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of Burgos there is a monastery inhabited by a score of Carthusian monks, who, although they live in community, lead a withdrawn and solitary life of prayer and work consecrated to God.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 II, king of Castile and Leon and father of Isabella I, the Catholic Queen.
The church was built by John and Simon from Cologne and inside it stands out the magnificent altarpiece of the main altar and the tombs of king John II, his wife Isabel from Portugal and their son the Infant Alfonso, made by Gil of Siloé.
In the three chapels attached to the Church is the Museum where important paintings, sculptures and bibliographic works are exhibited.
It is admirable the sculpture of San Bruno that is exposed in a chapel of the entrance and that was made by the Portuguese sculptor Manuel Pereira in the 17th century.