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Monastery of San Juan de Duero (Soria capital)

Monument since August, 1882.

 

This impressive monastery on the Douro riverbanks belonged to the Knights Hospitaller of Jerusalem. You can find it on the way to El Monte de las Ánimas, the place where Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer’s legend takes place. This monastery was built between the 12th and 13th centuries and the most impressive feature is the arcaded cloister that still maintains the original Gothic and Mudejar elements. The arcades combine the various architectural styles that were typical in Spain at the time. Late Romanesque rounded arches on pairs of columns on the north-western side, early Gothic, and especially, Islamic tracery can be found throughout the cloister. These arches are criss-crossed to achieve a beautiful visual effect, and you can even find floating arches.

 

The church is quite simple and only consists of a single nave with a wooden roof, semi-circular apse, and a pointed barrel vault. Inside the church, there is a display of items from Jewish, Islamic and Christian cultures, and there are also two small pavilions at the beginning of the sanctuary with capitals that have curious scenes from the Bible.

 

Timetable:

From October to June, open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.
From July to September, open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
On Sundays and Holidays, open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays.

 

+34  975 230 218

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Cloister of the Monastery of San Juan de Duero
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Inside the Monastery of San Juan de Duero
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Diputación de Soria (Desarrollo Económico y Turismo)

C/ Caballeros, 17 - 42002 Soria

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