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Convento Las Claras, Salamanca

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#12 of 24 in Historic Sites in Salamanca
Architectural Building Church
Despite its modest exterior, Convento Las Claras draws art lovers with its medieval wall frescoes. Initially founded in the 13th century by a Franciscan order known as the "Poor Clares," the convent retains few of its original Gothic elements due to an extensive renovation project completed in the 16th century. Highlights include the remains of an old wooden ceiling, as well as an on-site museum of village life, filled with everyday household items and tools collected by a local priest. Don't miss the lower choir's well-preserved wall paintings from the 14th century, unexpectedly discovered in 1976 beneath several layers of whitewash. Convento Las Claras is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Salamanca Edition.
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  • Chose this one by location, near center, and never regreted it !. Very freindly and informative guide/greeter lady. Many beautiful and interesting items and details in buildning. Religious artifacts o...  more »
  • This little convent just off the Gran Via is worth a visit. It has amazing treasures and houses a church with a fantastic Churriguera altar. On the ground floor are recently uncovered wall paintings d...  more »
  • I really liked this place, and being the only visitor meant I not only got an hour's tour, but also a Spanish lesson. Of partcular note: 14th century frescoes and the old ceiling from before the churc...  more »

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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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