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Cloister of the Convent of La Merced

Calle Zapatería, s/n
30800, Lorca -Murcia-

Spanish name: Claustro del Convento de la Merced

Cloister of the Convent of La Merced 16th - 18th Century. Baroque style.
The Convent of La Merced had two patios, or cloisters, with the monks' private rooms opening out onto them. These open spaces aided the religious community in its devotion.
One of these cloisters, in the Renaissance style, was bougt privately and transferred to a palace in Écija. The one we can see now is in the Baroque style, was built in 1727 by Pedro Bravo, a stonemason from Lorca. The restoration of the convent in the 20th century included the cloister, allowing it to be opened to the public. The sturdy pillars decorated with geometric and plant motifs, the arches displaying the heads of angels and the La Merced coats of arms can now be admired by visitors.

Today it houses the Office of Tourism Visitor Center Lorca Workshop of Time, and the Planning Department of the City of Lorca.

 

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Cloister of the Convent of La Merced
Cloister of the Convent of La Merced
Cloister of the Convent of La Merced
Cloister of the Convent of La Merced

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