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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Dmitrii Bondarenko (2 years ago)
Good old monastery. Belonged to the Knights Hospitaller
frank z (2 years ago)
chapel and architectural interesting structures in fine condition. also very nice area to have a walk.
Karen Decter (3 years ago)
This was fantastic. 1€ entry. From the reviews I was confused so confirm for others that the Monesterio and the Arcos are one in the same. There is a parking lot on site. Entrance through a gate. You walk around the arches and enter the monetary which has a video that is a must see from start to finish to understand the location where you are and the region of Soria. It is in Spanish but all visuals so you get the gist.
Barbara Kuki Magrini (3 years ago)
Nice walk in the woods along the Duero to reach a marvellous mistic place.
Maxim Mosharov (3 years ago)
Very small church, no museum inside. Check opening hours. There are ruins of a castle a cross the river. Parking is good. Only one restaurant near by. Most of the restaurants near downtown.
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