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Iglesia convento de San Francisco
Northern Spain

El Convento de San Francisco de Valdediós fue fundado por San Francisco de Asís en su visita a Santiago de Compostela en 1214, en el lugar de Val de Dios. El terreno fue comprado a los monjes de San Martiño Pinario por la simbólica renta anual de una cesta de truchas. La fundación, envuelta en leyendas, está descrita en una inscripción en el muro del actual convento. Se dice allí que San Francisco encargó su construcción a un carbonero llamado Cotolay, que encontró milagrosamente un tesoro con el que pudo costear esta obra. Del edificio original sólo se conservan cinco arcos góticos en el claustro y el sepulcro de Cotolay. El actual templo barroco se construyó entre 1742 y 1749 y es de gran simplicidad y pureza formal. Posteriormente una reforma neoclásica retocó la fachada, que cuenta con una imagen de San Francisco realizada por el escultor Ferreiro.

Copyright: Carlos Ortega
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Taken: 06/04/2013
Uploaded: 13/04/2013
Updated: 15/10/2014
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Tags: camino de santiago; galicia; san francisco
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