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Famous Candied almonds

I had to go here to get the candied and that someone told us were so awesome. Go just for the true... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
Stafford, Virginia
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This was a pretty neat little place, where you can buy candied almonds in varying amounts from the... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
Rachel M
Pasco, Washington
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21 Jul 2017
“Famous Candied almonds ”
17 Jul 2017
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I had to go here to get the candied and that someone told us were so awesome. Go just for the true local cultural experience of ordering this candy from a nun that you don't see. They have sizes for all.price ranges.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

This was a pretty neat little place, where you can buy candied almonds in varying amounts from the invisible nuns.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

You've most likely heard of it and like me maybe thought you had to travel to remote locations to experience. No! Right here, hit the buzzer place your order and get authentic candied almonds in the container of your choice from true cloistered nuns. It's...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank DrigoTC
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

A friend took us to see the "invisible women" but we weren't sure what he meant. When we entered the Convent of the Clarisas de San Diego” we saw a rotating mini window in the the wall. Beyond this rotating window lives several nuns who...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank fitlikemummy
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This convent is a must visit to get garrapiñadas - roasted candied almonds. The nun behind the turnstile will take your money and in return you get the good stuff. You never actually see the nun. The nuts are delicious - really really good.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank tombillinge
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

It's a nice experience to buy roasted almonds from an invisible nun, but what we like most is the taste of roasted almonds they sell. Various sizes of boxes including decorative ones are available, and they are good also for small gift. Open from 09:30...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Plus_Ultra_2013
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

You can buy almonds there by ringing a bell. A nun is hidden behind a turning booth and after you put money in the booth, she returns roasted almonds. You never see the nun, communication is verbal only.

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank spusella
Reviewed 30 May 2015

The Convent “The Clarisas de San Diego” is more like a normal house, and is located on the corner of the streets “Beatas” and “San Diego de Alcalá“, and this is only a few steps away from the tourist info, on your way you will...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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