Main Façade

The best known image of the monastery is that of its main façade, out of which rise two towers.

The best known image of the monastery is that of its main façade, out of which rise two towers; the main tower and the priory tower, both of which are located on the corners. The appearance of the façade was modified substantially as a result of the refurbishment carried out in the church, a consequence of which was the reinforcement of the building. Thus, the prominence of the tower in the general view over the complex was diminished.

The façade that looks over the plaza is divided up into three floors, plus the chamber. Particular features are the entrance gateways to the monastery and the linteled openings that do not follow a linear order (with the exception of those in the chamber); jutting out from the second floor are the ironwork balconies with tiled floors, added in the 18th Century. One of the access ways leads to the church – it is the one that is under the porch and has an ogival arch with archivolts that are held up by small columns.

The main gateway, which leads directly to the buildings of the monastery, comprises a simply styled ogival arch, over which is the coat of arms of the founder in a roundel.