The Ex Convent of the Reformed Fathers

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Dedicated to Saint Anthony of Padua, adjacent to the Church dedicated to the saint, constructed on authorization by the Archbishop of Otranto, Diego Lopez De Andrada of the Hermits of Saint Augustin, I was erected by the Reformed Fathers in the 17th century (1624-1628)...

Dedicated to Saint Anthony of Padua, adjacent to the Church dedicated to the saint, constructed on authorization by the Archbishop of Otranto, Diego Lopez De Andrada of the Hermits of Saint Augustin, I was erected by the Reformed Fathers in the 17th century (1624-1628).
Constructed using the building models of the Franciscans, in precept of Franciscan poverty, I have a wide vegetable garden, typical of the conventual architecture of the Franciscans, a ground floor and a first floor. Another characteristic feature is a squared cloister with two round arches on each side, whose centre has a well curb that conceals the opening of a cistern. The inside is characterized by typical small rooms with barrel ceilings and 1,80m wide corridors.
The adjacent Church has smaller dimensions, designed as a small temple with a squared plant divided in a rectangular room and in an aisle, marked by deep intercommunicating chapels.
Along with it, I was restructured and enlarged around 1776. To this period belong the elegant pictorial equipment, the painted frames and the stuccoes that are still visible in different areas of the convent like the former library, the former dinning hall and various monastery cells.

Latitudine 40° 5'27.75"N
Longitudine 18°25'11.63"E

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