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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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Known for its uniform sandstone grid of historical buildings, the compact city center is often considered Salamanca's main attraction. Staying in the historical center allows you to explore the many iconic landmarks, quaint plazas, and majestic architecture, as well as experience the lively tapa and wine culture. Tucked away in the cobblestone streets of the center are a number of historical hotels that represent the city's rich cultural heritage, or you can opt to stay at one of the many family-owned pensions that dot the area for a more affordable accommodation option.
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  • This was a lovely spot on the edge of heavy traffic. I had read that they have delicious pastry and was disappointed that even though the sign said to ring for ordering, they weren't selling any more ...  more »
  • 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 »
  • There is not a great deal to see at las Duenas but the cloister is lovely, full of roses and other flowers and the stone figures supporting the columns are interesting. The two small exhibitions are q...  more »
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  • Beautiful! The morning sun made for some nice pictures of the main facade
  • A place to not miss, the cloister is very beautiful and peaceful... tables wood door that gusher, beautiful. Amazing how is retained after 500 years. The sweets of the nuns are spectacular, especially the house specialty, the "amarguillas". Very nice the little sisters.
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  • Very nice! It is a visit that will not take you long and it is a must in salamanca! The desserts are very rich (although a little expensive)
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  • A very collected convent, where one breathes tranquillity and silence, with a playground that is wonderful. That don't miss anyone who come visit to Salamanca. If you want to sweeten you life, try delicious sweets that make the nuns.
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  • Beautiful cloister. The entrance costs only 2 euros. It is a short visit, but it is worth.
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