We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Real Monasterio de Santa Clara

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Calle Alonso Castillo S/N, 47100 Tordesillas, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 983 77 00 71

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 275 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 12
  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
A must to visit in this village

This is an old palace/convent dating from the medieval ages, containing exceptional samples of mudéjar art (christian art made by muslim craftsmen) and also interesting additions... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Catalonia, Spain
Add Photo Write a Review

275 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 18: English reviews
Catalonia, Spain
Level Contributor
93 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is an old palace/convent dating from the medieval ages, containing exceptional samples of mudéjar art (christian art made by muslim craftsmen) and also interesting additions of later periods. Too bad photography is only allowed in one "patio". There is a one-of-a-kind XV century bath that belonged to the palace.

Thank marquesa_de_parabere
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
421 reviews
196 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, I would have given five stars if the tour had been in English or there was an English audio guide. So if you don't speak Spanish you will miss out on the history. That said, a guided tour is the only way to gain entry and is very worth going on. The convent is beautiful inside with lovely tiles... More 

Thank Jane C
Level Contributor
26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

The place is quite amazing as arabian style, the different patios the baths will remind you some andalusian palaces. The church itself has a very surprising celling. Do not miss it

Thank Alexandre H
Level Contributor
38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place Takes minimum 2 hours to get through Music instruments, Arabic baths, amazing church Well worth a visit here

Thank VIVSpain
Dublin Ireland
Level Contributor
38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We just wandered around as there were no tours on the day we were there. But it is a very serene place as it is still a working convent. It is here that Queen Isabella's daughter was confined here for over 50 years when they declared she was insane for political reasons. We sat by a pool at the back... More 

Thank hiddenhores
Level Contributor
27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

The convent of Santa Clara is a great visit for history and architecture buffs giving a walk through time over several hundred years of residents, rulers and styles. If you are visiting Andalusia, the convent is architecturally and historically linked with both the Alcazar of Seville and the Alhambra and other Mudejar sites. Tordesillas is about a 2-hour bus from... More 

Thank sullivision
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We had no idea there would be such a treasure in Tordesillas! We booked an early tour and were lucky enough to get an English speaking Guide who clearly loves the place and its history.

1 Thank Carole H
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Only against was that the tour guide only spoke in spanish & french. Photographs were only allowed in a few of the rooms but it is a lovely plasce

Thank Janet C
Derry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
169 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

This is a working nunnery in tortesillas, the convent of the poor clares. There are only 8 nuns here and is mow under the administration of the spanish national heritage organisation. Thee is achictecture in the style of mudéjar. The saddest thing that happened here is with joanna 1 was confined here for almost half a century until her death.

3 Thank celtictiger_7
Tolmin, Slovenia
Level Contributor
569 reviews
361 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015

An interesting monastery worth visiting if you pass trough the Tordesillas. There are guided visits and we had nearly missed the last visit that day. Luckily friendly guide allowed us to join her group, so we could enjoy some of the history and beauty of this monastery.

Thank Soccca

Travellers who viewed Real Monasterio de Santa Clara also viewed

Tordesillas, Province of Valladolid
Tordesillas, Province of Valladolid
Tordesillas, Province of Valladolid
Medina del Campo, Province of Valladolid

Been to Real Monasterio de Santa Clara? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Real Monasterio de Santa Clara and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Real Monasterio de Santa Clara staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?