Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, Toledo

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Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Admire the ornate Gothic architecture of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Founded by the Catholic Monarchs in the late 15th century, the monastery features an elongated nave and two side chambers forming the shape of a cross, and boasts details in both Gothic and Mudéjar styles. Walk the main hall, admiring the 30-m (100-ft) ceilings, or wander through the small, tranquil garden of the cloister. While entrance to the church is free, you must pay a small fee to enter the cloister. A visit to Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Toledo online vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Toledo’s San Juan de los Reyes monastery is beautiful and rich in history. Built in the Isabelline style (a transition between late Gothic and early Renaissance architecture, with decorative...  more »
  • Amazing building with all the architecture details from that time, the courtyard is not that big but it gives a sense of peace and reflection, I guess that was the intention when built  more »
  • San Juan de los Reyes is a meaningful building for the history of Spain. Besides, the monastery offers a peaceful corner perfect for contemplation. Absolutely recommendable.  more »
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  • Beautiful architecture. We were here at night, so didn't get a chance to enter, but it was still a sight to behold, and very well lit... Also, lots of little bats flying around outside at night, which was fun to see. The bats don't bother people if you don't bother them. They're just busy catching all the insects that fly around and are drawn to the spotlights used to illuminate the landmarks.
  • Splendid visual experience! A must see in Toledo. Probably the most beautiful monastery I have seen in my life.
  • Historical atmosphere and architecture will amaze you. Entry fee will be 3-4 Euro. Worthy place..
  • Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes - This monastery was initially named "San Juan de la Reyna" and was conceived to be the mausoleum of the Catholic Monarchs. They would change their plans later, choosing Granada as their burial place, after its reconquest in 1492. The monastery's construction began in 1477 following plans drawn by architect Juan Guas, and was completed in 1504. It was dedicated to Saint John the Evangelist for use by Franciscan friars. In 1809 the monastery was badly damaged by Napoleon's troops during their occupation of Toledo, and abandoned in 1835. Restoration began in 1883 but was not completed until 1967. The monastery was restored to the Franciscan order in 1954. Source: Wikipedia
  • Awesome monastery for only 3 euros, or you can buy the wristband for 10 that gives access to 7 different spots In Toledo. If you're walking around and looking for a place to go, this is a cheaper alternative to the large church (but obviously smaller and not as detailed as the much larger church there).

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