Santo Domingo de Silos Travel Guide

  • The hermitage del Camino y via Crucis.
    The hermitage del Camino y via Crucis.
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  • Santo Domingo from the hill on south side of town.
    Santo Domingo from the hill on south...
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  • Ancient wash-house.
    Ancient wash-house.
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Santo Domingo de Silos Things to Do

  • S.D. de Silos - The Monastery.

    The monastery of Santo Domingo is the main reason anyone ever comes this way, and it is well worth it. It is thought that there has been a monastery here, on this emplacement for over 1500 years since the time of the Wisigoths. Brought to its knees by the Moors and then rebuilt by the monk, Dominic in the 11th century and renamed after him. The...

  • S.D. de Silos - Arco San Juan.

    In the middle ages Santo Domingo was surrounded by thick walls but only two small parts remain today, one being one of the two ways into town, the San Juan Archway.

  • S.D. de Silos - Around town.

    Full of lovely back streets that come straight out of the medieval scrapbook. For most of our afternoons walking it poured down so only got out and about between showers.

  • S.D. de Silos - Ermita del Camino y via...

    Take a walk up to the hermitage behind the Hotel Arco San Juan. Beautiful views over the town and surrounding countryside. The hermitage is called "Camino y via Crucis - the trail and way of the cross", so-named because on the way up, there are at least a dozen of these huge granite crosses to follow.

  • Farmacy and Medieval Museum

    At Santo Domingo de Silos Abby.The cloister deserves a visit, and I know they have guides in spanish, not sure in another languages. At least they did not have them when we visited, only some printed information.The old pharmacy is supposed to be one of the oldest in Spain.2,40 euros the entrance is worth value

  • Incredible piece of Art

    The ceilings are of Moorish style and the beautiful cloisters are Romanesque.The Mudejar coffer is from the 14th century and represents scenes from daily medieval life.

  • Cloisters Relieves

    Lok with detail the corners of the cloister.We can see some remarkable relieves with scenes from the life of Jesus Christ.

  • Santo Domingo de Silos church

    This neoclassical church is very simple inside after enjoying the cloister, but if you are lucky as we were, you can enjoy some of the masses where they sing... It deserves really

  • La Botica

    The oldest in Spain.This 18th-century pharmacy holds a collection of Talavera jars, and a lab full of antique instruments.


Santo Domingo de Silos Restaurants

  • Santo Domingo de Silos.

    Very nice welcome, made us feel at home straight away. Nice and clean and good service.Tip : This is where the guide from the monastery comes to eat. Succulent Serrano ham

  • Tres Coronas (3 crowns) Hotel &...

    This nice restaurant is located in an old vbeautiful building in the main square, near the monastery. Try the morcilla and the lamb (cordero) with salad.For dessert, rice with milk (delicious)

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Santo Domingo de Silos Transportation

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    by dipendra Written Aug 2, 2005

    As far as i know, ppl drive to the village. seems no other way. even they don't have a small shop to sell some necessaries.

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  • Monastery

    The monastery is still inhabited by a Benedictine community and is open to visitors, they have guides in Spanish, explaining all the art details of the cloisterIf i am not wrong 2,40 euros the entrance

  • La sombra de un cipres es alargada

    Remeber that silence is a norm over here lol.My memory of the first time I visited Santo Domingo was this tree.... and still si there.

  • Monasterio de Santo Domingo de Silos:...

    The monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos at the SE of Covarrubias, is said to have originally been founded in 593 by the Visigothic King, Recaredo I (the one that introduced the Catholic religion in Spain). The Visigoth church was destroyed by the Moors, and rebuilt in 1042 by Santo Domingo.


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