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Monasterio de las Huelgas

Closes in 24 min: 10:00 - 13:00, 16:00 - 17:30
Open today: 10:00 - 13:00, 16:00 - 17:30
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Working monastery

Working monastery where nuns still live - rich unmarriable women also used to be sent here. And it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark v
Madrid, Spain
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 13 June 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

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

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

1  Thank AdaP75
Reviewed 12 June 2018 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
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

Thank AaronTom
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
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

1  Thank RaphaelTobias
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

2  Thank Rb2495
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

2  Thank Jaime G
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