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The Abbey Of Santa Ana

The Abbey of Santa Ana is one of the oldest religious and tourist attractions of Malaga. Better known as a Cistercian Abbey, it was built in the second half of the 19th century by the architect jerónimo Cuervo and renovated in 1990-m to year. The Church of the Abbey is notable for the fine choir stalls and lectern by the altar and is a wonderful example of religious architecture. The most prominent element of the temple is its simple and bright facade, topped by a statue of St. Anne, made in the 18th century terracotta.

With the Abbey of Santa Ana is closely related to the life story of local artist Pedro de MENA: first of all, his house and shop were in the immediate vicinity of a religious complex. His house is located almost opposite the Church on the Calle, Afligidos, is now a Museum, Revello de Toro. In addition, the two daughters of Pedro de MENA became a monk, taking their names Andrea Maria de La encarnación and Claudia Juan de La Asuncion (in 1671 and 1673-m, respectively), and later, in 1676 year, the third daughter, Joan, also became a postulant at the age of just 8 years. Even while in the convent, daughter de MENA continued to do his work. Probably why Pedro de MENA wants to be buried in the Church of the Abbey, where he died in October 1688, the year. Later, when the original building of the Abbey of Santa Ana was demolished, the bones of the artist was transferred to the Church of Santo Cristo, where they remained until 1996. At the end of the 20th century, the remains of the artist was returned to the Cistercian Abbey and reburied at the entrance, because, according to legend, Pedro de MENA wanted his remains were buried in the place where they will be able to attack believers.