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MONASTERY OF LAS HUELGAS

MONASTERY OF LAS HUELGAS

This Cistercian monastery was founded in 1187 by King Alphonse VIII and his wife Eleanor de Plantagenet, who are buried here with some of their descendants who so desired, which makes the Monastery a Royal Pantheon. The first nuns came from the Monastery of Saint Mary...

BURGOS CATHEDRAL

BURGOS CATHEDRAL

Burgos Cathedral, the first Gothic Cathedral to be built in Spain and also one of the richest, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Founded by King Fernando III, The saint, and Bishop D. Mauricio, its construction began in 1221 and inside it houses...

MIRAFLORES CHARTREUSE

MIRAFLORES CHARTREUSE

Three kilometres away from the downtown of Burgos there is a monastery inhabited by a score of Carthusian monks, who, although they live in community, lead a withdrawn and solitary life of prayer and work consecrated to God. The Monastery was founded in 1442 by John...