San Agustín – Magdalena – Asso
“Sometimes it seems that the houses… scatter towards outside, fleeing from the inner humidity and looking for, as it is, the lukewarm sun of the autumn”
We leave to the place San Agustín by the street of the Arches following the walls of the convent. When arriving at the corner of the Barrioverde street a house remembers to José Antonio the expressionist scenery of the German cinema. It tells us “that when pedantic and just university lads we came to take a walk in front of its structure convinced that thus we made more Literature”. Lead by old bricks of the medieval wall, dumb witnesses of violent episodes during the Sites, we went to the Low Enclosure for bullfighting.
We will cross the street and leaving to our back the Place of the Tanneries we will contemplate to the later facade of the convent of Santo Sepulcro and his gothic-Mudejar lattice windows. We raise by the Low Enclosure for bullfighting until occurring of blow with the wonder of the Mudejar church of the Magdalena and its beautiful one to alminar. “It agrees to enter inside and to surround it, to smoothly love it in all contours until finding the pleasure that its contact can produce to you”. Committing by University and Don Teobaldo to us we will end at San Nicolás de Bari and his convent, “frightening beautiful” corner. An Aragonese building of good invoice unites the streets Gavín and Palafox by which we will arrive at the Asso Place, where a pair of buildings still keeps an interesting packing.
Between the streets Alonso V and Arches part of the medieval wall of Saragossa stays still on. The wall was constructed in brick during centuries XIII and XIV after the growth of the city and the sprouting of new districts as the one of the Magdalena.
Church of the Magdalena
Mudejar church of century XIV. The interior was reformed in centuries XVII and XVIII in baroque style, changing its direction and being placed the front door in its apse. The tower follows the constructive solutions of the tower of San Martín de Teruel and its structure responds to the model to alminar almohade.
San Nicolás de Bari
The present temple is of year 1691 although its origin goes back to century XIII. It emphasizes his baroque facade with the image of San Nicolás de Bari. From century XIV it comprises of the dependencies of the supplement Monastery of Santo Sepulcro.