Convent and Church of St. Stephen: Overall view of church facade, with cloister to the right

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Description

A number of religious orders had splendid houses built, for example the Dominican monastery of S Esteban (1590-1599). Its church (1524) by Juan de Alava contains a retable (1692) by José Benito de Churriguera. The complex contains the monumental church and several convent rooms, including a sacristy, a capitol hall, three cloisters and a library. The main portal of the church was decorated between 1590 and 1660. The tympanum shows a sculpture of the “Martyrdom of St. Stephen”, by Juan Antonio Ceroni. Over it is another frieze, depicting a Calvary crowned by the Eternal Father, in Italian style.

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Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Convento de San Esteban

Creator
  • G. Massiot & cie

Subject
  • Architecture

  • Monasteries

  • Churches

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Plateresque

Place of Creation
  • Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain: Calle del Rosario

  • +40.960556-5.663056

  • Salamanca

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Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

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