We didn't visit the convent inside for lack of time, just the garden. But we did buy the anis biscuits and they were excellent!
Apart from being a tourist attraction, the Sisters sell their sweet confections here. An entrance fee of 2 Euro per person as at September 2012 is well worth it. Gorgeous pentagonal cloister with intricately carved stone pillars and pretty garden. Incredibly peaceful - so hard to believe this is in the middle of a busy city. Do take the time... More
We had mixed feelings about this when we visited. It was nice to buy cakes from the nun at the door, but there isn't very much else to see. There are a couple of room of various religious artworks, a very interesting room as one other reviewer has mentioned on Sister Teresa Chikaba (although there was no information in English... More
Beautiful renaissance courtyard enclosing a lovely rose garden. Do buy some of the delicious almond pastries from the very sweet smiley sister behind the grille in the shop
Just as other reviewers have noted, this is a beautiful and tranquil cloisters, with amazing details in the sculptural elements of the columns etc. The nuns also make excellent cookies, and if you are lucky, the Sister who sells them will regale you with interesting stories. Which brings me to the detail that no one seems to have mentioned. The... More
Located next to the convent of San Estebon, this one also offers a chance to the see the cloisters, but little else. The cloisters are unique in that they are not square. The detail around the cloisters are also of special note. Some particularly disturbing figures can be seen there. There is an old map of Salamanca in one of... More
In a city packed with beautiful sights, this little Convent was a hidden treasure. Serene, calm with a lovely Rose garden at its heart and the most amazing detailed, carved capitals to the stone columns of its ancient cloister. You can even buy home made biscuits and treats prepared by the nuns themselves. A must visit.
The old convent was strangely quiet after coming off the busy street. A nun selling sweet biscuits off to one side . The cloister and upstairs area particularly contemplative.
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