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Reviewed February 1, 2019

This hidden gem makes for an interesting visit. While you are walking around and reading some of its history, it's normal to see some of the nuns walking around, and if you are lucky, you will be able to buy some fresh bread made in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

The monastery is still in use, so one can only visit the courtyard and a 1 room little museum displaying some of the monastery treasures, which are not really particularly worth seeing. However, the 2 courtyards are worth seeing, the first is a sort buffer...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 21, 2018

Absolutely precious for a peaceful half an hour. The architecture of the central patio is exquisite, and it offers great views of the cathedral and the church of Saint Stephen. It is a living cloister for nuns of the Dominican Order and one can buy...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

Close to the San Esteban Convent, this is a small treasure that deserves more visitors. Very relaxing visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

We went only to purchase some bakery items BUT we the followed up with a self pace tour of the convent. Nicely maintained and clean, lots off attention to details and historical artifacts

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

Definitely worth a visit, at least to gaze at the masonry and design of the impressive front gate and entrance to this venerable university. One can also enter for a fee. The lecture halls are beautiful as is the courtyard. But, I think one can...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2017

The columns in the inner courtyard are topped with amazing, tormented characters that you could study for hours (and we did). This was one of the most memorable sights in Salamanca.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 30, 2017

We nearly missed it, they were just closing. A nun let us in and ushered us in to the bake shop. The cookies are very good and the courtyard was lovely. But, we did not get to see the big courtyard because they closed.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 21, 2017

The cloisters are lovely - so peaceful. The nun selling the little cakes was welcoming and a great saleslady!! Lovely just to sit in the sun and recharge your batteries. It would have been most helpful if there had been a leaflet in English but...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank DaintyDinah08
Reviewed September 11, 2017

There is a small fee for entrance but it is worth it go to and spend a little time walking around this low key venue. It was also nice to buy cakes made by the nuns in the small shop attached to the front entrance...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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