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Museo de San Esteban, Salamanca

Museo de San Esteban - Salamanca, Spain
Museo de San Esteban
Calle del Rosario, Salamanca, Spain 37001Map
Plaza del Concilio de Trento, s/n
+34 923 215 000
Neighborhood: Barrio Antiguo
Overview

This sacred and stunning place is one of the gems of plateresque architecture in Salamanca. This was the style much in vogue in Spain and the colonies during the late 15th and the early 16th centuries. The convent also welcomed important figures such as Santa Teresa de Jesús, San Ignacio de Loyola, Francisco de Vitoria and Christopher Columbus. The museum's collection spreads throughout the convent, and features beautiful items such as ornaments, silver and gold-work articles, shrines, religious paintings and other valuable pieces. The two most note-worthy items, however, are the score with Gregorian chants, said to date from between the 10th and 11th centuries, and a bible given to San Vicente Ferrer by the Papa Luna (Benedict XIII, 1394-1423), the famous anti-pope.

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Museo de San Esteban General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Arts & Museums
  • Nearest Train: Bus: 1, 2, 3, 4
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