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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 69 Attractions in Toledo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

A gem of peacefulness, take a little time and walk this cloister. It is a truly wonderful example. The church is also worth time to visit. A little out of the centre of Toledo but well worth the walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

A bet away from the centre and the hectic, loud tourists, this church is a must. A nice small garden and a fantastic Gothic church with as a bonus a nice piece of history

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