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Monasterio de San Jeronimo de Yuste

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Address: 10430 Cuacos de Yuste, Spain
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+34 927 17 21 97

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Historic Mansion of King Carlos V

The monasterio was the final home of King Carlos V located in Cuacos de Yuste. The monasterio is part of the convent of the Heronymite Order of monks from the 15th century and was... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2016
San Francisco, California
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Alicante, Spain
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179 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Finding this historic building set deep in the woods was well worth the effort. A beautifully restored monastery brimming over with history. The grounds are lovely as is the building, and we spent a wonderful morning here. It's a place to see at least once and soak in the story of an abdicating king seeking quiet and solitude, which he... More 

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Langley, Washington
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

It was a gorgeous drive from the parador to the Yuste. Though not absolutely riveting, we found the monasterio to be interesting and evocative. We had conversations as to how wonderful it might have been to spend one's final days in such a place after a lifetime of political intrigue and drama! I think you need imagination to be here,... More 

Thank jacottet
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The Monastery of Yuste was the home of Emperor Carlos V (known in Spain as King of Spain Carlos I) after he abdicated from the throne. He was the grandson of Isabella the Catholic Queen and Ferdinand, who financed Columbus trip to the New World. The place is of special historic value, if you are interested in the history of... More 

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The monastery housed emperor Charles V during his last years of life. It is located in the countryside, on a forrested hill. The church is very beautiful and original furniture. Beautiful views.

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Salamanca, España
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142 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

It is an interesting place, particularly from a historical point of view. Regarding this, our guide (Carlos Libreros), was excellent and his comments absolutely enhanced the experience. From an artistic point of view it is interest just to see how "restorations" were made 50 years ago. In addition, the surroundings are very nice. Please be aware that guided tours are... More 

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South East England
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

It was €7 to enter and after security checks you have to leave all your belongings in a locker - you will need a €1 coin, which is returned. I kept my phone in my pocket. I wandered round, the building is beautiful but there are no multi lingual description for any of the artifacts, you need top be able... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

The monasterio was the final home of King Carlos V located in Cuacos de Yuste. The monasterio is part of the convent of the Heronymite Order of monks from the 15th century and was expanded with a mansion for the King. The Royal mansion is simply furnished with a church in the Gothic style and two cloisters; a simple Gothic... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

The location is startling, especially since this was a sixteenth-century (and earlier) monastery, where HR Emperor Charles V went to spend the end of his life. Lovely, surrounded by deciduous oaks (robles) and running water, the Monastery is a great place to spend a few hours, an especially worthy if you're staying nearby (the Parador in Jarandilla de la Vera... More 

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West Sussex UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

This was more a mausoleum than a monastery. It is full of paintings of king Carlos at his last gasp as he spent the last two years of his life there. He is pictured surrounded by bishops etc. there are also gruesome relics-finger bones etc. however, some of the architecture is interesting and the central courtyard is very pleasant, with... More 

1 Thank clarachuff
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Beautifully renovated monastry five minutes drive up the hill from the village. Worth a visit if you're in the area.

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