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

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With its intricate facade, opulent sacristy, and stately cloister, the 16th-century Gothic St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban) stands as one of the finest pieces of architecture in a city full of magnificent edifices. From the outside, admire the Plateresque-style carved facade which depicts saints, the story of Jesus, and the stoning of San Esteban. Inside, mirrors have been installed to allow closer examination of the carved ceilings and pillars inside the cloisters. Pay special attention to the ornate altar, and take time to reflect in the peaceful courtyard, which is surrounded by two stories of arches. Plan to visit St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban) during your Salamanca vacation using our convenient Salamanca attractions planner.
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  • By far the most interesting and particular historic site to visit!!!! Incredible cloister, choir and unique staircase. Notice the chruch's altar piece columns that reproduce Bernini's baldachin at.....  more
    By far the most interesting and particular historic site to visit!!!! Incredible cloister, choir and unique staircase. Notice the chruch's altar piece columns that reproduce Bernini's baldachin at.....  more »
  • This Dominican monastery was built over the period 1524 to 1610. Its magnificent facade, featuring the martyrdom of San Esteban, is Plateresque. Christopher Columbus apparently stayed in the... 
    This Dominican monastery was built over the period 1524 to 1610. Its magnificent facade, featuring the martyrdom of San Esteban, is Plateresque. Christopher Columbus apparently stayed in the...  more »
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  • Fascinating cloister with.a surprising patio and church. Unusual dimensions and architecture for a cloister. The best local.artists worked here as well. A surprising history tells this convent, well worth seeing and reading about it.
  • 4 euros entry fee, worth every penny! You definitely should check it out ;)

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