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St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban)

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Address: Plaza del Concilio de Trento, Salamanca, Spain
Phone Number: 923-21-50-00
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Lovely Cloisters

Please explore the exterior facades which are truly wonderful and even more beautiful at night when illuminated. Put this on your night visit list as well as the day... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Steve H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Please explore the exterior facades which are truly wonderful and even more beautiful at night when illuminated. Put this on your night visit list as well as the day one! Entry cost 3.50€ and there are very attractive cloisters with views from the first floor. The church with a Baroque alter piece is very impressive. A must visit place!

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

St Dominic's order was established around 1215 and around 1218 the University of Salamanca was established and St Dominic wanted a convent in Salamanca as he wished to have his friars present in academic/university cities. He himself never saw the realization of his wishes but a convent was established in Salamanca around 1256 of the Dominican order built at site... More 

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Buckie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lot to see at this convent which was really a home for monks. The exhibitions are interesting and there is a lovely cloister. The main attraction though is the church itself which is simply sumptuous. Its a long time since I've seen so much gilt! Very much worth the entrance fee and highly recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is worth the entry fee..the high altar was amazing. Truly stunning. Do not miss seeing this lovely building and interiors. Less visited than the 2 cathedrals too. Spectacular front of the building.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

This place gets a lot less footfall than the cathedrals, but it is on the same level in terms of size, grandeur and artistry. It is well worth a visit.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

We went here with our 6 year old son. It is a beautiful church and grounds and is very well maintained and run. Well worth a visit!!

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Pozuelo de Alarcon, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

We visited many places during our stay in Salamanca, but this in one that I really recommend. Its architecture and decoration builds an incredible atmosphere inside and outside (the front door is simply amazing).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

There is a lot to see specially if you take the audio guide. I spent about an hour in there. It was very informative and the sculpture and paintings were amazing. Well worth the trip.

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Bolton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We visited St Stephen's as our hotel was very close and were very pleased that we'd done so. Although called Convent it was a Monastery and there's quite a bit to look at inside. Nice cloisters. The church is ornate and impressive. When we were there we were lucky enough to coincide with a group of young musicians who were... More 

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Adelaide Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We spent about 45 mins here, well worth the visit. Stunning Altar piece, well presented Museum dedicated to the monks of the Dominican Order, and an unusual sculpture of Virgin Mary tucked into the staircase and hard to spot.

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