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Very Interesting

An un-asuming but VERY interesting place. It was a pleasant surprise! Learned a lot about the... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Anditso
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Geneva, Switzerland
Worth to buy the almonds cookies

Quit hard to find. No sign that could help in finding the window where you ask for the beakers... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Rina F
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Tel-Aviv
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Via Sacra, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Monasterio e Iglesia de San Pelayo on Via Sacra is an interesting monastery where you can find some nice old art item on the manuscripts, Entrance fee is required and It is good to buy the almond cookies as to help the nuns there as...More

Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Not terribly interesting, and full of rather hideous works of "art". The best items were the manuscripts, some of them quite ancient. But you'll be helping the nuns by your entrance fee.

Thank lornabookworm
Reviewed 4 December 2017

An un-asuming but VERY interesting place. It was a pleasant surprise! Learned a lot about the history of the Monastery - good collection!

Thank Anditso
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Quit hard to find. No sign that could help in finding the window where you ask for the beakers. Worth the effort.

Thank Rina F
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Go here and buy convent cookies or pastries, baked by cloistered nuns. See the old door where you would buy them year ago without being seen...I brought some home, such a unique gift. Enchanting. As I exited to the square nearby there was dancing in...More

1  Thank VaConnie
Reviewed 10 June 2017

There is nothing to see here but buy the best torta or pie with almonds in Spain. You have to try the pie made by the Sisters which I consider the best. Of course you can here mass and hear their golden vespers during the...More

Thank gorichville
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth visiting, only takes about 20 minutes to read all the explanations, which are available in several languages, and to view all the artifacts.

Thank John V
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I fell into this museum and really did not enjoy. I am sure the artefacts would have great meaning to people who had a strong belief and understanding. Not very interesting if you do not. The nun at the front desk was lovely and smiled...More

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

After the cathedral the number one thing to do in Santiago is visit the cookie nuns. Through a door on via sacra there is an entrance walk up to the barred window, ring the bell and wait for the nun to appear. They sell both...More

Thank santjordi
Reviewed 22 July 2015

While wandering the medieval streets of Santiago we found this convent where the cloistered Benedictine nuns make their famous Almond Tartas. We had heard that you could buy their detectible desserts there. We walked into the lobby and found 2 windows with old, wooden turntables....More

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