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Monasterio de las Huelgas

Calle Compas de Adentro, Burgos, Spain
947-20-16-30
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Ranked #8 of 21 Attractions in Burgos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Royal Monastery of Las Huelgas   The Royal Monastery of Las Huelgas is located at Calle Compases de Huelga, a bit out of the town center. The Spanish... more »
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Porto, Portugal
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

you breathe history once you enter the monastery. No photos allowed. you have to record it in your mind. There are a lot of tombs of princesses, princes, abbesses, nuns. You'll be able to stand next to the roots of the Castilla and Léon kingdom. The museum is awesome. All the pieces on exhibit are real one and not replicas... More

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Braga, Portugal
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Positive: it's a nice place to visit, where we learned more about Burgos history and has a really cool S. santiago statue. Negative: The monastery only has guided tours and although the guide was very friendly there wasn't much concern about the non spanish turists. The desk information staff is really unfriendly and will not explain how everything works.

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cheshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Beware rubbish information! Today we cycled for almost an hour to visit the monastery at Huelgas. We were told it was free on a Wednesday and Thursday. We were NOT told that you had to show your passport or pay 7 euros each! The woman on the desk would not believe we were European tourists - strange as we speak... More

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North Chicago, Illinois
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221 attraction reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This is an easy 20 min. walk from Burgos Cathedral, but you can also take the bus. There is an admission fee and groups will go in on tours. You are not allowed to wander around by yourself. The gift shop has some lovely things, so it is worth a look.

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New York City, New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
28 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Utterly interesting catacombs and sarcaphagi of the early royal families. Grandiose halls, chapels and rooms. Worth a visit.

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Langreo, Spain
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Although I am still unhappy we were not permitted to take photos here, I loved it. It´s definitely a hidden beauty, packed away in a residential area of Burgos, but totally worth the trip. It´s only about 10 minutes walking from the main Arco de Santa Maria, so GO.

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Philly
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Only visited the courtyard. Will return to see more. Loved it. Great little restaurant across the street too.

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

You are not allowed to wander freely on the premisses, but a guide shows you around. I know Spain has sometimes problems with terrorists, but I found the security a little extreme: I had to leave my small rucksack in the locker, but before I was even obliged to put it in a scanner.

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australia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
40 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

The monastery which house about 30 cistercian nuns is a lovely 25 -30 minute walk from the cathedral, mainly along the other side of the river. Access is only via a tour with a Spanish speaking guide and costs ? 6euros. The groups were large - about 30-45 people on each tour. A few of the guides speak english but... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Went to visit on a Wednesday morning. Entry fee 4 euros which included a guided tour. If you are a Eu citizen and go on a Wednesday afternoon there is no charge. Most of our group were Spanish, but the guide gave us a shortened version of the tour in each room. The visit was well worth it. Many treasures... More

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