Las Dueñas Convent in Salamanca

Las Dueñas Convent in Salamanca

The Convent of Santa Maria de las Dueñas in Salamanca, was founded in 1419 to house the nuns of the Dominican Order.

The original building, was donated by Doña Juana Rodriguez Maldonado, with the intention of creating a place of worship for the noble ladies.  This gave the convent, the nickname of Las Dueñas (The Owners).

It was built in Mudejar style, which still can be seen.  Over the years some parts of it  were modified, so that the convent is now a mixture of styles, that include the Renaissance cloister, the Gothic church, and the Spanish Plateresque.

English: Cloister of Convento de las Dueñas, S...
English: Cloister of Convento de las Dueñas, Salamanca, España; made by Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón in 1533. Español: Claustro del Convento de las Dueñas, Salamanca, España; realizado en 1533 por Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Español: Convento de las Dueñas, Salamanca (Es...
Español: Convento de las Dueñas, Salamanca (España). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Español: Dueñas
Español: Dueñas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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