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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  • Beautiful cloister and that is a must-see if you're going to Soria. He also agreed outside with a group of "comedians Templars" explaining the art of war, explaining parts of the armor, dimensions of mesh and swords. A marvel of explanation added to the cloister.
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  • Well care and restored monastery. It consists of a church and an atrium of columns with carved capitals very well preserved. Free weekends, but a euro, since all visits were so cheap.
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  • It looks very quickly. The cloister seemed the most relevant. A walk from the center of the city is can go take.
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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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