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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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  • Spend over an hour in the Convento and not to forget the cloister which is very nice as all those that can be seen in Salamanca
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  • A liturgical space in full activity in which resides a community of Dominican nuns in active. You can only visit a few hours a day in the afternoon, so it is convenient to visit their website and see the schedule to plan the visit. The entrance is accessible, about € 2, and allows you to access a brief Museum space with a few furniture goods of liturgical and religious character that I was interested in a reliquary. Subsequently, you access to the cloister of the convent, a beautiful archways space with garden under plateresque style and whose decoration is worth observing and photographing, especially taken together, with a view to the upper parts of the old cathedral. It especially highlights the capitals. In short, a nice space to visit quiet, take lots of pictures and walking pleasantly.
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  • The visit consists of a small Museum of the Dominican religious art and the visit to the cloister... a cloister with a few spectacular sculpted capitals. You can perfectly be there an hour enjoying of possibly the best preserved sculpture of the city in stone.
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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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