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"Convento de San Francisco de Valdedios" Convento de San Francisco de Valdedios Tip by micas_pt

  Convent of San Francisco de Valdedios
by micas_pt

The Convent of San Francisco de Valdedios is Baroque style and was built in the 17th century and later refurbished in the 18th century, accordingly to a Simão Rodriguez design (neoclassical). The St Francis image was introduced then and was manufactured by artisan José Ferreiro.

The legend says that this Convent was founded by St Francis of Assisi in 1214 during his visit to Santiago de Compostela, on a place called Val de Dios (Valley of God).

Nowadays, there is a Museum attached to this convent - The Holy Land Museum that exhibits objects related to Holy Places and to pilgrimage tradition.

Address: S. Francisco Street

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  • Updated May 12, 2004
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