Cartuja de Miraflores

Cartuja de Miraflores, Burgos

Cartuja de Miraflores
4.5
Natural History Museums • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
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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 monuments of the city of Burgos and contains a royal mausoleum that is the final resting place of King Juan II and his wife Queen Isabel, parents of Queen Isabel "La Catolica". Visitors can look forward to an extraordinary experience of silence, peace and beauty.
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Jordi B
Grenoble, France129 contributions
Nice monastery
Jul 2021
The entrance fee is voluntary and the site has as a major element the grandiose tomb of kings of Castille and Leon.

It is worth checking the bus timetable as the walk from town is quite long.
Written 18 August 2021
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Discerning12385
San Francisco, CA148 contributions
Edge of town gem! Don't miss this compact monastery full of amazing details
Jan 2020
I walked from Burgos Cathedral to Cartuja de Miraflores and enjoyed the scenery. The monastery has been wonderfully restored and has succinct details which explain the history of Burgos, Spanish royalty, and the Carthusians. Rich with history but not overwhelming. Great staff as well. An unexpected gift - upon leaving the sanctuary and entering the courtyard, the monks began to sing their afternoon prayers. Gorgeous!
Written 18 January 2020
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Samuel P
Birmingham, UK282 contributions
Well worth the effort
Oct 2019
Our hotel reception tried to put us off going saying that it was a long walk but we still went and in all honesty it's not that difficult. Approximately an hour with a gentle stroll (I am 64!) Got us there with virtually all of the walk being on the flat and just a gentle climb for the last 500 metres.
It is free to enter but do buy the guide book which, at. 2 euros, gives a lot of information.
The church itself is fabulous and the exquisite work that went into making the royal tombs has to be seen as I cannot describe it.
Not in the guide book as it is a recent addition is the newly opened gallery and access to St. Catherine's chapel. The later has an absolutely magnificent paintwork job and is well worth the visit.
The guide told us that there was a bus back to the centre of Burgos but it never turned up so we walked. 65 minutes from there to the abba Burgos hotel.
Don't let the hotel put you off going. A true hidden gem.
Written 16 October 2019
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jb5753
Aix-en-Provence, France259 contributions
Utterly extraordinary and beautiful
Sep 2019
If there is one thing to see in Burgos, after visiting the cathedral, it is surely the Cartuja de Miraflores. The sculptures of the royal tombs and the altarpiece are magnificent, you could easily spend hours enjoying all the intricate details. The church itself is very fine, and the guide brochure, written by the monks, is a very helpful and full source of information. The visit is free: you are asked to pay whatever you feel appropriate, which is a hard choice for such a priceless experience. Truly wonderful and not to be missed. Surrounded by woods, the cartuja is 4km out of town, but easy to do in a taxi, if you don't feel like walking that far!
Written 8 September 2019
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turistico
Yonkers, NY93 contributions
Cartuja de Miraflores, Burgos.
Apr 2019 • Friends
The Carthusian monastery o Cartuja de Miraflores is very impressive and is one of the treasures of the Gothic style of the late 15th century.The walk along the Arlanzon river is a must and you won't be disappointed This is a majestic place amazingly preserved. .
Written 20 July 2019
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Jacky D
Cascais, Portugal506 contributions
Lovely place to visit
Jul 2019 • Couples
We walked the 4km from the centre of town to the Cartuja de Miraflores and enjoyed our visit. It is relatively small, especially after visiting the Cathedral but it is worth a visit. The high altar is spectacular and makes the walk worth it.
Written 15 July 2019
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Happydutchman
Ghent, Belgium81 contributions
Fully restored - go now!
Jun 2019 • Solo
This convent has been fully restored recently and is in full splendour.
The entrance times are convenient except for a 3-4 PM break
It is a bit outside the city – a taxi cost me about 8 Euro one way
Written 5 June 2019
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Susan M
Austin, TX418 contributions
Royal Tombs, Chapel Frescoes
May 2019 • Solo
This monastery is a 30-40 minute walk from the Burgos cathedral. You can't get lost if you follow the river. There is not a lot open for the visitor. Highlights: the church has an impressive royal tomb and there are some side chapels with amazing frescoes. Entry is only one Euro.
Written 3 June 2019
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John W
London, UK11 contributions
A place of serenity and true peace in a world of noise and distraction
Apr 2019 • Couples
Although only the monastery church and a small cloister are open to the public, the Cartuja de Miraflores offers visitors a brief and fleeting glimpse into the serenity and beauty of the world of the Carthusians, an order that dates back to the eleventh century. The church conveys a deep sense of peace and tranquility, no doubt due to the countless years of prayer that have been offered there by the Carthusian monks through the decades, men who live the majority of their hidden lives in hermitages just yards away from where you have the privilege to be.
Written 7 May 2019
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Gaynor S
Solihull, UK454 contributions
Not easy to locate.
Apr 2019 • Couples
It isn't easy to find this building, it's in an old and poorer part of the city, but worth exploring,
Written 27 April 2019
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