St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), Salamanca
(4.7/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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 your visit to St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Salamanca vacation planner.
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  • It is suprising that this majestuos dominic convent still oozes its powerful domination magnet to the visitor today. Everything is as tremendously huge and spacious as the catholic empire that represe...  more »
  • In the path of the historic centre will be taken with a beautiful courtyard, which belongs to the convent in Salamanca everything is nearby and you're taking with these gems. You must take care not to lose them
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  • Really beautiful ... seems to compete with the Cathedral. Beautiful church but equally so is the cloister. All richly decorated but not opulent inside. The cloister leaves you spellbound. All rifiìnito in the typical local stone yellow ochre. Fabulous even the ladder to climb to the top floor of the cloister where each arch rests on the bottom without columns. You don't want to miss in Salamanca.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful cathedral, inside and out. Small admission fee but completely worth it! The cloisters, staircase, and architecture are utterly phenomenal. Allow extra time to enjoy each piece!
  • Beautiful and full of history.
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