Arahal – Convent of Our Lady of the Rosary
Convent of Our Lady of the Rosary
The construction of this religious building was finished in 1608- It is the only closed convent in the town belongs to the Order of the Dominican Mothers, who produce delicious handmade sweets.
It was built following the rules of Andalusia convent architecture: a simple church of Cajon design with a single nave and square presbytery. The altarpiece of the main altar is in the baroque style, consisting of three horizontal section is the focus of worship, a very fine sculpted image of Our Lady of the Rosary. Inside the church there are numerous paintings and images of great value.
Typical conventual church, with a single nave covered by a barrel vault with lunettes, and a presbytery with a dome on pendentives. The Sacristy is covered by a simple coffered ceiling. The choir, at the foot, is separated from the rest of the church by an iron grille on the ground floor and a wooden one on the upper choir. The walls are brick and masonry. At the foot is the brick tower, divided into two bodies. The set belongs to the 17th century. The cover of the wall of the Epistle, is composed of classical elements, topped by a niche with the sculpture of the Virgin of the Rosary. On the Gospel side there is another door that opens to the beat. The doors are coffered from the 17th century. Read more…