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Simple and magnificent

There's not much to see, but the church and little museum is worth enough. Also the ambiance of the... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2018
sofmen7
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Amazing royal tomb and retabel

It is a bit of a hike from Burgos, however, there is always a clearly marked and separate footpath... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
KatrienS955
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Ghent, Belgium
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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...more
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

There's not much to see, but the church and little museum is worth enough. Also the ambiance of the monastery gives you a special taste of peace and calm

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

It is a bit of a hike from Burgos, however, there is always a clearly marked and separate footpath. So although not hiking through greenery most of the time, it is an ok walk. Note that there are very few busses, so counting on them...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

The place is medium sized. There are exhibits of the Miraflores antiques. There are some videos to show their history. You can donate a euro and some statues light up. There is no english explanation for some exhibits. But, the colours are all pretty nice....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

It is a must go. It was almost all built in the times of Isabella I, the Catholic and it is a wonderful example of gothic art.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

The monastery is a bit outside the city so you have to walk for more than half an hour. But it is worth, the monastery is beautifull. The entrance is a free gift.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

I did not know what to expect when visiting this monastery. We accidentally walked by on a short walk from the nearby camping where we stayed. What a surprise. Rarely one can see so well preserved religious artifacts. Clearly this is also due to the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

This is a 10 min drive from the center. The chapel is well worth the trip for a piece of history. This houses the mausoleum of the king and queen of Portugal carved in Alabaster. Just incredible detail. The main altarpiece - an outstanding example...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

If you only have time to see one incredible piece of historic art, see the mausoleum of Juan II and Isabel of Portugal carved and completed in alabaster in 1499 by the Renaissance master Gil de Siloe. It’s beauty and craftsmanship defy belief.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

Lovely stop on our trip across the Camino. A perfect guide book in english was provided upon entry for self-guiding through this monastery. The pamphlet includes diagrams and good explanations of what you are seeing. A beautifully-written apology is offered on back of the guide...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank travelhungry15
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Calm oasis 10 minutes drive from central Burgos, monastery in a lovely woodland setting. This is a working monastery, we didn’t see the monks but we did hear their singing. There is a little shop as you go in where you can buy things made...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Response from sofmen7 | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps you've arrived at at time when it was closed, between 15 and 16hs... Or after the closure st 18hs. In fact, it's very easy to access when you leave the Mao. road and you follow the way. It was 20m walking distance... More
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Yes, they do. My wife bought two for our family.
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