Monastery of San Juan de Duero

Soria, Spain

Monastery of San Juan de Duero, built in the Romanesque style, consists of a single nave with a wooden roof, semicircular apse, and a pointed barrel vault. From the 12th century it belonged to the Knights Hospitaller of Jerusalem, until it was abandoned in the 18th century. The 12th century church and the 13th cloister, with Gothic and Mudéjar elements, are still standing.The arcades combine the various architectural styles current in Spain at the time: late Romanesque, early Gothic, and especially, Islamic tracery. These arches are criss-crossed to achieve a beautiful visual effect. Inside the church there is a display of items from Jewish, Islamic and Christian cultures.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Max Show (18 months ago)
Un lugar muy bonito
José Manuel (19 months ago)
Extraño resto de un claustro en el que se puede observar los diferentes estilos de arcos que lo forman, si te gusta la historia arquitectónica disfrutarás. La entrada es un euro, los parados y los pensionistas no pagan. En el interior de la iglesia llama la atención los capiteles, donde se pueden ver con buen relieve representaciones de diverso acontecimientos. Todo el conjunto bien conservado.
Cristian M. C. (20 months ago)
Sorprendente claustro y sala del monasterio. Es el primer claustro que veo de estas características en el que los arcos cambian de estilo y forma. Dentro de la sala del monasterio los capiteles son maravillosos. Un lugar muy tranquilo y agradable a orillas del río Duero.
Guillermo CM (2 years ago)
Fantástica visita a los arcos del claustro y la iglesia románica. Destaco los capiteles de la iglesia, son fantásticos y muy bien conservados. Me encanta el segundo de la derecha, en el cual se puede ver xomo un demonio come la oreja a un Rey para que mande asesinar a los niños, aterrador.
Chris Sirinopwongsagon (3 years ago)
It was close when I went on 10/6/2017 4pm.
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