Monasterio de San Juan de Duero (Arcos de San Juan de Duero), Soria
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Constructed between the 12th and 13th centuries, and once the headquarters of the Knights of St. John, Monasterio de San Juan de Duero (Arcos de San Juan de Duero) is an incredible example of Romanesque religious architecture. Wander the courtyards and hallways, part of a working monastery until the 18th century, and imagine the lives of the monks and knights who called them home. Examine the rows of intricately carved archways lining the cloisters, each from a slightly different time period, or look up at the vaulted interior of the church chapel. Parking is available near the site, although the monastery is also a short walk from the town of Soria. Plan your Monasterio de San Juan de Duero (Arcos de San Juan de Duero) visit and explore what else you can see and do in Soria using our Soria trip generator.
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  • A site very curious beside the river Duero that met thanks to a visit guided that had agreed. A visit very advisable for anyone to go to Soria.
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  • Beautiful site next to the paseo de Duero. The famous cloister (his remains, in reality) is a surprise for the varied in its style, its originality and its conservation status. Then, the adjacent Hermitage is another medieval beauty with their different and magnificent capitals. All for a euro... ´cuantos sites there are in Spain and in Europe where charge 5 euros or more, not worth half that San Juan de Duero?
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  • It is a cloister with beautiful arches of different eras. A pleasant walk along the banks of the Duero to the monasteries, and a very interesting cultural experience. No time-consuming and non-what is a required visit.
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  • Extraordinary set of Romanesque architecture. What you see today are the remains of a monastery of the order military of the Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem. It was erected in the first half of the 12TH S and was inhabited until the 18TH
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  • Very nice and care, the capitals of the interior are very well carved, with different figures and allegories, the outer cloister is very curious with different types of bows and Romanesque columns, it is worth entering, you have to always pay.
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  • Spectacular Romanesque cloister
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  • After seeing him in school books, it doesn't disappoint. Along with the Duero is a very original cloister in their bows
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  • I do not think either that they cannot enter dogs with their corresponding belt inside of the arches. Otherwise everything very well preserved
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