Photographer's Note

Hello friends and colleagues, today I offer you another picture (this time, a courtyard view through a window of the galleries) of an iconic landmark of my city, The Cloisters of Santo Domingo (a former convent), I hope you like it then some letters about its history.

The cloisters of Santo Domingo is around cloisters of s. XIII in Jerez de la Frontera (Andalusia, Spain).

Originally linked to the Church of Santo Domingo, became civilian use after the confiscation of Mendizabal in the s. Century, and therefore is managed independently and autonomously.

It is one of the jewels of Gothic architecture in Andalusia and a space for cultural use of first order in Jerez.

The origin of the cloisters dating from the Almohad fortification extramural that King Alfonso X gave the order dominica in 1264. The Dominicans were expanding the resort and in 1436 they began the work of the cloisters, concluding in 1595. The confiscation of Mendizabal in 1835 led to the expulsion of the Dominicans and the civilian sale of that space. In 1983 he became municipal property.

The Cloisters are defined with the classic square structure with a central courtyard distributor dependencies.

The cloister stands on two floors and hallways are covered by cross vaults simple. The upper floor is simpler, with recessed arches own XVI century.

Highlights include:
Cloister High: s. XVIII.
Bedroom Under: s. XVI long narrow room where the monks slept.
Bedroom Alto.
Refectory: Renaissance vaulted room. Had more than three hundred monks.
Ribadeneira Diego Oratory of S. XVI. The gate dates from 1572.
Home Almohad: visible only remaining primitive Islamic building donated by Alfonso X the Dominicans after the conquest of the city in 1264.
Confessional: oldest monastery confessionals.
Thank Gate and Chapter House.

For damages in structure, the building remained closed for rehabilitation of 1999-2012.

This restaurant has not been without criticism. During the works there have been findings, such as the appearance of some 5,000 vessels which are being cataloged by staff of the Archaeological Museum.
The Faculty of Nursing is still in rehabilitation.

Source Wikipedia.

Make: SONY
Model: DSC-W170
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/6400 sec
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 5 mm
Date Taken: 2013-02-24 13:30
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash fired, compulsory flash mode, return light not detected
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