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

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Address: Plaza del Concilio de Trento, Salamanca, Spain
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Watch out for the birds

There is some much to see in the detail that you need to allow twice as much time and not rush as you will miss the best bits

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is some much to see in the detail that you need to allow twice as much time and not rush as you will miss the best bits

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only 3.5 euros to view the convent. Unfortunately there are no English speaking tours and all the displays are in Spanish. The chapel is magnificent and there is also a museum on the second floor which is included in the admission price.

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new orleans
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

There is a small charge to enter the Convent and Church of Saint Stephen (San Esteban). I recall also paying to rent an audio guide. For an hour, I was amazed at the wealth of the Dominicans and of the Catholic Church at the time of Spain’s hegemony in Europe. One great aspect of the tour is the placement of... More 

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Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg City, Russia
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This Dominican monastery is dating back to the 16 century and it was here where idea of Columbus about the new way to Indias was supported by the monks. The church is famous for its frescoes

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Plainview, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Located next to our hotel, we visited this place the last day of our stay What a amazing and clean monument!!! Nice details and wonderful art work

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Mosselbaai
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

A most beautiful monastery with a church, a museum and of course some chapels. We had the place for ourselves and the Gregorian chanting in the church was super. But the best are the mirrors which help you to enlarge the distant ceilings!

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Thank Johannes C
Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

It is suprising that this majestuos dominic convent still oozes its powerful domination magnet to the visitor today. Everything is as tremendously huge and spacious as the catholic empire that represented by the time it was built. Knowledge and Faith are melt within these walls, and you can feel it. All kinds of Catholic icons are painted and scultured in... More 

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Chorzow, Poland
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

the convent is extraordinary interesting. The huge baroque altar is a masterpiece. Chapels in the convent brings you to the old times and using of audio guides is very suggested. Imagine that it was the place in which Columbus requested financing of his exploration trip to India...... Great attraction which left over us a deep impression. Definately dont miss it.

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Well worth visiting this magnificent convent. The cloisters are impressive, and viewing is helped by a series of mirrors, although these seemed to be being used by other visitors to take selfies!! The church itself is huge, and you have to go upstairs to view the choir, which as in many Spanish churches is set at the rear of the... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Convento de San Esteban is a must see in Salamanca. €3.50 gets you into a huge Dominican church and cloister. It is beautifully built in sandstone and the Baroque altar is breathtaking. An oasis of peace and calm.

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