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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Mosselbaai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Llanrhystud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Away from the main centre attraction, it is worth the 5. Minute walk from the main cathedral. A small entrance fee lets you wander around this old convent in relatively uninterrupted peace. A great place for quiet contemplation.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Please explore the exterior facades which are truly wonderful and even more beautiful at night when illuminated. Put this on your night visit list as well as the day one! Entry cost 3.50€ and there are very attractive cloisters with views from the first floor. The church with a Baroque alter piece is very impressive. A must visit place!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

St Dominic's order was established around 1215 and around 1218 the University of Salamanca was established and St Dominic wanted a convent in Salamanca as he wished to have his friars present in academic/university cities. He himself never saw the realization of his wishes but a convent was established in Salamanca around 1256 of the Dominican order built at site... More 

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Buckie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

There is a lot to see at this convent which was really a home for monks. The exhibitions are interesting and there is a lovely cloister. The main attraction though is the church itself which is simply sumptuous. Its a long time since I've seen so much gilt! Very much worth the entrance fee and highly recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is worth the entry fee..the high altar was amazing. Truly stunning. Do not miss seeing this lovely building and interiors. Less visited than the 2 cathedrals too. Spectacular front of the building.

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