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Monasterio de las Huelgas

Calle Compas de Adentro, Burgos, Spain
+34 947 20 16 30
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Required and rushed tours

This 12th century monastery is one of the Crown Jewels in the Castilian history and culture... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Rb2495
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Very interesting!

A beautiful monastery with lots of history. There are some very interesting elements such as the... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
Jaime G
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Bilbao, Spain
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Calle Compas de Adentro, Burgos, Spain
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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

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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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

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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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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Extraordinary Monastery Pantheon a kingdom unto itself Very good guided tour in Spanish but so much to see regret not turning around and doing it again No photos just review on web

1  Thank Tote1940
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Well worth a short trip out of the city for this spectacular monastery & historical treasure trove. The Cistercians were hundreds of years ahead of their time. When their fellow monks and secular priests were throwing every kind of decoration they could think of at...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

Fascinating history, glad we bought the guide book because the well informed guided tours were only in Spanish.

Thank Iain H
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