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Church and cloister of La Concepción

  • Main altar of the La Concepción church in Borja © Enrique Lacleta Paños. Archivo del CESBOR

    Main altar of the La Concepción church in Borja © Enrique Lacleta Paños. Archivo del CESBOR

  • Interior of the La Concepción church in Borja © Enrique Lacleta Paños. Archivo del CESBOR

    Interior of the La Concepción church in Borja © Enrique Lacleta Paños. Archivo del CESBOR

  • Exterior of the Convent of La Concepción, in Borja © Enrique Lacleta Paños. Archivo del CESBOR

    Exterior of the Convent of La Concepción, in Borja © Enrique Lacleta Paños. Archivo del CESBOR

  

Category

Convent

Date

17th century

Style

Baroque
Avenida de Cervantes, nº 8
50540 Borja
Zaragoza, Aragon
Zaragoza

Telephone976 852 001 (Oficina Turismo)

Websitehttp://www.borja.es/

The mystical writer Sor María de Jesús of Ágreda was involved in the foundation of the beautiful and elegant Baroque convent of the Conceptionist nuns of Borja.

The convent was founded in 1652 and work on the church, nuns' residence and cloister concluded in 1686. The work was overseen by the French architect José Felipe de Busiñac, who had been working on the El Pilar Basilica in Zaragoza.
The cloister is the core of the design, with the church to one side and the convent residence on the other. It was constructed using bare brick (Mudejar style), and has two floors, with a gallery of arches on the ground floor.
The church is in the form of a Latin cross, with a nave in five sections, side chapels and a rectangular sanctuary. Over the transept is a dome with a lantern. Of note is the Baroque decoration in the interior, particularly the frescos attributed to the Master of Luzán.
 

Practical information

Timetables

 

Convent of cloistered nuns. Cloister closed to the public.
The church is open for services.

 

10:15 AM to 11:45 AM

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Rates

 

Free admission

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