Convento de las Duenas, Salamanca

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    Convento de las Dueñas

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 15, 2015

    Convento de las Dueñas was founded in 1419 by Dona Juana Rodriguez de Maldonado as the Dominican Convent for women from noble families. She donated her palace to founded convent. This palace was rebuild during first half of XVI century and now only two Mudejar doorways remained from that old palace. Church and cloister were built by 1533. All complex of Convent building is the masterpiece of Plateresque architecture.
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    Open:
    From Monday to Saturday
    From 11:00 to 12:45hrs and from 16:30 to 17:30 hrs
    Closed on Sundays
    General admission is 2 Euros

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    Cloister

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 15, 2015

    Cloister of Convent de las Dueñas was built around 1533 and this is expressively Plateresque in style. It is worthy to visit and see this masterpiece of Spanish architecture of first half of XVI century.
    Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photo and video.
    Open:
    From Monday to Saturday
    From 11:00 to 12:45hrs and from 16:30 to 17:30 hrs
    Closed on Sundays
    General admission is 2 Euros

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    • Religious Travel
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    Capitals and decorative elements

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 15, 2015

    Column capitals are decorated by the statues and bas-relieves of different monsters made in Plateresco style so popular in Spain during first quarter of XVI century. All such figures had to remind believers about the torments of Hell and performed pedagogic role.
    Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photo and video.
    Open:
    From Monday to Saturday
    From 11:00 to 12:45hrs and from 16:30 to 17:30 hrs
    Closed on Sundays
    General admission is 2 Euros

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    • Historical Travel
    • Religious Travel

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    Museum

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 15, 2015

    This convent has small museum dedicated to sacred arts. You are going to find there reliquaries, chests, statues, icons and other examples of ecclesiastic arts. Majority of artifacts are from XVII and XVIII centuries. In the cloister you will also find original Mudejar doorway of XV century.
    Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photo and video.
    Open:
    From Monday to Saturday
    From 11:00 to 12:45hrs and from 16:30 to 17:30 hrs
    Closed on Sundays
    General admission is 2 Euros

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    • Historical Travel
    • Religious Travel
    • Arts and Culture

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    Convento de las Dueñas.

    by breughel Written Dec 11, 2011

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    The monastery called Convento de las Dueñas meaning monastery of the Mistresses is a nickname because it was intended as a religious retreat for aristocrats.
    The outside is sober but inside the cloister is one of the highlights of Renaissance art in Salamanca.
    Built in 1533 on a unique irregular pentagonal plan adapted to the primitive arrangement of dependencies. The smaller side has only two arches, while others reach six or seven arches. In the middle there is a nice garden. The bottom has wide arches on columns with medallions.
    On the top floor, the pillars are much closer together with an opulent decoration I have never seen anywhere else. The capitals have an endless imagination and variety. Fantastic beasts, grotesques and devils in all possible combinations and positions depicted. They are of an unknown artist.
    One should not miss this expression of fantastic sculptural art.

    Open: Monday to Saturday: 11.00 to 12.45 h and 16.30 to 18.45 h.
    Closed Sundays and holidays.
    Price: 2 €

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    Convento de las Dueñas

    by micas_pt Written May 6, 2004

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    Opposite to Convent San Esteban is situated the Convent of Las Dueñas. It is a beautiful Dominican convent whose construction dates back to 1419; the convent was built from a palace owned by D. Juana Rodriguez Maldonado (who ordered the construction of the convent) and there are still some Muslim traces – namely, a Moorish arch on the cloister. Seen from the outside, this convent seems austere but when inside visitors will be amazed by its richness in style – mainly the Renaissance cloister.

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    See the cloisters at the...

    by davidcross Written Aug 26, 2002

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    See the cloisters at the Convento de las Dueñas.
    Probably the prettiest cloisters in Salamanca - but also see the Convento de San Esteban nearby.

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