Logotype

Banner
You are in: » Home » What to see in Estella-Lizarra » Concepcionist retiring Convent
What to see in Estella-Lizarra
  • Button
  • Button
  • Button

Concepcionist retiring Convent

Image
Concepcionist retiring Convent

The Convent´s works started with the layouts of the architect, of French origin, Santiago Raón, following the willing of the Mother María Paula de Jesús Aguirre y Gamarra. She was born in Estella and was her founder. She practiced in the Convent that the Order had in Agreda, in the region of Soria.It was built as a copy of the Agreda´s one and was inaugurated on the 25th of November of 1731, after 50 years of works. The façade of the church has three different levels. Topped by a frontal, it reproduces the shapes created by the Carmelite architect fray Alberto de la Madre de Dios, in the first half of the 17th century. He was a famous architect because of the construction of the Encarnación Convent in Madrid. The church has a nave with three sections with a projecting transept and a straight apse. Its barrel vault cover has lunette domes and a half dome over pendentives in the central section. The interior decoration is made by different altarpieces in a late Barroque style, like the one dedicated to the Virgen del Pilar , carved in 1730 by Lucas de Mena. The San Miguel altarpiece is more modern, in a Neo-Gothic style, but the image of the archangel in this niche is from the 18th century. The main altarpiece comes from San Pedro de Lizarra´s church. The artists Imberto´s family from Estella worked on it from the second half of the 16th century to the first one of the 17th century.
Share:
  • Banner

    Estella-Lizarra´s photos

    Multimedia gallery

    Know us a bit better. Photo´s galleries of our city
  • Banner

    Special of our festivals

    Estella-Lizarra´s festivals

    Inside the festivals. Special Galleries
  • Banner

    Estella-Lizarra and the Way

    Saint James Way

    Important stop. An obliged rest on the Way

gráfico
What´s on
  • Banner
  • Banner
  • Banner

Weather forecast

Space BTT Tierra Estella / Lizarraldea


Visit the BTT Space of Tierra Estella and know all the BTT routes you can do through Estella / Lizarra and its region.

Take a look at the video presentation of the Space-BTT

Banner

Logotype

Web dedicated to tourism and promotion,
of the city of Estella- Lizarra,
situated in Navarre
  • Logotype
  • Logotype
  • Logotype
  • Logotype
Button