Thursday, March 20, 2014

San Cristobal de La Laguna - Spain

My good friend Miguel when on holidays to the spanish Canary Islands just a few days ago. It was a nice opportunity to visit some UNESCO sites and San Cristonal de la Laguna was one of them. He sent me this card showing the Former Convent of San Agustin.

Tullio Gatti Photo Gallery
The history of this building dates back to the beginning of the 16th century. Throughout its history the building had multiple functions, convent, church, boarding school, meteorological station and library. 
 Today, it houses part of the facilities of the Cabrera Pinto Institute of the Canary Islands. Here, you can visit the cloisters and two exhibition rooms dedicated to science and scientific instruments. It also houses a series of paintings of great interest belonging to the “dispersed Prado,” and also highlights an ancient route.

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