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Monasterio de las Huelgas

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Address: Calle Compas de Adentro, Burgos, Spain
Phone Number: 947-20-16-30
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Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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This place is about 1 1/2 away from the cathedral. It is a large well preserved monastery with much to see. We visited with a guide that was very knowledgeable about what she was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Jarb46
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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167 reviews 167 reviews
66 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This place is about 1 1/2 away from the cathedral. It is a large well preserved monastery with much to see. We visited with a guide that was very knowledgeable about what she was showing us and about the history of Spain of the period.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Walked over to visit, we were refused entry because the compulsory guided tour was full! The information regarding this arrangement was not offered by the Tourist Info office when we went into research. They should offer self guided tours with headsets as included in the entrance fee to the Cathedral.

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Canton of Zug, Switzerland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
24 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Now don't get me wrong the church is beautiful, but it is being held to ransom solely for money making purposes, this is the reason I have marked it so terribly. We arrived, Paid our admittance fee to a church, and lets be honest most church's are free to get in, they just charge for additional extras. This church charges... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
75 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We had a guided tour with an official city guide, and were shadowed the whole time by a minder. The convent received funds for restoration from the Spanish Heritage, and is obliged to open to the public for certain hours. There is much to see. The monastery was founded in1187 by Alphonse VIII and his wife Leonora, daughter of our... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Take the guided tour. It was very enjoyable, especially the historical details given as well as the museum at the end.

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Calabasas, California
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11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The history of this place is fascinating and important. A visit here is a must. the architecture interesting and the old town is lovely. Las Huelgas is a bit of a walk from Burgos center, but a short drive away

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

It is possible to visit the monastery with guide only. We attended it with Spanish group, however the guide kindly gave us short but important comments in English. Photos are strictly prohibited during tour opposite to another also very interesting Miraflores monastery. That was a pity.

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oxford, UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Admission is only by guided tour in Spanish. You would have to speak very good Spanish to follow it. It sounded very detailed and informative and good value for those who understood. But with no information, no audio guide or leaflet available, we just followed the group wondering what it was about. Given that they are charging some E8 for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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203 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It is a bit of a cruise from the cathedral area. We had a car so it wasn't a problem. You could easily get a cab there from a hotel but getting back would be tougher. I noted one reviewer saying the tour was in Spanish. Ours was bi-lingual in Spanish and then English. Interestingly enough most on the tour... More 

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Burgos, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It's amazing. A guided visit through the history of Castilla and its ancients. Great museum, great place and great guide!!!

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