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Monasterio de las Huelgas

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Address: Calle Compas de Adentro, Burgos, Spain
Phone Number: +34 947 20 16 30
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Worth the walk from Burgos Old Town; very interesting.

Ever since a child I have been hearing and learning about Spain's history. The Monasterio de las Huelgas has always been highlighted to me as a jewel of architecture. That's why... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We went mainly to the rating in the green Michelin Guide. No pictures are allowed inside and the tour is quick. I was not particularly impressed with the sights and regretted having spent the money for the entrance. I think it is overrated and can be skipped.

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NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Ever since a child I have been hearing and learning about Spain's history. The Monasterio de las Huelgas has always been highlighted to me as a jewel of architecture. That's why, while walking the Camino de Santiago in May 2013, I HAD TO keep walking so I could visit this monastery. A bit in the outskirts of the Old Town,... More 

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London, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I visited this wonderful monastery last week. Perhaps they'd take. Note of the complaints on here (which I don't agree with) about the tour being only in Spanish, because our very impressive spoke both in English and Spanish. Highly recommended, and excellent value.

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Piemonte
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

At times, EU citizens can get in free. At the time of writing, you had to be there on Thursday or Friday afternoon (4.30 to 6, iirc). You have to take a guided tour of the convent, which still hosts some 20 or 30 enclosed nuns. Opprtunities for photos are frustratingly limited, and the guide does not necessarily speak your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This monastery houses the remains of king Alfonso VIII of Castile, the man who led the Christian army against the Moors in the battle of Las Navas de Tolosa. (It was amazing to be in the presence of such a figure who is tragically unknown in most of the English speaking world). It also has the tapestry which the victorious... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The Royal Monastery of Las Huelgas was founded by Alfonso VIII in 1187. This is the final resting place for many members of royalty of Spain. The visit is guided and our tour guide was wonderful because he knew all the details of every chapel and sarcophagus. The monastery is quite big and the cloisters are beautiful.

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Sydney
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

An interesting visit though tedious as no English language commentary or audio was available. While it is perfectly understandable that tours are in Spanish, other language pre recorded audio services should be available for the international audience that are attracted to such sites

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

The Monasterio de las Huelgas combines a beautiful and historic religious institution with a world-class museum of medieval textiles. As other reviewers have noted, the Monasterio does not allow you to separate these two experiences: the textile museum is the last stop on the official tour. The tour is entirely in Spanish and focuses on the history of the era... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

The Monasterio de las Huelgas is about a 20 minute walk from the centre of Burgos. The walk there is pleasant as you first walk along the river, then in towards the Monastery through an up-scale residential area. The Monastery is of interest because of its architecture and also its historical associations. The highlights for me were the tombs and... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Lovely walk to the monastery. The tour is in Spanish but that was not an issue for me even though I do not speak Spanish. I can get by and the buildings are beautiful inside, the art, the tapestries are spectacular. The small museum houses personal artifacts of the king and queen as she was the daughter of Henry II... More 

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