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Convento Las Claras, Salamanca
(4.7/5 based on 60+ 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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  • After the restoration attend novena mass has been a real privilege, Sung in first person. Re-fuel at the convent where enjoy their works of art and their warm welcome. A success
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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 »
  • 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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