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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Convento de las Duenas by using our Salamanca journey website .
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  • Located next to the convent of San Esteban.La entry costs 2 euros. The cloister is nice but of course if you first saw the convent of San Esteban this you know little. It is nice and it takes very little to see, I expected more but well I recommend since you are in Salamanca visit him. The nuns sell candy making, I went to take a look and well compared with other sweets that make in other convents, these were few and very normalitos, I bought finally none because, although I appreciate the effort to make them by the nuns of the convent , I think that they have put very high prices for what is and amounts that you offer. I think that take advantage by the tourism that there are in Salamanca.
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  • Soothing place in the middle of a city very active. It's a nice bright place the cloister and garden are really beautiful. Worth the visit.
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  • This monastery you must visit, whether one is religious or not. Because of the cloister with five edge layout is just spectacular. None of the more than 50 columns is like the other. Animals, humans, Angels, demons, mythical creatures. Several different motifs on each column. Unbelievable what was created there in the Renaissance. Necessarily enough time to bring and if necessary abstain from visiting the serving as museum rooms of the monastery. The cloister beats everything. Occurs only EUR 2. At noon, as so often in Spain until at least 4: 00 closed. With the purchase of the delicious cookies helping the social projects of the Dominican Sisters in South America. (In the 16th century there were especially the Dominicans, who have called for the rights of native Americans, while other contemporaries only on wealth and submission from were.)
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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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  • Beautiful Plateresque cloister
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  • Beautiful place.
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