Convento Las Claras, Salamanca

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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. Our Salamanca itinerary planner makes visiting Convento Las Claras and other Salamanca attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Worth seeing it there are pictures embroidered with precious gold thread. Very nice guide. It hurts to get few nuns and already elderly...
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  • Impressive space that allows us to contemplate the coffered ceiling discovered by chance around the 1970s. Dating back to the late 13th century and early 14th century which is polychrome for the most part, is should not forget "bass choir" paintings of fall times between the 12th and the 18th century. There is also an interesting ethnographic museum. Entry costs € 3 and is guided. Sell small craft items to help support the convent. Visit highly recommended
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  • Well worth visiting this convent. It has a spectacular set of Gothic wall paintings and very well-preserved Renaissance medallions. And what is unique: it preserves the original coffered ceiling of the 13th century, superimposed on the Baroque roof. Incredible! And unique, I repeat. Totally recommended!
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