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Address: Calle Cartuja de Miraflores | Carretera de Fuentes Blancas s/n, 09002 Burgos, Spain
Phone Number: +34 947 26 87 99
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Miraflores was originally a hunting lodge built by King Enrique III at the...

Miraflores was originally a hunting lodge built by King Enrique III at the beginning of the 15th century and then converted into a monastery by the Carthusian monks, who continue there today. The remarkable church is considered one of the principal monuments of the city of Burgos and contains a royal mausoleum that is the final resting place of King Juan II and his wife Queen Isabel, parents of Queen Isabel "La Catolica". Visitors can look forward to an extraordinary experience of silence, peace and beauty.

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We visited here as a couple. The monosterio is lovely and they are very welcoming. It is a small place with a lovely church.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here as a couple. The monosterio is lovely and they are very welcoming. It is a small place with a lovely church.

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a monastery occupied by 20 monks. Part of the monastery is open to the public. The art work is beautiful, particularly the altars. History very interesting. Staff is very helpful and attentive. Monastery is in the outskirts of Burgos and therefore requires car transportation. My cousin and I are very glad we took the time to hire a... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a taxi from downtown and it cost us about 10 euros to get to La Cartuja. Later when we were ready to leave, we asked the young man working at the desk to call us one and the taxi arrived in 5 minutes. It cost us 10 euros to go back to downtown. The Cartuja is very beautiful.... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Difficult for us to find but really worth it. The small part of the monastery that is open to the public is a must see for its beauty & serenity. The cartuja is so much better than the monasterio de las Huelgas

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Burgos is such a beautiful Royal city.....we have the cathedral, nice restaurants, the monastery of las huelgas......but a lot of people do not take the time to visit the Cartuja de Miraflores......It is free and you have a beautiful retablo, beautiful work of art, and the tombs of the parents and brother of Isabel la Catolica! Diego kindly enough gave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

We didn't go to las Huelgas. I can't compare . This was a spiritual place full of treasures. The brother was so grateful that I bought a few souvenirs in the shop although they charge nothing for this lovely experience. Much more spiritual than Burgos Cathedral for me.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

We consulted Google maps and decided to start our Monday at this monastery outside Burgos. The route looked simple enough, and it was. The monastery is free and it contains absolute gems of art and sculpture. For two euros, you can buy an extremely helpful and well written guide in English. It's totally worth it. As a bonus, on the... More 

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Den Haag
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

On a warm day we decided to walk to the Cartuja, following the instructions of other travellers. After a 40 minute walk along the river, we climbed up to the monastry and rested for a while in de shadow of the trees in front of the entrance. The smell of the pinetrees in the heat of summer! The monastry itself... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Our visit to the Cartuja de Miraflores was the morning activity on a wonderful day in Burgos. We went to the market (the Mercado del Norte, or Mercado Municipal, near the Plaza España) first thing to pick up picnic food. Then we followed the accurate walking directions left by a previous reviewer (stonewithnomoss), which I will repeat here: "First of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

The Cartuja de Miraflores is too far from the centre of Burgos to walk. A car or bicycle is needed. That said, I recommend making the effort. It is still in use for religious purposes and so is a place for reflection as well as sightseeing. One of the brothers greets you and there is information in English to help... More 

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