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Real Monasterio de Santa Clara

Calle Alonso Castillo S/N, 47100 Tordesillas, Spain
+34 983 77 00 71
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A hidden jewel: but only in Spanish

This royal palace-turned-convent is a spectacular remnant of the Mozarabic architectural style... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2018
Rebrites
,
Spain
Interesting but very strangly disclosed

This city claims to be royal. Most of it based on this building that has beem meticulously... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
DSantwerpen
,
Antwerp, Belgium
via mobile
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“old palace” (2 reviews)
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Calle Alonso Castillo S/N, 47100 Tordesillas, Spain
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

This royal palace-turned-convent is a spectacular remnant of the Mozarabic architectural style, brought up to the plains of Castile by Moorish builders and preserved here by the national historical heritage ministry. Here you see the colorful tiles, lobed and horseshoe arches, geometric painted plasterwork more...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This city claims to be royal. Most of it based on this building that has beem meticulously restored. Without any doubt the top monument in this small town. BUT only a guided visit (in Spanish) is possible. Being a well travelled culture consumer, I like...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2017

Amazing old palace/convent, highlight of our stay in Tordesillas. Worth the trip. Guided tours only, English and Spanish.

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Reviewed 8 June 2017

Tordesillas is north of Madrid at the crossroads between Zamora and Valladolid. Just passing through for one night we stopped and decided to spend the time and take the tour. Very informative and worth the stop. Nearby, is the Casa de Tratado where the treaty...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2017 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...More

Thank Jane C
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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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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...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...More

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