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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  • It's worth seeing. All very nice and well located to see. Well taken care of. Close to the rest of the monuments.
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  • Beautiful environment. The grounds are well maintained and a tranquil place. Best of all nuns have wonderful bakery next to it  more »
  • Beautiful monastery with wonderful craftsmanship. The altar is monumental! Very wide with many details. A visit is worthwhile.
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  • Wonderful museum. A must in Salamanca. Enjoyed hearing the storks. Visit Columbus meeting room. Fascinating. Beautiful sandstone throughout.
  • The only thing I didn't care for about this place is their political propaganda (plastered mainly all over the walls of the upper cloister) meant to present the Dominican Order as the prototype of social justice warriors and to sanitize their less-than-stellar participation in the conquest of the New World... Apart from that, the building is a jewel outside and inside. The church facade is filigree. The cloister and various rooms it gives you access to are filled with religious works of art, obviously, but their architectural value is not lesser.
  • One of Salamanca’s most impressive monuments. Well worth the visit!
  • Extremely nice architecture and design. Very beautiful! Very worth it. The admission price is around 3.50 Euro a person.
  • Incredibly beautiful convent and church.
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