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The Church of San José opens its doors every day of the week (13/09/2017)

The church of San José de Caravaca de la Cruz, integrated in the monumental complex of the old convent of the Discalced Carmelite Mothers, opens its doors to the public every day, from 10.00 to 13.00 hours.

The reopening of this space, located on Calle Mayor, has been possible thanks to the agreement signed recently between the City of Caravaca de la Cruz and Bankia, owner of the property since last May 12.

By virtue of the aforementioned agreement, the commercial Bankia, SA gives free use to exclusive public purposes consisting of the organization of different exhibitions in the cloister area, as well as concerts and other cultural events in the old church.

From the Department of Tourism of the Consistory Caravaqueño report that the church has been open to the public since yesterday, Tuesday, September 12, and that are currently being carried out cleaning and conditioning in the cloister of the convent for the holding of art exhibitions different in the coming months.

The Monastery of St. Joseph of the Discalced Carmelite Mothers was founded by St. Teresa of Jesus in 1576. The building has two distinct parts: the church and the monastery.

The church, with a single nave, was reformed in the XVIII century and its decoration belongs to the rococo style.

The factory of the temple is of masonry and brick, with cover of ashlar masonry of century XVIII.

Its internal structure is of a single nave of 28.5 meters of length by 14 of width, covered by vault vaída, with lateral chapels covered by vaults of half cannon with lunetos.

The choir is placed at the feet, in two bodies: high and low.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Caravaca de la Cruz

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