Monasterio de San Jeronimo de Yuste, Cuacos de Yuste

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#4 of 21 in Historic Sites in Province of Caceres
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A monastery that once housed reclusive royalty, the contemporary Monasterio de San Jeronimo de Yuste hosts eco-tourists on its grounds and houses the Pauline order of monks. Emperor Charles V chose this out-of-the-way location to spend the end of his days in prayer and seclusion, along with about 60 members of his personal entourage. A fire destroyed Charles’ monastery during the Peninsular War, but Francisco Franco had it restored to its original state in 1949. Tour the emperor's refurbished rooms looking out over groves of cherry trees. The Valle del Jerte, where the attraction is located, is laced with hiking trails. Arrange your visit to Monasterio de San Jeronimo de Yuste and discover more family-friendly attractions in Cuacos de Yuste using our Cuacos de Yuste travel itinerary planner.
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  • Very nice conserved medieval place with a lot of history and great guide tours within it. Our guide was very kind and funny.  more »
  • Finding this historic building set deep in the woods was well worth the effort. A beautifully restored monastery brimming over with history. The grounds are lovely as is the building, and we spent a w...  more »
  • It was a gorgeous drive from the parador to the Yuste. Though not absolutely riveting, we found the monasterio to be interesting and evocative. We had conversations as to how wonderful it might have b...  more »
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  • Visiting this monastery was the final piece for me in tracing the life the emperor Carlos V. The monastery still functions as such and you can attend a mass in the church. I thought the entrance fee of €7 was a bit steep for what you actually get to see of the living quarters of Carlos V. That said, the audio tour and the info it gives makes up for the shortness of the tour.
  • Beautiful grounds with rich history
  • I have returned to visit him this weekend. It is very beautiful and worth seeing so many years of history. The overall price is €7 and do not allow photos of the interior, just outside. It's all very guarded and careful. The wonderful gardens.
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  • We visited this monastery shortly after eating, a Thursday. There were few people, are parked easily and we pay the entrance, waiting for the guided tour that began shortly after. The visit was pleasant and adequate. When we went, about 5 o'clock, we were surprised that there were hundreds of people waiting to come in, because access was free. The parking lot was crowded and became difficult to get out of there. Moral: visit paying, is not as expensive and worth to know this magnificent and historic place with tranquility.
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  • A very famous by Carlos V monastery, has a cloister at the entrance with fountain in the Middle very nice, then a room with very good pictures, then go to the Church that is on the inside, with a beautiful altarpiece that deserves to see, in the interior areas cannot be photos, then raisins even patio overlooking the pool and well-kept Gardens all. Then enter the rooms of Carlos V, where is the bedroom, Hall and other rooms that I use, your bedroom directly overlooking the Church where could from the bed listening to the masses. The gardens you can not visit at least now but you can see and many trees with more than 100 huge years. €7 for entry only thing is expensive since it is not much what you see in less than 45 min as you finish the visit, that if when there is mass not you can visit the Church and is shorter.
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