St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), Salamanca

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With its intricate facade, opulent sacristy, and stately cloister, the 16th-century Gothic St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban) stands as one of the finest pieces of architecture in a city full of magnificent edifices. From the outside, admire the Plateresque-style carved facade which depicts saints, the story of Jesus, and the stoning of San Esteban. Inside, mirrors have been installed to allow closer examination of the carved ceilings and pillars inside the cloisters. Pay special attention to the ornate altar, and take time to reflect in the peaceful courtyard, which is surrounded by two stories of arches. Plan to visit St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban) during your Salamanca vacation using our convenient Salamanca attractions planner.
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  • The monastery is one of the highlights of Salamanca. a beautiful facility, where in particular the exterior facade is impressive. but inside the monastery is worth a visit.
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  • The huge facade suggests the church building looks different. This suspicion is perfectly true: he kept building the church more than seventy years, and during this time was replaced many architects, saw each of them in their own way in the temple. So, turns out to be an unusual Church, which combine features of many architectural styles.
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  • What beautiful building, bright and so well preserved... the staircase is only a reason for visit, but the cloister and the galleries are captivating. It's one of those places that make us want to touch the stone so she tells us. Beautiful Spanish heritage.
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  • This one took the top stop among all the numerous places of worship in Spain. The court yard is like a time travel trip back to the past! The must go places in Spain is Salamanca and this is the must go places in Salamanca!
  • This is an unbelievable place. The extend and magnitude of the different elements is unique and breathtaking. A MUST for any visitor of Salamanca. We went here with ignorantly with no idea and stayed for two hours enjoying again and again the different spaces.
  • Another impressive temple in Salamanca.
  • Fantastic, well worth the experience
  • Dramatic and peaceful cloisters are peppered with uplifting quotes about human rights. I have visited churches, mosques, cathedrals, pagodas, synagogues, tekkes, monasteries and convents in 50+ countries; few have made me feel as positive for the visit, particularly for a visit with an admission fee. Recommended.

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