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Cartuja de Miraflores

Carretera de Fuentes Blancas s/n | Carretera de Fuentes Blancas s/n, 09080 Burgos, Spain
+34 947 26 87 99
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Ranked #4 of 23 Attractions in Burgos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Miraflores was originally a hunting lodge built by King Enrique III at the beginning of the 15th...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: 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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Burgos, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is about 3 kilometres out of town, but if you are into walking then it is a great walk. As others have indicated it is a working monastery (and so there may be a service when you get there, which restricts access) and contains a wonderful sepulchre, which takes your breath away as well as an interesting video display... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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368 reviews 368 reviews
165 attraction reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Half the fun was getting here, strolling along the river walk, walking through the lush forest, and then the monastery looms before you. The admission fee is low, one tours on one's own, so you can take as much or as little time as you like (in contrast to Huelgas...see my review of that place). The tomb of the King... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

A few kilometers east of town, you need some wheels to get there. 20 monks, under vow of silence, reside at this place. You'll. never see them. The carved sephulcre of the donors and the altar wall are miraculous. Toward the end, there is a video exhibit showing the scattering of artworks stolen from the monetary. Quote interesting.

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Brockton, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We did not know what to expect at this monastery, but it WAS worth the stop with our car! Layout of church is a little different from others. Quiet spot to reflect (if there are not a lot of other tourists) and alabaster tomb is impressive. There is not a fee to enter but there is a 2 euro donation... More 

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Fremont, California
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152 reviews 152 reviews
45 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

It would be very hard to get here without private transportation, but don't miss the opportunity to see one of the most intricate and beautiful carved alabaster tombs that I have ever soon. There was not a fee to enter, but for 2 euros there is a guide book you van buy in English that tells of all the background... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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44 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

At a short distance from the city itself this is an interesting monastery where an atmosphere of devotion and mysticism is pervasive.

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HONG KONG
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

It took us 1.5hrs on foot because no bus service from city centre during the winter. Its interior was well kept. Some knowledges on the Middle Age history would be a help.

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california
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31 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

It is a very small monastery in the outskirt of Burgos. One might need to drive there as I don't see any public transportation nearby. The highlight is a beautiful tomb of a Spanish king and Queen and their son.

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Marietta, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Would go there again. Beautiful woodwork; great art. You should get a good guide or audioguide to explain the history that is behind this treasure of a monastery

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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

The entrance is free, but you're invited to give a free contribution. Contains a small but interesting museum. The best way from the center of the city of Burgos is a long walk along the river.

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