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Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe

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Address: Guadalupe | 10140 Guadalupe, Caceres, Spain
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Heritage site worth visiting with a tour

The Monastery is Unesco heritage site and worth for a trip. If you want to overnight in this small village, I can recommend to option, cheaper is Hospederia Real Monasterio... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Monastery is Unesco heritage site and worth for a trip. If you want to overnight in this small village, I can recommend to option, cheaper is Hospederia Real Monasterio, located behind of the monastery attached to it, another is Parador across the street, former monastery hospital. Monastery is closed during a siesta so plan your visit closely, or use... More 

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Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited yesterday. The Monastery is stunning. The town is really cute too and the monastery looms large over plaza mayor. The Church can be visited any time but the monastery requires guided tours and at certain times. Negatives: guided tour only in Spanish regardless of whether or not there is a majority English speaking group I don't speak Spanish... More 

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Manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Columbus came here several times, as did Ferdinand and Isabella, so you're in good company. The picture collection is amazing, with more Zurbarans than enough, but also works by Rubens, Goya and Giordano.

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Thank ManchesterTeddy
Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

If you are interested in Spanish culture and architectural sites in Extremadura, Spain, you should include a visit to the monastery. Even if you're not a religious person, the monastery is a beautiful place with wonderfully preserved features. Although the church is open, note that the tours are guided. The small town of Guadalupe has a very quaint square, dotted... More 

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Cheshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Guadalupe is a very small town (more like a village) in a valley in the beautiful hills in this area. There is not much to the town. A very good Parador hotel and a couple of small hostels and a number of inexpensive restaurants. The Monastery and church loom large in the center of the place and the main attraction... More 

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Province of Caceres, Spain
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We were two families with kids. It was a Saturday and the place was packed. Good thing that the waitresses were really nice (told us they were really short on staff...) and the service was really good, tho the food was average compared to what we had expected. The place, however, is amazing.

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Thank bluencar
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Amazing place in its own secret valley in the mountains, hiding the world's greatest collection of Zurbaráns, with a Goya, three el Grecos, a couple of Rubens and loads of Giordanos as well.

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Kuala Lumpur
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We wanted to be at this church in Guadalupe mainly to see the black Madonna. Due to its interesting history of being hidden for 700 years when some priests were fleeing Seville when the Moors attacked. This is not an easy place to get to - infrequent buses from Madrid or Caceres. We were going to rent a car from... More 

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Powys, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

As THE major attraction in Guadalupe town, it was very disappointing that the managers have not "modernized" the tour experience to cater for non Spanish speakers. After ticket purchase (5 euros), you have to join a guided tour group, but no matter you are asked which country you are from, this makes no difference! our large group consisted of German,... More 

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USA
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Even off you are not a church touring type the is amazing from the point of view of the sheer wealth that this place once or currently contains. The space itself is beautiful and the monastery is a true learning experience. If you are Catholic then Guadalupe awaits you. Take the tour. You will see things that are off limits... More 

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