Monday, December 9, 2013

Convent de San Esteban

Convent de San Esteban is a Dominican monastery located in Salamanca.  The facade consists of the front of the church and the adjacent monastery portico.  The church's entry is an example of the style known as plateresque.  Plateresque means "in the manner of a silversmith" and is a modification of Gothic spatial concepts and a blend of decorative components.  Renaissance Italian loggias were the inspiration for the portico of the monastery.  The church has a Latin cross plan with a single nave.  Both Gothic and Renaissance styles are present in the church.  The Gothic remains in the lower parts, and the Renaissance in the dome and presbytery.
Convent de San Esteban


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