Monastery of San Juan de Duero in Soria.

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Monasterio de San Juan de Duero

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The most striking of Soria's sights, this wonderfully evocative and partially ruined cloister boasts exposed and gracefully interlaced arches, which artfully blend Mudéjar and Romanesque influences; no two capitals are the same. Inside the church, the carvings are worth a closer look for their intense iconography. It's on the riverbank, down the hill from the historic centre.

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