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San Sebastián Convent

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The building from the early 18th century has a Latin cross plan divided into five sections and chapels between the inner buttresses. The Sacristy is located at the apse next to the Epistle side. The three-level tower and spire are situated at the west end of this same side.

The nave is covered by a half-barrel vault with lunettes supported by barrel arches; while the transept is crowned by a dome on pendentives and the chapels are surmounted by perpendicular barrel vaults. The Chapel of the Child Jesus is covered by a dome on pendentives with plasterwork decoration. 

The only entrance, at the west end, sits between bossed pilaster joined by lintels and crowned with an oval medallion between vases. It should be noted that the head of a Roman sculpture is embedded under the gable cornice. 

The convent houses religious sculptures and paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries.

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