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Cartuja de Miraflores

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Address: Carretera de Fuentes Blancas s/n | Carretera de Fuentes Blancas s/n, 09080 Burgos, Spain
Phone Number: +34 947 26 87 99
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Description: Miraflores was originally a hunting lodge built by King Enrique III at the...
Miraflores was originally a hunting lodge built by King Enrique III at the beginning of the 15th century and then converted into a monastery by the Carthusian monks, who continue there today. The remarkable church is considered one of the principal monuments of the city of Burgos and contains a royal mausoleum that is the final resting place of King Juan II and his wife Queen Isabel, parents of Queen Isabel "La Catolica". Visitors can look forward to an extraordinary experience of silence, peace and beauty.
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The Cartuja is and amazing, peaceful place. You can't miss Queen Isabel La Católica's parent's tomb, carved out of marble. The museum is very well curated as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The Cartuja is and amazing, peaceful place. You can't miss Queen Isabel La Católica's parent's tomb, carved out of marble. The museum is very well curated as well.

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Brescia, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A few kilometers outside the city of Burgos this monastery is for sure worth a visit if you are in Burgos. The visit is quite short, much much shorter than that to the Cathedral in the city centre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

First of all, you should walk from the center of Burgos if you are able and you have time. Just walk up the river until you come to a highway bridge with a "tube" tunnel for bicycles. Walk beyond that a short way and turn right at a very low electrical pylon in the walking track. It is a very... More 

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Toulon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A short distance from the old city and we drove there. Voluntary donation and you will get an English booklet explaining the history and features for 2 euros. The places for visit including a nice small church with a lot of exquisite details and the chapel (turned into a exhibition hall). We spent around an hour there enjoying the quiet... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Well worth the 4km riverside walk out of Burgos to this serene monastic complex. It entails a very good self guided tour of the main building/church. There is an incredible number of impressive artefacts, the alter piece and the mausoleum of King John II of Castile and of his wife, Isabella of Portugal, being the centre pieces. The side rooms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This monastery is a bit out of the way. It can be reached by a good walk or by car of taxi. Truely impressive and quiet church with a fantastic alabaster tomb and an interesting exhibition. There is no formal entry fee, but donations can be giving upon leaving. For 2 euros there's an explanatory booklet in English.

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

One of the artistic highlights of our trip to northern Spain was a visit to this monastery. Some of the most spectacular artwork of a sculptor, Gil de Siloe, littler known but deserving great fame, is concentrated in Burgos at this monastery. His prime work is the carved alabaster tomb of John and Isabel, the enormous altarpiece plus other works... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

We decided to walk to this attraction, and what a nice walk it was, the park was a little wild in need of some attention but all the more fun. Admittance is free, but for two euros you can purchase an information booklet in English, which explains the interior. It truly is amazing and too beautiful to describe just go... More 

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CartujaMiraflores, Visitor’s attention staff. at Cartuja de Miraflores, responded to this review

Dear Joanne F. Thanks a lot for sharing your visit to Cartuja de Miraflores with the rest of members in tripadvisor. We would like to show our gratitude for your top rate, so that helps us in the spread of our cultural value. We hope to have the opportunity to see you again soon. More 

Calabasas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It's a lovely walk from town to the Cartuja following the river. The locals do it on Sunday to attend a mass. The building is exceptional, but tourists aren't allowed in to most of the facility What you are allowed to see is beautiful

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Dear Kathryn P. Thanks a lot for sharing your visit to Cartuja de Miraflores with the rest of members in tripadvisor. We would like to show our gratitude for your top rate, so that helps us in the spread of our cultural value. We hope to have the opportunity to see you again soon. Greetings, Visitor’s attention staff. More 

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

This monastery is in my opinion second worth visiting place in Burgos after the Cathedral for those who are interested in architecture, history and art. It is very impressive and well organized. It is free for visitors. We only purchased some nice booklet in English about the exhibits for 2 euro and donated few euro for monastery maintenance (optional). Opposite... More 

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