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Convento de las Duenas, Salamanca
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Enter a tranquil courtyard and view pentagonal cloisters with intricately carved stone pillars at Convento de las Duenas. Stroll through the peaceful rose garden, or explore the rooms of religious artwork. Learn about Sister Teresa Chikaba, a West African woman who lived as a slave in Madrid for a decade before being allowed to join the convent in the mid 17th century. Try the pastries sold by the sisters--they're almost more famous than the cloisters. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Salamanca holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Convento de las Duenas and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • For a few moments, we're away from the world. Lovely Cloister. Many religious clothing and many paintings to see
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  • The visit to the Convento de las Dueñas was one of the highlights of the visit in Salamanca. The monastery is very quiet, there were few tourists there. The two-storey cloister in plateresque style is absolutely interesting. Each of the figures is worth a visit and has its own expression. Preferably I would have photographed all. The garden is nice with many roses. In addition, there is a small religious Museum. The nuns sell cookies and almonds, not cheap but very tasty. Unfortunately, the Church can be visited, it is open only to the divine service.
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  • Sadly access is limited to the cloisters of this convent, although there is also a small museum which can be visited. Lack of English leaflet or text made understanding some of the exhibits difficult....  more »
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  • One of the jewels of Salamanca that it should not be left without visiting. Convent of Dominican dating back to the 15TH century. Its cloister is beautiful plateresque style with double arch; the nuns made sweets.
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  • The cloister is spectacular, but with regard to the nuns now is another matter. I refer to sweets that sell. Some careers are very careful. Cupcakes are paid twice what you can buy them anywhere. And, of course, they do not carry an expiration date, or a tag with registration or composition... Nothing at all. For what? It must be that they are exempt from everything. And arrogance and overbearing nun who shipped. They do not put prices on things and bother you if you do is repeat. She will be fed up with saying it but who will for the first time does not have to put up with their nonsense. And if not more easy: in the list that you have out first thing to do is to update the products because they do not have most of the things that put and step you put them prices...
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  • Beautiful
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  • Very nice Baroque cloister
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  • Beautiful
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