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Convento de las Duenas, Salamanca

(4.4/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Why I don't know, but the Dominicans had in Salamanca apparently much in the milk to crumble. The men were operating from the giga monastery of San Esteban. And the women had their place in this close, Convento de las Duenas. I do know where I would like to live. While all the men of a supernatural supra testeronale of proportion, this is women monastery in all superior: a human scale, with a cloister on two floors that beauty and intimacy. Without being boring, because the decorations are anything but conventional. A must.
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  • A Palace of Moorish origin which preserved a pointed arch tiled. It contains a small museum with various objects to admire, but what really caught my attention and so I was a good time enjoying was imagery carved into the capitals of the upper floor of the cloister (although by its subtlety seems drawn), a large number and variety of winged characters, demons, dragons, plant motifs. It is a cloister in plateresque style that you must not miss.
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  • This convent conveys peace and tranquility has a very cute entry courtyard and a beautiful cloister. Quick view.
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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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