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“Worth the Walk” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban)

St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban)
Plaza del Concilio de Trento, Salamanca, Spain
923-21-50-00
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Ranked #5 of 127 things to do in Salamanca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Worth the Walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

A bit more off the beaten path, the Convent isn't too far away and you will be greatly rewarded for your journey. The main portal to the church would be sufficient enough. It rivals the University entrance in the detail present. But entering is also worth the entrance fee. The cloisters and their chapels are appealing, especially the staircase rising to the choir section of the church. The church itself isn't as spectacular as the New or Old Cathedrals, but easy rates as the third best in the city.

Visited June 2013
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“Luminous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

The façade is magnificent in the golden light of the late afternoon. It's 5m walk from the main tourist area, but it's worth that and a lot more just to see the portal and its sculptures, let alone visiting inside.

Visited June 2013
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“Interesting cloisters”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Yet another architecturally stunning religious building. Very peaceful. Not too expensive with interesting cloisters up and downstairs. We watching 3 families of stork building nests and feeding their young.

Visited May 2013
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“Beautiful Cloister”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

The church is quite nice, bit it was the cloister and staircase that we really found amazing. The cloister is a lovely light filled space, and one can walk within the cloister itself. And an added bonus was to spot the many storks' nests in the towers with the storks busy tending to their nestlings.

Visited May 2013
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“lovely church and convent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Lots of interesting details-though, after so many churches in Salamanca, etc one may suffer cathedral-fatigue.

Visited May 2013
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