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Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

Calle Reyes Catolicos 17, Toledo, Spain
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Ranked #3 of 70 Attractions in Toledo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Yorkshire
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81 reviews 81 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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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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Delft, The Netherlands
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This beautiful monastery is a treasure. It is not the most famous church in Toledo, but it is the most beautiful. The courtyard is peaceful and the architecture is stunning. Do not skip the upstairs!

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Chicago, Illinois
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Beautiful building with wonderful Cloister. Very photogenic. Church next door is worth walking into. There was a big wedding going on when we were there and we lover seeing all the ladies in wonderful hats.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

When you buy a day pass to the Cathedral €18 there are 3 other attractions you see for free(usually €2.5), this is one of them. Again if you like history/architecture then not to be missed.

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West Chester, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We were expecting more from the intended resting place of Ferdinand & Isabella. The church and the cloister do not represent the glory of Spain. Only worth seeing if you are staying in Toledo for more than a day or if you bought a Toledo museum pass. It is only 2.50 euros/person. Exterior is beautiful and a definite photo op.... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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38 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

With a huge story and a perfect conservation this Monastery is the second attraction after Cathedral. Very nice and small courtyard. Very nice pictures and sculptures from 12 century....

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Clermont, Florida, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Do not miss this. Home of St Francis of Assisi and the Franciscan Order, it is a beautiful example of early monastery building. This is the background for the current Pope Francis. Buy the band for 8 Euros and visit all 6 sites on the tour. If you only look at the outside, you are missing the whole point in... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I have to say that while the inside is not as grand as some other places the outside is a sight to see! The detail of the architecture and the chains that hang upon the wall outside that once shackled Christians by the Muslims is something that will be etched in my memory for a long long time.

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Peñíscola, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I have never seen a double height cloisters before and this one is really beautiful. The carving on the stonework is so intricate and the upper floor has a fantastic wooden 3 dimensional ceiling. Unfortunately there was a service going on in the church so we couldn't see that, but the monastery is worth the visit by itself.

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