Agustinos Descalzos Convent

Agustinos Descalzos Convent (San Agustin Kultur Gunea)

Art & Culture

Cultural Heritage

The convent of the Agustinos Descalzos consisted of the church and a residence. It was built in the 16th century and operated up to the 19th century's "desamortización" (sale and secularization of church owned properties).

 

Later on, it was used as a hospital and old people's home. The church, in Renaissance style, is remarkable because of its rectangular and vertical façade with a semi-circular arched portico.  It has large windows and a carved figure of San Agustín occupies the facade's centre.

 

The building is Baroque. It has an inner courtyard and on its facade, by the access door, stands out a coat of arms in the centre and the large abbatial balcony with its forged parapet.

 

Nowadays, the church building hosts a culture centre and the convent is an old people's home.

Information of interest

Type of resources
Religious buildings
Monument type

Convent

Address
San Agustinalde, 12 - 48200 Durango
Phone
E-mail
Web
Artistic style
Baroque and Renaissance
Period
16th century
Activities

The cultural centre that houses the convent, San Agustin Kultur Gunea, organizes theatre and dance performances, as well as music concerts

Services

  • Public toilet
  • Park
  • Exhibition hall
  • Conference Hall
  • Guided visit