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Monasterio de Cañas

Monasterio de Cañas

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The doorway of the chapter house is of note for its unusual beauty, with three pointed arches decorated with plant motifs. Inside, is the early 14th c., gothic style tomb of the sister of charity, Doña Urraca López de Haro, daughter of the founders who took orders at a very early age and became the fourth abbess of the community. She died in 1262, and her body has been preserved incorrupt.

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Gill Kopy03-Feb-2013 03:32
What a beautiful resting place for a saintly lady - nicely captured V
Ali Majdfar03-Feb-2013 02:24
Fantastic! ~V
Walter O. Koenig03-Feb-2013 01:31
Fascinating this carved old casket. Great it remains intact. "V"
Raymond02-Feb-2013 23:50
Absolutly amazing and a great image
Jim Coffman02-Feb-2013 21:24
A fine capture of this very old tomb!
Mildred Alpern02-Feb-2013 21:21
And here she abbess is an important role. Momento mori.
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