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Monasterio de las Huelgas, Burgos

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Religious Site
At Monasterio de las Huelgas, see where Spanish kings would retreat to relax. See tombs of royalty, a breathtaking altar with a statue of Jesus being taken off the cross, and many impressive halls. Most popular with visitors is the cloister featuring royal clothing and bejeweled robes. To explore the interior of the monastery, you must take a guided tour. Tours are usually given in Spanish, so if you can’t understand the language and still want to learn, consider researching the site ahead of time. To visit Monasterio de las Huelgas and other attractions in Burgos, use our Burgos trip itinerary maker.
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  • 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 fab...  more »
  • 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 f...  more »
  • We walked to this Monastery from the town - 25 minutes walk. The building was impressive, but you could only go round on a guided tour, and tours were only conducted in Spanish. The tour guide rushed ...  more »
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  • Lot of history behind those walls. The guided tour is totally recommend.
  • Don't leave Burgos without visiting this unique Monastery
  • A must visit in Burgos. One of the treasures of the city.
  • Visit a must if you come to Burgos. This monastery was one of the most influential of the Kingdom of Castile, was tradition that the Abbess of the monastery mentioned was the eldest daughter of the Kings of Castile. At times was little mitradas Abbesses. The monastery was used as a resting place by the Kings of Castile. Here lay the remains of many Castilian Kings. The graves were desecrated by the French army during the war of independence. As a result of which many original clothing of the middle ages were recovered. And so today, home to one of the museums of medieval clothes more important in the world. It currently belongs to the national heritage. The visits have professional guides and enjoying all the details of this magnificent monument.
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  • Last week. My husband, my child (disabled) and I, all residents in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, carry out a visit to Burgos by IMSERSO. The guide of the Group recommended a visit to the monastery of las Huelgas (outside the world Senior Program) and us advised, to those who were interested, we were on Wednesday afternoon because the visit was free. My son and I disclaim the excursion that we had scheduled for 16:30 h. to the monastery of las Huelgas. The person in charge of the tickets forced us to pay 12 euros because at that time we had not the ID card (which my husband had them in his backpack), while obviously we are Spanish and that other pensioners from the trip, present, demonstrate our identity and origin. Night, at dinner, commenting with other fellow travelers what happened, we were told that, in subsequent visits that same afternoon, had gone to other people in the group, too, without documentation and that had left them without having to pay absolutely nothing. This arbitrary and discriminatory attitude of the staff of the entrance makes it feel me humiliated, especially in the case of an afternoon of free entry, as I just checked on their website, which also published that the disabled do not pay. Moreover, I have to say that the monastery of las Huelgas is a wonder and that your visit is highly recommended. That shame that his staff with the public is not appropriate!.
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