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Monasterio de las Huelgas

Calle Compas de Adentro, Burgos, Spain
+34 947 20 16 30
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A royal pantheon, an impressive monastery and the a unique collection of medieval clothes

This monastery is a little bit far from the centre of Burgos, so is better to go by bus or taxi. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
FernandoAlmeida2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
Have to visit on a guided tour in Spanish, but still a “must see”

This is a wonderful site, with splendid mudéjar elements in the architecture ... even though it’s... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
George H
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Sawston, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Calle Compas de Adentro, Burgos, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank George H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 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
Reviewed 1 September 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

Thank Tote1940
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

Thank mike_registrar
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
Reviewed 29 May 2017

you walk through a park, and then through streets that look like any suburb in the United States, and then all of a sudden you see the monastery. again, time your visit to a tour as the guides are fabulous. a working monastery, where you...More

Thank R G
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Absolutely worth a visit, magnificent architecture and decorations. Unfortunately, after buying tickets, you find out the tour is only in Spanish, with no materials at all in any other language. The fact that it is forbidden to take photos inside is also deplorable.

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