San Agustín Church

 

It was founded in 1539 as the Convent of San Juan de Letrán. The "Beaterio de las Emparedadas" lived here until the completion of the works of the Convent of the Incarnation, in which they were enclosed. In 1586, the Augustinian Order of the Observance founded the convent of Augustinian friars and built a better church that was blessed in 1587. The altarpiece was finished by a carpenter and local woodcarver, Martín Hernández. The Convent had a thriving existence, counting on twenty religious preachers who taught grammar, art and philosophy in the early eighteenth century. Local scholars tell us how the largest cloister had 28 columns of black jasper. Its decline started in the nineteenth century when there were only six Augustinians in 1835 and the exile forced them to leave. After its abandonment, the convent declined into ruins, with only the Church remaining. In it, we must focus on the image of Jesus of Nazareth which enjoys the popular fervor and passion of all the people. Its brotherhood was created in 1564 at the behest of the Augustinian fathers. In 1600, Jacome Velardí was hired for a Christ statue "two yards tall, its cross a thick brown colour, with stretchers and pedestals". On the morning of Holy Friday, the statue is carried along a street route followed by a large number of devotees.

Monday to Sunday

10.30 am - 1 pm // 3.30 pm - 6.30 pm 

Tuesdays closed

July and August

Monday to Saturday

10.30 am - 1 pm // 4 pm - 7 pm

Evening: 16.00 pm to 19.00 pm

Sundays closed