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Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

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Address: Calle Reyes Catolicos 17, 45002 Toledo, Spain
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+34 925 22 38 02
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Amazingly Beautiful

This Monastery, although might not be a major attraction, was amazingly beautiful architecturally, somehow reminded me of my elementary school. In my opinion, not to be missed.

Reviewed December 10, 2016
West Vancouver, Canada
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West Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed December 10, 2016

This Monastery, although might not be a major attraction, was amazingly beautiful architecturally, somehow reminded me of my elementary school. In my opinion, not to be missed.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

If you are in Toledo the monastory is worth a visit as long it is not a first choise of places to visit.

Thank menachemle
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2016

The mix of architecture styles makes this monastery well worth visiting. The restoration job is excellent. Don't miss Gothic cloister with its Mudejar ceiling.

Thank michael p
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Reviewed November 18, 2016

This is a particularly beautiful monastery. The attention to detail is amazing, the art breathtaking and the garden in the middle just beautiful. When there do not miss the chains of the freed former prisoners outside the building.

Thank sharoemdzu
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Reviewed November 15, 2016

Very interesting to visit, better if you buy the collective ticket bracelet which allow you to visit several other places.

Thank Filippo C
Moron de la Frontera, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2016

I've visited many churches, monasteries and sanctuaries in Europe and Spain. This one is pretty impressive and nice inside but more info in English would make learning about it much better. I can't figure out what the chains are for hanging on the outside, quite fascinating.

Thank ItalianChicken1
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed November 10, 2016

This was a very fascinating place as most of the places are in Toledo. Lots of significant history hear and such a beautiful work of architecture and art. Two things to remember here before you show up. First, buy the $9 wristband that gets you in to about 8 other sites throughout the city. They sell it at lots of... More 

Thank JimH-ATL
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

A very large monastic church, with provision for Royal Tombs. There is a charge for entry, but it is worth paying. Wonderful two decker cloister, with excellent carving. Sadly we were unable to enter the library. More information in English would have made the experience even better.

Thank Andrew S
Chicago, IL
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Reviewed November 6, 2016

Fascinating chapel that was originally built to inter Isabella and Ferdinand. You enter through the old dining hall, with some intriguing carvings over the door. Then you pass a stairwell that has seen some better days. The cloister has fantastic carvings that you can view from 2 levels, with allegorical figures on every post and corner. There is lovely woodwork... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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Reviewed November 5, 2016

We took the Hop on Hop off bus from the train station, and got off at Puente San Martin. It's a steep climb to this early Renaissance monastery, but we were rewarded when we entered the peaceful church and cloister. It’s definitely worth a short visit. You can purchase the Toledo tourist bracelet here.

Thank Linda Y

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