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Cartuja de Miraflores

3 km (2 mi) east of Burgos, Burgos, Spain
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Ranked #4 of 21 Attractions in Burgos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Traveler Description: Cartuja de Miraflores Monastery  Carretera de la Cartuja, km. 3,5. Tel: 947-252-586   Hours: Mondays to Saturdays: from 10:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and... more »
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
37 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
41 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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Berkshire, England
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97 reviews 97 reviews
42 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Most of the guide books say that you need a car to get to the charter house. We made it by public transport, taking a bus from Plaza de Espana and walking the final stretch in about 10 minutes. It was well worth it. It's a very atmospheric place. The retablos and the tombs by Gil de Siloe are really... More

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Athens, Greece
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

In the outskirts of Burgos and by far less interesting than the Monastery of Las Huelgas, the Cartuja de Miraflores houses the elaborate altarpiece and royal mausoleum of the parents of Isabella I of Castile by artist Gil de Siloe as well as the tomb of her brother.

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