Spain. Salamanca. San Esteban Church. Cloisters. Sculpture.
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San Esteban Church & Monastery is a convent of the Order of the Dominicans. It was built between the 16th and the 17th centuries. Though it is a Gothic building, its decoration is Plateresque and Baroque. This church has a Latin-cross plan, with only one nave with a Baroque reredos flanked by spiral columns, made by José de Churriguera. Its main panel depicts a scene from the martyrdom of San Esteban, painted by Claudio Coello. The building has three cloisters, the most interesting of which being the Royal Cloister.