Monasterio de la Santa Faz – Monastery of the Holy Visage

Monasterio de la Santa Faz – Monastery of the Holy Visage

July 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

This is now a nunnery of the order of St Clare located in a nearby town at 5km from the city centre. It dates from the early 16th century although the church in its current style was built between 1752 and 1766.

Concathedral of Saint Nicholas of Bari

Concathedral of Saint Nicholas of Bari

May 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The outside of this cathedral looks highly restrained and can be stylistically placed within the framework of the later Renaissance and the early non-ornamented baroque styles. Built between 1616 and 1662 following plans by Agustín Bernardino, a disciple of Herrera, it still preserves traces of the cloister dating from the 15th century, showing a smaller […]

The University of Alicante

The University of Alicante

September 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The University of Alicante was founded in 1979. It originated as an extension of the university of Orihuela, which closed down in 1834, and in more modern times grew out of the Centre for University Studies created in 1968. At present it has over 30,000 students on a magnificent campus covering over one million square […]