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FROM The man in the front seat / April 7, 2014

St. Stephens Monastery (Salamanca)

St. Stephens is a Dominican monastery, they arrived around 1255,  located in the university city of Salamanca. It is believed that Columbus stayed in the original monastery when he came to Salamanca to defend his idea of reaching the Indies by going west, a direct conflict with the geographers of the university at the time. The original buildings were destroyed in 1524 to make way for a new parish church which began construction in the same year lasting up until 1610. The building is quite unique due to the several […]

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