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Extraordinary Counter-Reformation Baroque interior

This astonishing church on the Via Sacra is attached to the Benedictine Monastry which forms one... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Nicholas H
London, United Kingdom
Great cookies to eat on your tour

Our tour guide took us to the cookie nuns. Bought a box and shared it with our little tour group... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Indialantic, Florida
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

This astonishing church on the Via Sacra is attached to the Benedictine Monastry which forms one whole side of the enormous Plaza de Quintana. The interior is a feast of the Counter-Reformation style of Baroque art, which was designed to inform and impress Catholic worshippers...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Our tour guide took us to the cookie nuns. Bought a box and shared it with our little tour group and guide. Gave the leftover cookies to our guide as a treat. Love the design of the cookies. Two choices to buy.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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!

Date of experience: December 2017
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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

Date of experience: June 2017
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Jan B
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