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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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10:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Worth a detour

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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338 reviews 338 reviews
203 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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480 reviews 480 reviews
231 attraction reviews
476 helpful votes 476 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My wife and I loved it, especially the mudejar stone carving and roofs. But...it was a hike out of town to get there, and you can only see it as part of a guided tour. The scheduled tour started 45 minutes late, and when the guide spoke in both Spanish and English, the tour seemed to last forever. And her... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We were bowled over by this. The monastery is still active and is beautifully preserved. It is stuffed full of historical artefacts, including ancient tombs of the Castilian monarchs. Very strong connection with English history through Queen Eleanor, daughter of the English Henry II. Beautifully preserved 800 year old royal clothing and possessions. Fascinating early Arabic Christian architecture. Go and... More 

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Clitheroe
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Although the building and interiors are exceptionally beautiful and impressive be warned that this is a guided tour with a strict no photos policy and, based on our experience yesterday afternoon with a thoroughly charmless guide who either couldn't or wouldn't speak a single word of English and with almost no written explanations to fall back on, you will inevitably... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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