Monasterio de San Jeronimo de Yuste, Cuacos de Yuste

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.
Create an itinerary including Monasterio de San Jeronimo de Yuste
map
Monasterio de San Jeronimo de Yuste Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
499 reviews
Google
3.9
TripAdvisor
  • The best visit the Church and the rooms of the emperor. A place to soak up history.
    View original
  • Monastery well restored and full of history, in a quiet and beautiful natural environment. Don't miss the nearby German cemetery.
    View original
  • Yuste is a must-see in the Vera: the history of the place is marked by the choice of Charles Quint to his final resting place
    View original
Google
  • A beautifully restored monastery in a tranquil setting. Well worth a visit.
  • Visiting this monastery was the final piece for me in tracing the life of 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.
  • Nice historical place. Unfortunately pets are not allowed
  • Beautiful grounds with rich history
  • Beautiful place

Plan your trip to Cuacos de Yuste

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Cuacos de Yuste

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Province of Caceres by other users

36 days in Europe & South Pacific BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Extremadura BY A USER FROM SPAIN April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Spain BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA April, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in Spain & Lourdes BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES May, teens, kids, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 33 days in Spain, France & Portugal BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Spain & Lisbon BY A USER FROM SPAIN April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Spain BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 53 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 1 day in Navalmoral de la Mata BY A USER FROM SPAIN April, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: April, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Spain BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Spain BY A USER FROM SPAIN March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Spain BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans