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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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Striking architecture

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Kildare
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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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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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The architecture of the monastery is a combination of Flemish Gothic and Moorish Castilian. The combination particularly in the two story courtyard is breath taking. The lower level has ornate gothic archways that look into a courtyard of orange trees. The second level has intricately carved ceilings in the moorish geometric design and a colorful tiled floor. The cathedral itself... More 

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is n fully functional monastery of the Franciscan Order in Toledo. Open for tourists ( Entrance Fee charged), and visitors are allowed see most of the monastery, including the cloister and the church.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Great cathedral which only adds to the overall history and impressive medieval architecture of this charming city. Very nice place to visit especially when in Madrid!

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Estepona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Once entering the old town over the majestic San Martin Bridge one of the first impressive buildings on the right is El Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes. Its impressive facades are so artfully architecturally well designed and maintained over the centuries. Take your time to view not only the inside but also even more the outside

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