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Cartuja de Miraflores

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Address: Carretera de Fuentes Blancas s/n | Carretera de Fuentes Blancas s/n, 09080 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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Beautiful chapel

The altarpiece is done in delicate stone carving with amazing amount of detail. Unfortunately we arrived just 15 min before closing time, so did not really have enough time to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The altarpiece is done in delicate stone carving with amazing amount of detail. Unfortunately we arrived just 15 min before closing time, so did not really have enough time to make a worthwhile visit - our own mistake though.

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Sussex, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We were there just before opening time - which turned out to be well worth doing as when we left it was getting crowded. It is a very worthwhile visit for the tremendous sculpture work inside

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This monastery is an absolute gem and well worth a visit. Unlike the Cathedral in downtown Burgos, the Cartuja de Miraflores is outside the town (although well sign posted) and has far fewer visitors. The tombs of Juan II and Isabel are magnificent. The high altar is superb. Take the time to look at all the iconography. It tells many... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

If in Burgos don't miss a visit to the Carthusian Monastery. It is an easy 40 minute walk from the Cathedral along a beautiful path with woodlands on one side and the river on the other. The church is beautiful and for 2 Euros you are provided with a very well prepared booklet in the language of your choice on... More 

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Westerham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We were in Burgos for 2 days. We visited first thing in the morning and took a taxi up from our hotel (8 euros). The monastery was really lovely. So very peaceful and really well set out with everything easy to read in English as well as Spanish. We were surprised at how interesting it all was. We then walked... More 

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Verona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

A Carthusian monastery. Well worth taking a taxi to visit it if you don't have private transport. An interesting exhibition of paintings in the church.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The Carthusian monks are a silent order pursuing a hidden life of prayer. But their care and attention to their stunning monastery and its manifold treasures speak louder than words! Passing under the Gothic Pietà arch one is soon in the contemplative but cleared eyed company of the meditative St Bruno, founder of the order. Sit for a moment before... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

It is outside the city, therefore, most of the visitors will want to take a bus there (it runs from Plaza Espana, but not very often, so check the departure times). You need to get off at the stop "Camping", then walk back up the hill some 300 metres and turn left up the hill, again. After 5 minutes climbing,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Hi Folks, please if you find this review helpful click on the helpful review link. Thanks a lot! If in or around Burgos this monastery is a must visit. Located near Burgos, a short drive by car, Cartuja de Miraflores is a sanctuary like no other. This is an actual Cartujos monks Monastery and the order is well alive.On this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Such a charming place. Slightly out of the way but well worth the journey. The carvings by Gil de Siloe are breathtaking, and the altarpiece is spectacular. Lovely staff too.

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