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Convent of La Merced

  • Main façade of the convent of La Merced. Cordoba © Turespaña

    Main façade of the convent of La Merced. Cordoba © Turespaña

  

Category

Convent

Date

13th-18th centuries

Style

Baroque
Plaza de Colón, 15
14001 Córdoba
Cordoba, Andalusia
Cordoba

Telephone+34 957201774

E-mailprotocolo@dipucordoba.es

Websitehttp://www.turismodecordoba.org

The residence of Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus stayed in this monastery while he waited to be received by Ferdinand and Isabella. Its Baroque main altarpiece was destroyed by fire.

It was founded in the 13th century and reformed in the 18th century. The main facade is in the Baroque style typical of Cordoba. It has two courtyards, one Baroque courtyard on the exterior and another Renaissance courtyard inside. The church was partially destroyed during the fire and was faithfully restored. Its most important works include several paintings by Cobo de Guzmán and a Christ dating from the 14th century. A Visigoth baptismal font was discovered from an earlier church which formerly stood on the site. Today it houses the offices of the Regional Government.

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Timetables

 

Monday to Friday

7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Closing days: Weekend

Rates

 

Free admission


 

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