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Interesting Site With Informative Audio Guide

In our trip to the south of Spain , we stopped at this historical monastery which is linked with... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2019
Erie, Pennsylvania
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Well worth a visit

This monastery was badly damaged by fire during the Peninsular War, and left in ruin until the... read more

Reviewed January 31, 2019
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10430 Cuacos de Yuste, Spain
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The Monastery of Yuste is a monastery and palace house in which Carlos I stayed and died of Spain and V of the Sacrum Germanic Roman Empire after his abdication. With the total renovation of its palaces and the new management of the National Heritage...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Fernando M
Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

In our trip to the south of Spain , we stopped at this historical monastery which is linked with Spanish history. Would recommend rental of excellent audio guide which provides an insight into the final years of the Spanish King Carlos V. Nice grounds

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 31, 2019

This monastery was badly damaged by fire during the Peninsular War, and left in ruin until the 1940s when it was carefully restored. It was chosen by Emperor Carlos V to spend the last three years of his life. He had the existing building extended...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank L12Jim
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Having submitted a review about Parador de Jarandilla and referring to emperor Carlos V, it is mandatory to visit Yuste Monastery to better understand his history. This site was his official residence at the end of his life.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Antonio R
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We visited the monastery while staying in Jarandilla de la Vera. It is in a spectacular setting, and was a fantastic site to visit the history of early 16th Century Spain and Charles V. The ipad audioguides were very helpful and insightful, and well worth...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

It might just be me but I like attractions like this. The huge galleries and museums of the world can be hard work due to the massive scale, but museums such as this - limited scale; single theme - can be so much more rewarding...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place to visit! We visited the monastery as part of a circular tour round the Valle de Jerte and it was an excellent stopping off place...particularly as the temperature was rising and the cloisters were beautifully cool. The last monks were in...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SkyeSonia
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

We always enjoy visiting sights with historical significance and the monastery at Yuste was very interesting. The fact that Charles I of Spain /Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire spent the last years of his life here, made the trip from Cáceres (about 1...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mjs03
Reviewed February 4, 2018

This monastery was built in the 15th century, Charles V - Emperor of Spain, ruler of Burgundy, and also titled Holy Roman Emporer retired to this modest and insignificant town, rebuilt parts of the monastery to mirror the palace he grew up in, and lived...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Mary O
Reviewed November 12, 2017

Arrived at 12, the entrance fee was a bit much I thought. Couldn’t enjoy a good garden view because the lake was under construction. We hiked around from their which was easy to do.

Date of experience: November 2017
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