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Monasterio de las Huelgas

Calle Compas de Adentro, Burgos, Spain
+34 947 20 16 30
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Stuck in the pas t- English is a world language

After all these years, foreigners have been visiting all parts of Europe. Cultural Institutions... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AaronTom
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Ajax, Canada
Amazing

The collection of historic and religious artifacts and works of art is to be marveled at. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kingpike1
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Calle Compas de Adentro, Burgos, Spain
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"guided tour"
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"beautiful monastery"
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"alfonso viii"
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"medieval clothes"
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"english speaking"
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"royal families"
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"great guide"
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"happy to answer questions"
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"thank goodness"
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"middle ages"
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"royal tombs"
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"working monastery"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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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

Thank FernandoAlmeida2013
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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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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Some reviewers have complained that the tour is not available in English. Our guide spoke mainly in Spanish but did provide an abridged version in English and was happy to answer questions. Access to the monastery is limited to the guided tour seemed a bit...More

Thank rob091
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Second time visiting this place and was very interesting again, the time and money used were very fruitful. Do it!

Thank mcenroute
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