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Enter a tranquil courtyard and view pentagonal cloisters with intricately carved stone pillars at Convento de las Duenas. Stroll through the peaceful rose garden, or explore the rooms of religious artwork. Learn about Sister Teresa Chikaba, a West African woman who lived as a slave in Madrid for a decade before being allowed to join the convent in the mid 17th century. Try the pastries sold by the sisters--they're almost more famous than the cloisters. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Convento de las Duenas by using our Salamanca journey website.
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Everything looks better in a blue sky day. This convent doesn’t compare in terms of opulence or detail vis-a-vis the convent 250 feet away. But, a peaceful place ... more »
I particularly enjoyed the juxtaposition between the roses in the main level gardens and the fantastic creatures ( angels, griffons, devils, winged horses) carved on the capitals of the upper arcade..... more »
Absolutely beautiful. Try to get in early enough to avoid crowds to appreciate its real serenity. Have to wonder what nuns made of all the writhing forms represented by stone carvings.
Breathtaking sculptures in the first floor arcades of the beautifully gardened claustro, with great views to the catedral n clerecia. A must!
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