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Monasterio de San Jeronimo de Yuste

10430 Cuacos de Yuste, Spain
+34 927 17 21 97
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When Spain ruled the world

The Monastery of Yuste was the home of Emperor Carlos V (known in Spain as King of Spain Carlos I... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2016
Cathy B
A oasis of culture and recollection in the countryside

The monastery housed emperor Charles V during his last years of life. It is located in the... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2016
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Reviewed October 3, 2016

The Monastery of Yuste was the home of Emperor Carlos V (known in Spain as King of Spain Carlos I) after he abdicated from the throne. He was the grandson of Isabella the Catholic Queen and Ferdinand, who financed Columbus trip to the New World....More

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Reviewed July 23, 2016

The monastery housed emperor Charles V during his last years of life. It is located in the countryside, on a forrested hill. The church is very beautiful and original furniture. Beautiful views.

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Reviewed June 19, 2016

It is an interesting place, particularly from a historical point of view. Regarding this, our guide (Carlos Libreros), was excellent and his comments absolutely enhanced the experience. From an artistic point of view it is interest just to see how "restorations" were made 50 years...More

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Reviewed May 18, 2016

It was €7 to enter and after security checks you have to leave all your belongings in a locker - you will need a €1 coin, which is returned. I kept my phone in my pocket. I wandered round, the building is beautiful but there...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2016

The monasterio was the final home of King Carlos V located in Cuacos de Yuste. The monasterio is part of the convent of the Heronymite Order of monks from the 15th century and was expanded with a mansion for the King. The Royal mansion is...More

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Reviewed March 9, 2016

The location is startling, especially since this was a sixteenth-century (and earlier) monastery, where HR Emperor Charles V went to spend the end of his life. Lovely, surrounded by deciduous oaks (robles) and running water, the Monastery is a great place to spend a few...More

1  Thank Paul S
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Reviewed October 4, 2015

This was more a mausoleum than a monastery. It is full of paintings of king Carlos at his last gasp as he spent the last two years of his life there. He is pictured surrounded by bishops etc. there are also gruesome relics-finger bones etc....More

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Reviewed September 18, 2015

Beautifully renovated monastry five minutes drive up the hill from the village. Worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Reviewed September 16, 2015

We decided to take the car and drive here from Madrid. It took us around 1:45. I believe the ticket was about 7 euros per person and 4 euros for a tour guide which I strongly recommend and it really made a difference. The area...More

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Reviewed May 24, 2015

This monastery gets a write-up in all the guidebooks. One of the most powerful emperors chose this place to retreat from the world. For history buffs this is certainly interesting. The visit benefits from some pre-reading about Charles V Holy Roman Emperor (or Carlos I...More

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