-Artistic Monument. The cloister has two storeys: The more formal monastic areas are on the ground floor, and include the Chapter Room and the Refectory. The main altarpiece is by Eduardo Acosta, and consists of a canvas is representing the four evangelists and scenes from the Battle of Tentudía, crowned by a mounted statue of Saint James the Apostle.

Construction:
Convent

Artistic period:
Renaissance

Historic period:
15th century

Setting:
Church of Santiago Apóstol

Practical information

Schedule

From Tuesday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 16:00 to 19:00


Closing days: Monday


Prices

General: €1,50

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