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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  • To start the price of €6 with headset and specialized guide I think up to cheap. The site is spectacular and soaked a lot of history. The Guide perfect Isabel in their work. The visit is 1 hour and 1/2 Superrecomendado.
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  • We went 2 hours until they shut down ticket office because the visit lasts 1 h but the tickets were all sold. Apparently there are afternoons that is free but it is necessary to remove entry also. People removed it (because it's free) and sometimes does not show up in the schedule that touches you... Regrettable but it is so. We are left without seeing it.
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  • Your visit is free. They tell you if you want to leave an alms. If not leave it at the beginning you will do at the end, because it is much worth visiting the monastery. Don't go if you're in Burgos. It is a couple of Km from the Centre and is walking very easy. Also can be reached by car. I forgot, are the tombs of the parents of Isabel the Catholic and his brother.
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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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