Convento de San Antonio de Padua

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The Convento de San Antonio de Padua (or San Antonio de Padua convent) is located north of the former ejido (common land) of Baeza. Gothic in style, it was founded at the beginning of the 15th century for the enclosure of the religious, although at the end of the century, it passed onto the hands of the Order of St. Francis, who used it as a residence for the Sisters of St. Clare, who still live there today. It is one of the few convents in Baeza that survived the disentailments of the 19th century. The façade of the church is very simple in a Plateresque style. In the upper part, there is a niche with the image of Saint Anthony with Jesus in his arms. The interior has a single nave and polygonal chancel. The coffered ceiling of the lower choir was moved to the plenary hall of the Town Hall, where it remains today. The courtyard is in the late Gothic style, with gargoyles adorning the corners.

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Calle Acera de la Trinidad, 10 23440 Baeza, Jaén