Monasterio de las Huelgas, Burgos

#3 of 16 in Historic Sites in Burgos
Religious Site · Historic Site
At Monasterio de las Huelgas, see where Spanish kings would retreat to relax. See tombs of royalty, a breathtaking altar with a statue of Jesus being taken off the cross, and many impressive halls. Most popular with visitors is the cloister featuring royal clothing and bejeweled robes. To explore the interior of the monastery, you must take a guided tour. Tours are usually given in Spanish, so if you can’t understand the language and still want to learn, consider researching the site ahead of time. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Monasterio de las Huelgas by using our Burgos online day trip planner.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • You can only visit this place on a guided tour that lasts about 1 hour. The problem with this is that the guide only communicates in Spanish, so unless you are fluent in Spanish you have no idea what you are looking at which is a great shame because the place is full of history, they should take note how well the cathedral organise the visits there which are excellent in in every language
  • What a wonderful place to visit - it is worth the effort to head around 1 mile west of the city centre to see this amazing monastery and the tombs of Castillian monarchs.
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