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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. Use our Cuacos de Yuste route builder site to arrange your visit to Monasterio de San Jeronimo de Yuste and other attractions in Cuacos de Yuste.
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Monasterio de San Jeronimo de Yuste Reviews
El monasterio esta en un enclave espectacular, con unas vistas impresionantes. Si es cierto que por el precio que cobran (7 euros por persona) el recorrido se hace muy escaso. Y mas cuando en la web i... more »The monastery is in a spectacular location, with stunning views. If it is true that for the price they charge (7 euros per person) travel is very scarce. And more when on the web indicate that the visit without guide lasts 40 minutes, much less reach that. In addition we were going with a baby and we had problems to access with the girl's backpack. In the end the visit was beautiful, but cut to what you expect.
Carísimo para lo que se puede visitar, encima te dicen que en los interiores no puedes hacer fotos, preguntamos, pero sin flash tampoco? y nos contestan no no, a la salida tienen la tienda con recuerd... more »Very expensive for what you can visit, over say that interiors can do photos, we asked, but without flash either? and we answered no, out have no memories, and souvenir shop. Some scoundrels is not pay €7 / Pax for a visit of 15minutes and above tell you that... parce are laughing one
La entrada normal cuesta 7 euros, a eso hay q sumarle 3 de la audioguía o 4 de la visita guiada (1 hora) Cuando entramos no había audioguías disponibles así q nos dijeron que leyeramos los carteles, q... more »Normal admission costs 7 euros, that there is that add the audioguide 3 or 4 of the guided tour (1 hour) when we entered there was no available audio guides so that told us that leyeramos posters, that explain well little place and, by the way, are only in Spanish (awesome that this will continue in a European country with so much tourism) half of the premises are closed to the public. The gardens and the pond in works. The visit, being generous, lasted 20 minutes. A robbery
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.
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.
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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