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Real Monasterio de Santa Clara

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Address: Calle Alonso Castillo S/N, 47100 Tordesillas, Spain
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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 4 days ago
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Catalonia, Spain
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Catalonia, Spain
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Reviewed 4 days 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.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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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 

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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

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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

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Dublin Ireland
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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 

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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 

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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.

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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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

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Derry, United Kingdom
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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.

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Tolmin, Slovenia
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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.

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