Photographer's Note

Monastery placed in Guadalupe's locality, in the province of Cceres, Spain. Declared by the UNESCO Patrimony of the Humanity in 1993. Miscellany of Gothic styles, Mudejar, Renaissance, baroque and neoclassic, of the XIIIth to XVIIIth centuries.

The construction of the monastery on the part of the jernimos will extend from the XIVth century until the XVIIIth across successive enlargement, which has provided him with an irregular tracing with aspect of fortitude. In his construction the masonry and the brick was used preferably.

He emphasizes his Mudejar Cloister or of the Miracles, constructed between 1389 and 1405, concerning which the bedrooms and the dining hall are located. It has rectangular form with pointed arches of horseshoe or tmidos of props squared in edges in chamfer.
In the same Mudejar cloister one finds the Museum of Miniados, considered between the best of the world, where books are exhibited miniados of big dimensions of the XIVth to XVIIIth centuries provenientes of the scriptorium of the monastery. He emphasizes between them the Book of the Hours of the Prior, of the XVIth century.

The dressing room of the virgin, of baroque style, contains paintings of Luca Giordano. But there stands out the set of paintings of Zurbarn, only one of all his career that survives at present in his original emplacement, the Vestry and an attached room.

Two WS inside the church

Photo Information
Viewed: 1925
Points: 46
Additional Photos by Ros P Osado (Zelanda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 783 W: 1 N: 1219] (5692)
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