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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Canton of Zug, Switzerland
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Canton of Zug, Switzerland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
24 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Burgos, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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489 reviews 489 reviews
237 attraction reviews
510 helpful votes 510 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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159 reviews 159 reviews
45 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
45 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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