SAN JUAN DE LA CRUZ CONVENT

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SAN JUAN DE LA CRUZ CONVENT

The Convento of San Juan de la Cruz was completed in 1692. It's the first church and the first convent in the world dedicated to this saint and its entire structure and distribution, in convent and church, faithfully reflects the Carmelite architeture typical of the Carmelite Baroque.

The facade in perfect symmetry makes te ornamens simulate a cros. At the head of the facade is the coat of arms of the Carmen Order. On the sides are the coats of arms of the Álvarez de Toledo and at the foot the image of San Juan de la Cruz.

The plant of the church is of Latin cross and inside highlights the frescoes of the pendentives of the dome of the transept. In the altarpiece of the high altar stands the image of the Virgen del Carmen and just above the elevation of San Juan de la Cruz. Another of the images to highlight is that of the Child Jesus of Prague, which along with that of the VIrgen del Carmen is the most international Carmelite devotion that exists. The effigy of the Child Jesus is located in a niche inside the transept of the church of the friars.

Undoubtedly, the most special thing found in the church is the relic of the Saint: The index finger of San Juan de la Cruz.

During the years 2017 and 2008 the entire ground floor of the convent was remodeled, comprising the processional cloister with its courtyard, the main sacristy, the old refectory, the doorway and visiting rooms, the convent garden and several permanent exhibition rooms, taking the name of Teresiano-Sanjuanista Center "Let's go deeper..."

In the spaces indicated, you can contemplate, in addition to the architectural riches, the artistic pieces found in them.

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