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Convento Las Claras, Salamanca
(4.7/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Discovered by accident, following the Trip, it truly was a nice surprise. The perpetual accompanied us with explanations very interesting. Dedicated an hour to this convent and did not regret it.
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  • We are very well received and welcomed for a guided tour of the restored convent and Church. Has the peculiarity of being able to visit the upper part on the ceiling of the Church and can compare the original wood ceiling and gothic vaults built under the same. It also has on display very interesting ethnographic pieces.
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  • It is also known as the monastery of Santa Clara. West of the Plaza de San Roman, Santa Clara Street. Priory is founded in 1238, newest repair places will be in the 18th century and renovated in the 16th century. Even today in some places feel the Baroque architectural style to leave. Old town Salamanca, Santa Clara monastery added to the world heritage site in 1988.
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