Monasterio de las Huelgas

Monasterio de las Huelgas, Burgos

Monasterio de las Huelgas
4.5
Historic Sites • Religious Sites
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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Jordi B
Grenoble, France130 contributions
Jul 2021
Visits at Las Huelgas need to be prebooked and are only guided visits available. I am unsure whether they do them in English (I did mine in Spanish) and the site is full of treasures and incredibly beautiful.

If you plan to spend more than a day in Burgos ensure that you book Las Huelgas to avoid missing-out.

The only but that I can give to the site is that while the guide was very knowledgeable he did not interact and engage much with the visitors (lecture-like) and I would have liked to take more time for the visit (also photos are not allowed indoors).
Written August 18, 2021
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CharlieinTexas
Austin, TX3,756 contributions
Dec 2019
I took this tour for six euros. Very worthwhile, even though I am an English speaker and the tour was in Spanish. Can’t recall the last time I toured a monastery, but the artwork and interior/sculpture/decorations were really special. Outside was interesting, as well.

Easy walk from the center of town.

Note that, you are not allowed to take pictures of the interior.
Written December 26, 2019
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susanwalsh
Glasgow, UK1,607 contributions
Oct 2019
We were anxious to see this monastery founded by the daughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II of England. There is a compulsory tour which is in Spanish but the guide who had excellent English did her best to include us. There are many beautiful chapels and a museum at the end.
Written December 8, 2019
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TravelLovers2
United States3,637 contributions
Nov 2019
The tour does not allow you to take photos, which does not make sense, but it's their policy. They will let you take some photos of the claustro and outside areas. The tour guide was very informative and friendly. We took the tour in Spanish. The place is interesting and something to experience.
Written November 27, 2019
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wa2paul
Dundee, OR42 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Certainly worth a visit, lovely chapels, lots of caskets/monuments. No photos inside. Very nice textile museum at the end of tour with fine wear from the 16th century.
Written October 20, 2019
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jb5753
Aix-en-Provence, France259 contributions
Sep 2019
The Huelgas monastery visit is deeply frustrating. There are undoubtedly many beautiful things to see, and much of historical interest to consider, but you can ONLY visit in a guided tour, which takes precisely one hour, and moves you along at the guide's speed, not yours. So if you want to pause to look at something, you can't. The day we did the tour, it was only being given in Spanish, which wasn't a problem for us, but there were at least two couples who were pretty much abandoned to their own devices in terms of understanding what was going on. The best part was undoubtedly the medieval fabrics museum, right at the end of the visit, where we were at last trusted to be on our own without damaging anything, and could look at the extraordinary displays in our own time.
Written September 8, 2019
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Antoine R
Heemstede, The Netherlands181 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
A must see for those who love art and history. And for everybody else. Pitty you may only take pictures outside and of the cloister because there is so much interesting things to see on the inside. And what is a real shame is that you can only enter with a guide (and a guard joining every group) who explains everything in spanish... There is no audio tour. Luckliy the stories weren't endless, like in many other places, and the guide was happy to answer questions in english, but you can't ask everything time and time again... And still there is so much to see. Make sure to check opening hours, and families of 5 or more can enter for free.
Written July 31, 2019
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turistico
Yonkers, NY93 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Burgos is full of beautiful old places. Monasterio de las Huelgas is actually on the edge of the city surrounded by a beautiful park.This is a historic masterpiece is one of the most spectaculars in Europe.
Written July 20, 2019
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Rachel V
Brisbane, Australia14 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
The tour was in Spanish but we were very fortunate to have a patient english speaking guide who was kind. The various tombs were the most impressive to me with striking heraldry. The extant clothing was extraordinary. Unfortunately no photos allowed however you can purchase a book in the shop. Definately worth the effort.
Written July 7, 2019
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nivramkoorb
San Francisco, CA86 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This monastery is a working nunnery. We were able to get an English tour. You can only visit through a tour. It is a pleasant 1-2 mile walk from center of town.If you have the time, do this.
Written June 17, 2019
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