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Convento de las Duenas, Salamanca

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Historic Site
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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  • Not bad, but without a site visit, I would have chosen this, it was not fully open.
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  • It is a small convent with a cloister which is worth a visit. The entrance is very inexpensive and serves for the maintenance of the convent. In panels to tell the story of the convent and the life of Teresa Chikaba, nun of color who lived in the. What temptation to say it because they sell some amazing sweets and you can not resist to take any.
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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 »
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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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