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Soria Monasteries

Monastery of San Juan de Duero
One of the most original monuments of Spanish Romanesque art. It was the old monastery of the Orden de los Hospitalarios de Jerusalén.
All that remains of the monastery is the Romanesque Cloister (13th century) of Romanesque, Mudejar and Sicilian Arabic influences and the church (12th century) which is noteworthy for the two edicules located on either side of the presbytery.

Monastery of San Polo
Monasterio Templario which inspired Bécquer to write the tale "El Rayo de Luna".
The trail from San Polo to San Saturio begins here.
Deemed Bien de Interés (Place of Interest) under the category of monuments.

Monastery of Santa María de Huerta
The foundation was instigated by Alfonso VIII and it was the fourth abbot, San Martín de Finojosa who began the construction of the monastery, which is consistent with the style of the Order. The monastery is Romanesque-Gothic-Plateresque.
The church has three Romanesque-Cistercian naves and was built in the 13th century.Features of its interior are a Main Altarpiece of Félix Malo from the 18th century and the Romanic tombs and coffins of the Finojosa family as well as 18th century spiral tombs and a choir from the 16th century.
The refectory is a masterpiece of Cistercian art with one nave covered with vaults. In the Cloister the staircase in the wall, under arches, which leads to the pulpit, is noteworthy.
The kitchen is connected to the refectory by a window, it has three naves with a big fireplace in the middle.The Claustro de los Caballeros is very simple, it was begun in 1533. The upper tier is Renaissance with very low arches decorated with figures. The lower tier is formed by the original monumental arches.
The Refectorio de Conversos was built in the 12th century in a very French style. It has two naves with arched roofs.The west facade is noteworthy due to its main entrance covered with an arch with six archivolts decorated geometrically. There is a rose window above the door formed by four concentric circles decorated with diamond edges.
Occupied by Cistercian Monks.Guesthouse, house of spirituality / museum. This monastery dating from the 12th and 13th centuries is an ideal place for rest and prayer and has 17 rooms. The guests can take part in the mass which is sung by the monks and there is woodland nearby for walks. The monastery can be visited. They make "dulce de membrillo" and marmalade.


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