Monasterio de las Huelgas, Burgos

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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Monasterio de las Huelgas by using our Burgos online day trip planner .
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  • I really liked the monastery and to get there seemed that you will enter in a town different from burgos, very medieval. Without a doubt visit Burgos is visit the monastery because it is worth.
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  • Really amazing site. Very well organized, guided visit sales with much information extra. Lots of history between those walls. Beautiful cloister, and mudejar art in Burgos tour... highly recommended.
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  • Must-see if you go through Burgos, if you go on Wednesday and Thursday is free, the view lasts about an hour and the Guide does really well. Open at 4 in the afternoon and visit to the 16.20.
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  • We just asked the guide if she spoke any English and after each section in Spanish she took us aside and in good English filled us in. We still talk about this amazing experience. Whether all guides would do that or we just struck lucky, it was wonderful . All those ancient clothes in almost original condition . Chilling especially with the stories of subterfuge and murder behind them. Recommend.
  • It is a must see in Burgos. A place of burial of numerous kings and the royal family members. Visiting is only with a guide and the tour takes about an hour. If you require a guide in English, it might be a good idea to contact them first and book.
  • This is a very impressive place but unless you speak Spanish you will learn little or nothing of its history. The guided tour is in Spanish only and there are no handouts in other languages for none Spanish speakers.
  • It's a beautiful monastery, unfortunately you can't take photos inside the building
  • No English explain.I feel so sad . No photos. Group visit at certain time. No place to sit when waiting for the group time.

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