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One convent after another

The trail from Alhambra to city centre will give you the possibility to admire lots of churches... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Iasi, Romania
Delicious almond cookies sold by cloistered nuns

We had heard about this convent, and we delighted to find it on the Carrera del Darro, an... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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8 May 2018
“One convent after another”
28 Apr 2018
“Delicious almond cookies sold by cloistered nuns”
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

The trail from Alhambra to city centre will give you the possibility to admire lots of churches, convents and castles. This one was founded in the 16th century by the widow of Hernando de Zafra. Mix of architectural styles (Munejar, Renaissance, Baroque).

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

We had heard about this convent, and we delighted to find it on the Carrera del Darro, an atmospheric street that runs alongside the river. The procedure is to order the cookies via a speaker, put the appropriate amount of money on the turntable and...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Convento de Santa Catalina de Zafra was founded by the widow of Hernando de Zafre who we are told was secretary to the Catholic monarchs and was built between 1520 and 1540.

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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Not a far walk from city center, rang the door bell , took about 2 or 3 minutes for the door to open, went over to the lazy Susan and told the nun behind the wall what we wanted to buy, about a minute later...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2017

Nuns make great cookies. We tried all over Spain to get a hold of some, but nuns often don't observe regular business hours. There's a door around the corner down Calle Zafra, which if it's open is the place to go in. There's a little...More

Thank TolinRiedel
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Our guide, Javier, walked us here on an Alhambra tour. Amazing pastry and nice to know we help support the nuns at the convent.

Thank catdailey
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I bought 4 boxes of their Polvorones and Mantequeras. SO GOOD, they melt in your mouth. Ordering them is easy. Just ring the bell and when they buzz, say "puedo comprar dulces?" they'll unlock the door. Walk in and go up to the turnstyle. It's...More

Thank Diana v
Reviewed 13 July 2015

This convent dates back to the 16th century and it is famous for its sweets which you can buy kilos of. They are extremly deliciousus almond cakes. There are usually daily 4 on offer, its a perfect place to stop its close to arab baths...More

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16 December 2017|
Response from TolinRiedel | Reviewed this property |
These are in my experience variable for every convent we tried. They do not observe hours even when they are posted. When we went it was in the middle of their opening times and they seemed surprised to see us and closed up... More