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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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Definitely not a busy destination. On foot, it'll take about 20 minutes from Burgos downtown. Only guided tours (in spanish), no free visits. However, the tour is included in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Definitely not a busy destination. On foot, it'll take about 20 minutes from Burgos downtown. Only guided tours (in spanish), no free visits. However, the tour is included in the entrance fee (which is reasonably priced). A jewel

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Vancouver
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

You can only see it on a tour and it was more time that what we wanted to commit. The tour was also all in Spanish so it was not helpful. We were disappointed that we could not take pictures of the outdoor cloisters which is the main reason that we went there. We could deal with the fact of... More 

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bardolino
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Nice enough monastery with art that is probably interesting, but the included tour was only in Spanish, so there was not much point in our going to visit.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Extremely impressive nunnery built for the daughters of royalty and nobility by the daughter of our (British) king Henry II. But the compulsory guided tour is entirely in Spanish, with just one informative board also in English - right at the end of the hour long tour. (Make sure you visit the loo first! Doors are opened in front and... More 

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Sleepy Hollow, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Another beautiful monastery. In this case it has about the most beautiful cloister (courtyard) and associated carvings that we have seen. Well worth visiting.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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Switzerland
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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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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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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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