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Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

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Address: Calle Reyes Catolicos 17, Toledo, Spain
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Entrance is only 3euros....gorgeous monastery with central courtyard....quite a spiritual place...architecturally lovely....it has a beautifully hand painted ceiling in one of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Entrance is only 3euros....gorgeous monastery with central courtyard....quite a spiritual place...architecturally lovely....it has a beautifully hand painted ceiling in one of the rooms

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Huddersfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Even more than the cathedral this felt like a place of worship. There are areas of striking beauty and architecture, but with the cloister garden and balcony it is a place for contemplation and peace.

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is worth a visit in Toledo, it's got a lovely chapel inside, as well as beautiful cloister. It only cost 3 Euros.

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trondheim
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This Franciscan church was founded by Ferdinand and Isabel in 1476. Later partly destroyed in the Napoleonic wars. Later restored. Note the Franciscan Cord all around the church. The 1st floor cloister has a a beautiful wooden ceiling. There you find an F for Ferdinand, but with Isabels symbol. And an Y for Isabel with his symbol. They are ONE.... More 

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Kildare
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Not in the first rank for a city boasting such a remarkable cathedral, but lavish architecture and a fine altar reredos. Convenient for a visit including El Transito and the St Martin Bridge

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Almeria, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Brilliant! This Franciscan monastery is a real gem. Enjoyed everything about it, and I`m not a religious person. I recommend it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It is a massive cathedral although a bit drab inside compared to others of similar size. Interesting history from its founding to the original planned use as a mausoleum for catholic monarchs. One more interesting feature are the manacles and shackles hung on its granite exterior facade which were worn by Christian prisoners held by the Moors that were released... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The monastery doesn't have much to see. The church was nice and simple. We were through the whole place very quickly which was dissapointing

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Pistoia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

unfortunately I can't visit the interiors but it was enough for me also the facade and the gardens that I try to see from the Street with mervellous chiostro and trees... In the middle of the jewish barrio you arrive from an ancient Street walking on the history and you can seat and have a wonderful panorama of the river... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Both the upper and the lower levels of the cloister are worth exploring. The interior of the church is interesting but not more so than other churches in Toledo.

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