Nicolás de Bari -Avilés, Asturias, España
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna
N 43° 33.290 W 005° 55.401
30T E 263872 N 4826583
Quick Description: Former convent of the Franciscan community, which it built when it arrived in Avilés in the 13th century. Since then it underwent continuous modifications, the last of them in 1960.
Location: Principado de Asturias, Spain
Date Posted: 11/11/2021 8:22:36 AM
Waymark Code: WM1591B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
"It was built in the 13th century, ouside the walled citadel. The Franciscan order used to move its temples away from the cities. It has been speculated that the Franciscan fathers took advantage of the existence of a pre-Romanesque temple, in the current location, to settle in our city (signs such as a fragment of a pre-Romanesque gate, currently inscribed in the wall of the cloister, give reasons for those who maintain this theory) .

It preserves signs of Avilés' historical identity, such as the baptismal font: an alabaster capital, which many experts point to as one of the few vestiges of the rule of the Roman Empire in Avilés at the beginning of the Christian era.

Over the centuries, the convent underwent numerous modifications and what is preserved as authentic is the portico of the north façade, an architectural transition from Romanesque to Gothic. From the 17th century is the cloister, which incorporates a Romanesque chapter house from the 13th century. From this century it is also an interesting fresco, discovered a short time ago."

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