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Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

Address: Calle Reyes Catolicos 17, Toledo, Spain
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Ranked #3 of 70 Attractions in Toledo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Pistoia, Italy
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I enjoyed this monastery - particularly the beautiful serene cloister. It seems ornate for a monastery - but it was originally built to be a burial place for royalty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Very good explanations all over the place concerning history and specific related issues and details in the buildings and decorations.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The exterior of this Monastery is much more impressive than the interior, which was bland to say the least. It was really just a waste of my time. Only stayed a couple minutes..

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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This monastery has lovely architectural details, a beautiful church and serene courtyard that make it well worth a visit. It is part of the Toledo Monumental group-- the purchase of a bracelet for 8 euros gives access to 6 sights; admission without the bracelet is 2.50 per sight. You can tour this monastery in less than an hour so it... More 

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