Convento de las Duenas, Salamanca

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#8 of 33 in Historic Sites in Salamanca
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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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  • Perfect end of the day visit. The monastery is extremely peaceful - like an oasis in the hectic city life. The light was ideal to admire the cloister and the garden. After the visit bought some... 
    Perfect end of the day visit. The monastery is extremely peaceful - like an oasis in the hectic city life. The light was ideal to admire the cloister and the garden. After the visit bought some...  more »
  • I was at this monastery for mass on Sunday at 9.30 a.m. I was not able to see the cloister but the church. The church was built in 1419 and the convent is ran by the Dominican Sisters. 
    I was at this monastery for mass on Sunday at 9.30 a.m. I was not able to see the cloister but the church. The church was built in 1419 and the convent is ran by the Dominican Sisters.  more »
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  • The 10 euro ticket is absolutely robbery. There is barely worth 50cents
  • 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.

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