Renovation of former Espíritu Santo Hospital building for Municipal Library and Historic Archive in Baiona, Pontevedra
By Murado y Elvira Arquitectos
The new Public Library and Historic Archive is located at the former Sancti Spiritus Hospital. The existing structure was built in the XVI century behind the ex-collegiate church of Santa María. It is a two-level building embedded in the sloped historic city center with a garden and an inner courtyard.
The garden had an orchard and well and the courtyard shows two granite staircases leading to first floor. Two sculptures in stone are also located here; a pilgrim and the Apostle Santiago. The building is the outcome of three juxtaposed structures: Sancti Spiritus Hospital, Mª Magdalena and Apostle Santiago. The building belongs to the baroque civil architecture from the second half of XVII century in Galicia.
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