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Monasterio de las Huelgas

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Address: Calle Compas de Adentro, Burgos, Spain
Phone Number: 947-20-16-30
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10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Worth visiting for the textile museum and more!

The Monasterio de las Huelgas combines a beautiful and historic religious institution with a world-class museum of medieval textiles. As other reviewers have noted, the Monasterio... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2016
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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

The Monasterio de las Huelgas combines a beautiful and historic religious institution with a world-class museum of medieval textiles. As other reviewers have noted, the Monasterio does not allow you to separate these two experiences: the textile museum is the last stop on the official tour. The tour is entirely in Spanish and focuses on the history of the era... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

The Monasterio de las Huelgas is about a 20 minute walk from the centre of Burgos. The walk there is pleasant as you first walk along the river, then in towards the Monastery through an up-scale residential area. The Monastery is of interest because of its architecture and also its historical associations. The highlights for me were the tombs and... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Lovely walk to the monastery. The tour is in Spanish but that was not an issue for me even though I do not speak Spanish. I can get by and the buildings are beautiful inside, the art, the tapestries are spectacular. The small museum houses personal artifacts of the king and queen as she was the daughter of Henry II... More 

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Courtice, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic architecture and history, worth a visit. Enjoy the immense amount of effort it must have taken to make such a beautiful building!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

OK - so the tour is in Spanish - we are in Spain after all. Why the assumption that everything will be available in English - the English speaking world is by and large pretty poor at accommodating other languages so we really shouldn't moan. Anyway - there is an English guidebook for sake which pretty much follows the route... More 

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Hove
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this wonderful monastery. It is a pleasant walk out of the city, alternatively you could take a bus or a taxi. Three provisos - check the website for opening times which vary, it is closed on a Monday and read up on it before you go if you don't speak Spanish. You can only go round with a... More 

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Fuentes de Andalucia, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We walked along the river to the the monestary,it took about 30 minutes from the centre of Burgos,I think you would be able to catch a bus.It was a Thursday afternoon and we arrived about 5.00 and were told the tour of the monestary was free at that time.We were given audio phones which were in Spanish but we have... More 

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North Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We did a guided tour of the inside, although the main language was Spanish, the guide did change to English after each point of interest. Beautiful place and worth a visit.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We walked along the western river parks of Buros for the 10:30AM 6E tour. The guide conducted the tour in Spanish for the main body, with some concluding English for the rest of us. The Royal Tombs, central nave, cloister, and medieval textile museum were highlights of the 1 hour tour. Well worth seeing for a foreign visitor even if... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We were very impressed by the Monastery de las Huelgas. We had a very good English speaking tour guide. Las Huelgas was the leading Cistercian convent in Spain and head of all those established by the monarchs of Castile. The mudejar carvings were impressive. We highly recommend.

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