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Monastery of the Carmelitas Descalzos

Paseo Segundo Rincon 2, 40003 Segovia, Spain
+34 921 43 13 49
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Get there early to avoid noise.

If you are interested in the life and writings of St John of the Cross, a visit here is a must. The... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
BulawayoZimtraveller
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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Very different to most churches in this part of Spain

We decided to visit this as an add-on whilst visiting Vera Cruz Church. Its interior is very... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
PJandSJ
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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Paseo Segundo Rincon 2, 40003 Segovia, Spain
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

If you are interested in the life and writings of St John of the Cross, a visit here is a must. The church contains his very elaborate tomb, as well as his much more simple original restingplace and several interesting relics such as an original...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We decided to visit this as an add-on whilst visiting Vera Cruz Church. Its interior is very different to that of most churches in this part of Spain – it’s fresher, brighter, less oppressive, and conveys a quiet sense of calm. Worth a moment of...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2017

We went with a group and were particularly fortunate that permission had been given in advance for us to hold a Mass in the main Chapel which contains a large casket containing the remains of St. Joseph and St. Teresa. This adjoined a main small...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2016

WE walked all around the medieval part of Segovia on the beautiful paths that follow the river. It was autumn and all the deciduous trees were in full colour. We did not have the convent on our plan, but there it was and the door...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2016

While Spain can be filled with ornate Gothic styled castles and churches, some, including the Monastery of San Juan, is of a different style. Simple and refined in colours and relics, it is a fitting tribute to St John by the Carmelite order. It was...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2016

San Juan de la Cruz, the important Spanish mystic, lived here. The chapel has a beautiful modern paining depicting his (and our) path to enlightenment. Above the church on the cliff is a very small chapel where San Juan often went for reflection. He planted...More

1  Thank John M
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Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

I loved visiting the church where you can quietly sit before the stunning resting place of St John of the Cross. You can light candles for a tiny donation (a few cents, really) and get a copy of one of St John of the Cross'...More

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