The convent of the friar preachers
The former convent of the Dominican friars is an imposing building that is characteristic of southern architecture in the XIII Century, famous for its immense ribbed vault nicknamed the « palm tree ».
Entirely restored in 2015, the convent now offers a trail with multi-media support that guides the visitor to explore a cloister, a chapel decorated with XIV Century paintings and rooms that were never before open to the public.
The most remarkable feature that is sure to surprise visitors is the unique vault in the form of a palm tree. The church, with its double nave featuring painted decor and superb stained-glass windows, is also home to the relics of Saint Thomas Aquinas.
As for the cloister of the convent, an island of tranquillity within the city, it regularly hosts concerts and exhibitions.