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Saint Mark's Convent and Hospital: Raking view of Plateresque facade

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posted on 2017-07-05, 00:00 authored by G. Massiot & cie
The Order of the Knights of St. James entrusted Pedro de Larrea (active 1506-1514) with the rebuilding of their hospital, the Convento de S Marcos, on the pilgrimage route just outside the city, and Le\u00F3n gained a major monument. The hospital fa\u00E7ade, executed in the 1530s under Martin de Villareal, is in the Plateresque style and is notable for the fine carving of figurative and ornamental details. A church (dedicated 1541) in a Hispano-Flemish Gothic style was joined to the hospital; Guillelmus Donzel (active 1537-1547) signed the wooden stalls of the raised choir in 1542, having been assisted by Juan de Jun\u00ED, and Juan de Badajoz the younger was responsible for the sacristy, executed in 1549. It is now operated as a parador (hostel).

History

Alt Title

Convento de San Marcos

Date Created

1910-01-01

Date Modified

2017-07-05

Spatial Coverage

León, León, Spain +42.601611-5.582 León

Temporal Coverage

before or circa 1910

Cultural Context

['Renaissance', 'Hispano-Flemish', 'Plateresque']

Rights Statement

To view the physical lantern slide, please contact the Architecture Library.

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