We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban)

Plaza del Concilio de Trento, Salamanca, Spain
+34 923 21 50 00
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Worth the Price of Admission, and More

Our guidebook referred to the artistry of St. Stephen’s Convent as “delicate as spun sugar” which... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
NXTTRP
,
St. Petersburg, Florida
via mobile
An architectural marvel, where Human Rights and International Law were invented

This is the Convent of Fray Bartolomé de las Casas, Hernando de Soto (precursors of Human Rights... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Manuel S
,
Madrid, Spain
Read all 798 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Plaza del Concilio de Trento, Salamanca, Spain
CONTACT
Website
+34 923 21 50 00
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Salamanca
from US$ 153.60
More Info
from US$ 153.60
More Info
from US$ 153.60
More Info
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (798)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"dominican order"
in 6 reviews
"human rights"
in 3 reviews
"dominican church"
in 2 reviews
"actual church"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 6 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 3 reviews
"choir stalls"
in 5 reviews
"main altarpiece"
in 2 reviews
"golden altarpiece"
in 2 reviews
"gold leaf"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 9 reviews
"storks nesting"
in 2 reviews
"admission price"
in 2 reviews
"stone work"
in 2 reviews
"small fee"
in 2 reviews
"small museum"
in 3 reviews
"audio guide"
in 3 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 157 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guidebook referred to the artistry of St. Stephen’s Convent as “delicate as spun sugar” which is not a phrase I’d ever seen used to describe anything. This church was closed when we passed the first time, but we were glad we returned. The work...More

1  Thank NXTTRP
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the Convent of Fray Bartolomé de las Casas, Hernando de Soto (precursors of Human Rights) and Francisco de Vitioria (inventor of International Law), prayed and studied. Of enormous importance to the Spanish speaking world (19 countries, ex colonies of Spain in the Americas...More

2  Thank Manuel S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As with so many of the city's old buildings, our tour group was unable to look inside but the cloisters were lovely and our local city guide was able to give us a very full explanation of the changes of use the premises have undergone...More

Thank Ann C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 13 May 2018

The main church is magnificent and almost jaw-dropping.The altar is glorious.The other rooms too are exceptional.Cloister is beautiful. Lovely picture of Mary Magdalene on the staircase.Such a quiet, soothing place away from the madding crowd.

Thank AppianNorthYorkshire
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 May 2018

This is a short distance from all the other main sites but this was one of our favorites. It is beautiful with much to see. The facade is breathtaking

Thank WiMadcitytraveler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Stumbled upon this incredible monument walking outside the main old city. Definitely another star in the galaxy of sites in this wonderful city. The Altar is another standout. The history lesson about the Dominicans is by itself worth the visit. When we went there was...More

Thank seattlesez
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We had a full day of getting around the many historical buildings and this was very good, well presented with clear explanations of what the rooms were used for. Good views of the Stork nests.

1  Thank keithhd888
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Lovely historic building, just on the edge, or entrance, to Salamanca old town. We had parked in the nearby Reyes de España about 8€ a day, as driving in the old town is not practical. We were about to walk by the Church convent, but...More

1  Thank Brian M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Absolutely stunning cloisters were the highlight of our visit. The enormous music folios were fascinating, as were the reliquary cases meticulously crafted to display bone fragments of dozens of saints.

Thank SCOENGUSA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 February 2018

In a city which is filled with splendid churches and convents, this is one of the most interesting and "different". Its treasury held some fascinating objects.

1  Thank tofrek1885
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 68 hotels in Salamanca
Grand Hotel Don Gregorio
389 reviews
.07 km away
NH Collection Salamanca Palacio de Castellanos
848 reviews
.08 km away
Hotel Hospes Palacio de San Esteban
756 reviews
.10 km away
Hostal Pena de Francia
3 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Croissanteria Paris SL.
542 reviews
.26 km away
Vinodiario
1,778 reviews
.17 km away
Restaurante En La Parra
345 reviews
.04 km away
La Hoja 21
841 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)
1,997 reviews
.30 km away
New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva)
1,157 reviews
.30 km away
Plaza de Anaya
143 reviews
.19 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban) staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;