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Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe

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Address: Guadalupe | 10140 Guadalupe, Caceres, Spain
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+34 927 36 70 00

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Too rushed, not even a leaflet in english

A fascinating place, well worth a visit but not very friendly to tourists. The tour is entirely in Spanish with no allowances made for many different nationalities. I asked for a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jacqui E
Midhurst, United Kingdom
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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A fascinating place, well worth a visit but not very friendly to tourists. The tour is entirely in Spanish with no allowances made for many different nationalities. I asked for a leaflet but was told I had to buy an expensive book if I wanted to know anything. The guide rushed us around, no time to look properly. Luckily we... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour is only in Spanish - a pity! But there is plenty to see with many labels in English so it is worth it.

Thank alexineberry
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The Monastery is Unesco heritage site and worth for a trip. If you want to overnight in this small village, I can recommend to option, cheaper is Hospederia Real Monasterio, located behind of the monastery attached to it, another is Parador across the street, former monastery hospital. Monastery is closed during a siesta so plan your visit closely, or use... More 

Thank mWrite
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347 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We visited yesterday. The Monastery is stunning. The town is really cute too and the monastery looms large over plaza mayor. The Church can be visited any time but the monastery requires guided tours and at certain times. Negatives: guided tour only in Spanish regardless of whether or not there is a majority English speaking group I don't speak Spanish... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Columbus came here several times, as did Ferdinand and Isabella, so you're in good company. The picture collection is amazing, with more Zurbarans than enough, but also works by Rubens, Goya and Giordano.

Thank ManchesterTeddy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

If you are interested in Spanish culture and architectural sites in Extremadura, Spain, you should include a visit to the monastery. Even if you're not a religious person, the monastery is a beautiful place with wonderfully preserved features. Although the church is open, note that the tours are guided. The small town of Guadalupe has a very quaint square, dotted... More 

Thank Sheri12
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Guadalupe is a very small town (more like a village) in a valley in the beautiful hills in this area. There is not much to the town. A very good Parador hotel and a couple of small hostels and a number of inexpensive restaurants. The Monastery and church loom large in the center of the place and the main attraction... More 

Thank CorkeyWilson
Province of Caceres, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We were two families with kids. It was a Saturday and the place was packed. Good thing that the waitresses were really nice (told us they were really short on staff...) and the service was really good, tho the food was average compared to what we had expected. The place, however, is amazing.

Thank bluencar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Amazing place in its own secret valley in the mountains, hiding the world's greatest collection of Zurbaráns, with a Goya, three el Grecos, a couple of Rubens and loads of Giordanos as well.

Thank catsontop
Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We wanted to be at this church in Guadalupe mainly to see the black Madonna. Due to its interesting history of being hidden for 700 years when some priests were fleeing Seville when the Moors attacked. This is not an easy place to get to - infrequent buses from Madrid or Caceres. We were going to rent a car from... More 

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