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Real Monasterio de Santa Clara

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Address: Calle Alonso Castillo S/N, 47100 Tordesillas, Spain
Phone Number: +34 983 77 00 71
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Splendid ! A hidden jewel

Beautiful place Takes minimum 2 hours to get through Music instruments, Arabic baths, amazing church Well worth a visit here

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

Going to Tordesillas, my main goal was to visit where the Treat was signed. That was a bit disappointing, so this monasterio just saved my trip there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015

The Santa Clara monastery should be visited if you are in the Tordesillas area. It is still a working monastery, today it has 8 nuns based there (one can ring their bell and buy some of their produce) whilst not too long ago around 80 nuns were based there. So it offers 'living history'. Like the town itself, the monastery... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014

Tordecillas is a very small town but it has a spectacular attraction that is worth a stop-- the Monasterio Real de Santa Clara. One of the most interesting historical sites I have ever been to in Spain. There is still an actual working monastery and the building dates back to the Moorish period. I was there off season so tours... More 

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