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Address: Calle Santa Clara 2, Salamanca, Spain
Phone Number: 923269623

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This little convent just off the Gran Via is worth a visit. It has amazing treasures and houses a church with a fantastic Churriguera altar. On the ground floor are recently... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2016
Bernie S
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

This little convent just off the Gran Via is worth a visit. It has amazing treasures and houses a church with a fantastic Churriguera altar. On the ground floor are recently uncovered wall paintings dating back to the 13th century. You can go right to the top to see the original ceiling which was later covered by an 18th century... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

I really liked this place, and being the only visitor meant I not only got an hour's tour, but also a Spanish lesson. Of partcular note: 14th century frescoes and the old ceiling from before the church was re-built - I clambered up and down metal staircases to get close-ups of the old paintings.

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Thank HeLy1966
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Great guided tour to an 800 years convent that is still active. You can go up and see from upclose the original roof top. It also includes a very complete ethnographic museum.

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Fatima, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

If you have the chance ask for Carmen the keeper of the place. She was a wonderful guide explaining everything as we went along the choir, the church, the ethnographic museum. Very interesting

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We turned up here, on the E edge of Salamanca old town, just before lunchtime closing. It seemed locked up so we turned away, only to be called back by a lady who took us on a personal guided tour. She didn't speak any English or French but was so expressive that we understood most of what she said. It's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Nice exterior but not much to see inside as it is the local library' not sure why this is on the must list

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The outside of this building is quite plain but once inside, there are multiple reasons to be awed by the art and architecture. The altar is the centerpiece.

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This convent has a rather strange set-up. A very friendly woman shows people around but you can only get in every hour or so. The lady escorts you to various parts and then lets you look around yourself or at times accompanies you. There are lots of wonderful things in this convent including medieval wall frescoes which were discovered relatively... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We visited this during our recent trip to Salamanca. At first, when we turned up, we couldn't work out how to get in, even although there was a timetable of guided tours (they seem to run over 50 minutes from 9.30 when they're open). Another visitor managed to find a nun and we were able to go on the tour.... More 

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

It is sort of tricky to find the place, even more so to get inside, as it is an actual convent, so they have a very strict schedule of admission. Nevertheless, once you manage to get inside, you would not regret it, a huge collection of dolls and figurines is delightful, and this alone justifies the very modest price they... More 

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