Melchor de Prado

Category: Architect
Birth Date: In 1770 (†In 1834)
Birth Place: Santiago de Compostela (A Coruña)

He started his artistic studies in the Painting School of the Economic Society 'Amigos del País' in Santiago de Compostela. In 1792, he entered St Fernando Academy and became a honourable member in 1796 for a project of libraries.

 Work & Activities

Between 1794 and 1795, he carried out two projects to restore the Holy Door of the cathedral and St Benito del Campo Church. He also ran errands of King Carlos IV and worked with Cornide. In 1803, he worked in the factory of Sargadelos and then in urban reforms in Ribadeo, Noia and bridges and roads of Galicia. From 1818 to 1834, he worked as an architect in the City Council of A Coruña. The neoclassic collegiate of Vigo was his most important work. He designed the façade of San Miguel dos Agros Church in Santiago and José Otero finished the works in the 19th century. He also designed the façade of San Benito do Campo Church (Santiago) and the Ánimas Chapel. He also carried out the works of the side-chapel and the Dolores altar of St Nicolás Church in A Coruña, the Milagros Chapel in Pontevedra and the tabernacle of the chancel of the cathedral.