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Monasterio de las Huelgas

Calle Compas de Adentro, Burgos, Spain
+34 947 20 16 30
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If you love history, don't miss this place!

This unassuming monastery is an absolute treasure on the outskirts of Burgos. Much history took... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ada P
Well worth a visit.

Two hours very well spent. An impressive religious site. Hosted by a knowledgable guide who... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Keith M
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Calle Compas de Adentro, Burgos, Spain
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+34 947 20 16 30
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Ada P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two hours very well spent. An impressive religious site. Hosted by a knowledgable guide who obviously enjoys her job and know what she talks about. Far more impressive than the Burgos Cathedral which I found over restored.

Thank Keith M
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

After all these years, foreigners have been visiting all parts of Europe. Cultural Institutions have been accommodating all people of all languages. I took the tour assuming there would have some accommodation for the English speakers. Although the guide spoke excellent english, she was too...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

The collection of historic and religious artifacts and works of art is to be marveled at. The tapestries and robes are stunning. photography is not allowed and you are escorted by a guard but you can understand why when you see the priceless items. Well...More

Thank Kingpike1
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

The Monastery of Santa Maria la Real de Las Huelgas is quite unique in the history of Castille. Founded as a Cistercian monastery in 1187, the community of nuns exists to this day. Now there are just over 25, but at one time there were...More

Thank RaphaelTobias
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

This 12th century monastery is one of the Crown Jewels in the Castilian history and culture. Unfortunately guided tours are required and the tour guides are only provided in Spanish. They could care less to accommodate English speaking tours. My rushed tour was given by...More

1  Thank Rb2495
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

A beautiful monastery with lots of history. There are some very interesting elements such as the romanesque cloister, the Mudejar wooden coffered ceilings, the richly ornamented stone sepulchres and the Navas de Tolosa mural. Our guide Almudena did a great job at explaining each of...More

1  Thank Jaime G
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

This monastery is a little bit far from the centre of Burgos, so is better to go by bus or taxi. It can only be visited on guided tours that can be bought on the NET. Nevertheless it is one of the “musts” of the...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful site, with splendid mudéjar elements in the architecture ... even though it’s only possible to visit on a guided tour in Spanish, there is still much to enjoy on the tour, and the guide will take questions in English. (Contrary to...More

1  Thank George H
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Having read reviews I booked a guided tour on-line to ensure that we got to see this very impressive building. We took the first tour at 10.00am on a Thursday morning in mid-Sept and there were only about a dozen of us so it felt...More

Thank Stephen E
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