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Monasterio de las Huelgas

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Top place in Burgos

First, please keep in mind that it is a bit far from the city centre and that it is only possible... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Salamanca, Spain
Of historical and cultural interest

In Spanish, "huelgas" means one of two things: a worker's strike or a vacation/relaxation time. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, please keep in mind that it is a bit far from the city centre and that it is only possible to visit with a guided tour at fixed schedule (1 hour length). Only in Spanish. Although the cathedral may keep the first place in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Spanish, "huelgas" means one of two things: a worker's strike or a vacation/relaxation time. The latter is the reason for the name of this converted monastery, where the king and queen of Spain used to vacation. those who are interested in history and art...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cyreese
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

We absolutely loved it. It is very well preserved (actually, you can easy imagine how the princesses of the Royal Spanish family lived there as nuns). A must see if you are a fan of history.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank marta6
Reviewed 22 October 2018

For this monastery, it is obligatory to take a tour, which are only provided in Spanish. However, the guide was able to answer a few questions in English, but that obviously only works if you know what to ask, so read up in a good...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We stayed at a Hotel in the same plaza as the monastery. It was just across the courtyard and we saw it every morning.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Although it is my problem that I don't speak Spanish, most attractions have English explanations too. On realising that I couldn't understand anything as I had to join the tour and couldn't take any photos, I decided to leave early. I had to wait at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

Working monastery where nuns still live - rich unmarriable women also used to be sent here. And it was the site where Spanish kings were buried during a certain period. The guided tour is good, but only in Spanish as far as I know (perhaps...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Mark v
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Could have been interesting BUT.... Guided tours only. IN SPANISH. No audio guide. No information leaflets in any language. No photography ... VERY strictly enforced by a very suspicious staff member which gave an unpleasant atmosphere to the tour. The only saving feature was one...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Hamisha420
Reviewed 26 July 2018

This was a treasure trove of history, delivered in Spanish only ... which surprised me, since the Monastery is a “World Heritage Site” ... and while my English wife was admitted free of charge owing to her nationality, as an American I had to pay...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mustang U
Reviewed 13 June 2018

This unassuming monastery is an absolute treasure on the outskirts of Burgos. Much history took place within its walls having to do with the Royal House of Plantaganet, Eleanore (Queen of Castile and Toledo) who was the wife of Alfonso VIII of Castile (whose tombs...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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