Church of Santo Domingo Entrance in Granada, Spain

The three-arched loggia at the entrance of the Church of Santo Domingo portrays its origin. The F and I reliefs are the initials of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile. The Catholic Monarchs gifted this property to the Order of the Preachers (Dominicans) in 1492. Their coat of arms is above the doorway. The three-dimensional painting (trompe l’oeil) by Manuel Maldonado dates from 1915. In the upper center is the Virgin of the Rosary. She is the patron saint of the Order of the Preachers and the city of Granada. On either side are the standing images of Saint Thomas Aquinas (right) and Santo Domingo de Guzmán (founder of the Dominicans).

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Plaza de Santo Domingo, 1, 18009 Granada, Spain

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