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Having submitted a review about Parador de Jarandilla and referring to emperor Carlos V, it is mandatory to visit Yuste Monastery to better understand his history.
This site was his official residence at the end of his life.
We visited the monastery while staying in Jarandilla de la Vera. It is in a spectacular setting, and was a fantastic site to visit the history of early 16th Century Spain and Charles V. The ipad audioguides were very helpful and insightful, and well worth...More
It might just be me but I like attractions like this. The huge galleries and museums of the world can be hard work due to the massive scale, but museums such as this - limited scale; single theme - can be so much more rewarding...More
What a lovely place to visit! We visited the monastery as part of a circular tour round the Valle de Jerte and it was an excellent stopping off place...particularly as the temperature was rising and the cloisters were beautifully cool. The last monks were in...More
We always enjoy visiting sights with historical significance and the monastery at Yuste was very interesting. The fact that Charles I of Spain /Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire spent the last years of his life here, made the trip from Cáceres (about 1...More
This monastery was built in the 15th century, Charles V - Emperor of Spain, ruler of Burgundy, and also titled Holy Roman Emporer retired to this modest and insignificant town, rebuilt parts of the monastery to mirror the palace he grew up in, and lived...More
A restored monastery could go either way, this was a beautiful find. Beautiful drive, lots of unexpected historical significance, and just the right amount of restoration. Also not crowded so one can enjoy. Don't miss the relics and the crypt. The overall experience-well worth it.
Easy to find and worth a visit. Inexpensive to look around (€7 for an adult and €4 for over 65s with ID) we opted for the Tablet guided tour (one between two was sufficient) at an additional €3 with deposit of an ID. No photography...More
Lovely building in a superb setting. Not much info about Carlos one of the most famous kings of Spain. The setting is superb. However the plae had its toilets locked in the heights of summer! Bagnos/Aseos cerrados en Julio???! Que desastre