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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 2 weeks ago
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 4 weeks ago
Katrien S
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Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 is tricky. The monastery is situated in a alpine wood, so the last part of the walk is very nice. Of the monastery, which is still a functioning one, only the church and a small museum can be visited. There is no entrance fee, but pay the 2 euro for the information leaflet, as that is very informative (1 euro if you can read Spanish). The church has 1 isle, but has 5 separate areas, depending one where in the hierarchy of the monastery you were. The first 4 are interesting, and well worth seeing, but the real treat is in the last part, where the very intricate retabel by Gil de Siloe is hung, and is the royal double tomb for the parents of queen Isabel the Catholic, which is just phenomenal. Finally, there is a little museum displaying books as well as other religious art.

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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. They also give you water for 1 euro.

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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.

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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.

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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 place being an active monastery. When we visited everything smelled rose water. This way it was easy to envision the grandeur of everything back in the days.

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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 of Spanish Gothic sculpture - is absolutely stunning and was carved in wood by Gil de Siloé and gilded in gold by Diego de la Cruz. Made between 1496 and 1499, we are so fortunate that this survived for almost 600 years.

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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.

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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 book, explaining that you will not meet any of the 20 monks currently residing here. "Dear Friend, Faithfulness to our hidden life of prayer within the monastery hasn't permitted us to guide you personally on this visit. We hope that this booklet has, in some way, taken our place. Please keep it as a souvenir and reminder that our prayers and very best wishes will accompany you always. God bless." A recording of the monks' chanting is piped in and adds charm and serenity to the visit. The grounds are lovely also. Worth a visit, for sure.

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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 by the monks, different soaps, fragrance, postcards, stamps etc. The chapel itself is beautiful inside and out and for a little out of the way chapel we were pleasantly surprised to find everything translated into English. Friendly English speaking man welcomes you and mans the shop, other than that you are left to your own devices. Stunning alter piece, pay 1€ to light it up (enterprising monks!) it’s well worth it, exquisite carvings and paintings, great little excursion out of the city to this peaceful and fragrant place (flower incense scents everywhere). We were here in winter, but on a summers day you could walk around the wooded grounds and have a picnic.

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