This monastery is where nuns of the Order of Saint Clare of Assisi (usually called Poor Clares) lead a life of prayer and ... More
Monasterio de Santa Clara
This monastery is where nuns of the Order of Saint Clare of Assisi (usually called Poor Clares) lead a life of prayer and contemplation, having renounced the world and earthly possessions. The church is a lovely cream-colored building that is very much in the mold of Spanish-built mission churches in California, U.S.A. Carrying on an old tradition, people often come here with offerings (usually eggs) and ask the saintly nuns to pray for good weather.
Founded in 1540 on the banks of the River Magdalena, Mompox played a key role in the Spanish colonization of
northern South America. From the 16th to the 19th century the city developed parallel to the river, with the ...
Very close to the Plaza Mayor and facing the small, quiet Plaza de los Sexmeros, you will find this lovely
little Romanesque church, founded when the city was repopulated. The church has been renovated a number of times and ...
Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe is famous for the fact that a man named Juan Diego claimed to have
had a vision of the Virgin Mary in 1531. The image of the Virgin can be found at the ...