The Monastery of Santa María la Real de las Huelgas in Burgos
The Monastery of Santa María la Real de las Huelgas is a monastery
Cistercian convent of San Bernardo, which was founded in 1189 by
King Alfonso VIII of Castile.
The Monasterio de las Huelgas was built as a fortress.
Many of the units such as housing for the servants, those for the
clerical administrativ works were added to
over the centuries. The monastery had a wall built around it and yet
retained two doors leading to the Outside Compass (from there
you have access to the church, the funeral chapel and cloister) and
the door leading to Compass Inside (from which you access the
goal, the monastic guest house and surrounding buildings).
During the Middle Ages in the Monastery of Santa María la Real of
Strikes held coronation ceremonies for kings (such as
Alfonso XI and his son Henry II of Trastámara) and to name
knights (as Ferdinand III, Edward I of England
Peter the Cruel).
Today the Monastery of Santa María la Real de las Huelgas is
still governed by Cistercian nuns and has ten
rooms for womens retreats upon request.
The visit to the Monastery of Huelgas also includes the Museum
Rich Fabrics has a collection of fabrics from the graves of
royalty and nobles of the monastery, dating from the twelfth,
XIII and XIV.
Opening hours of the Monastery of Santa María la Real de las Huelgas of Burgos:
Sundays and public holidays: from 10h30 to 14h
Ticket price of the Monastery of Santa María la Real de las Huelgas of Burgos: