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Contact details

Zona Monasterio de Yuste
10430  Cuacos de Yuste, Cáceres  (Extremadura)
info@fundacionyuste.org
www.patrimonionacional.es
Tel.:+34 927172197
Tel.:+34 927172130
Fax.:+34 927172347

Location

Autonomous region:
Extremadura

Province/Island:
Cáceres

Cáceres

Description

Monastery of the Order of Los Jerónimos

It was founded in the 15th century, and was the place the emperor Charles V spent his final months. It has two cloisters –one Gothic and the other Renaissance.

Yuste Monastery has its origins in a small shrine that was extended thanks to some land donated in the early 15th century. The monastery itself was founded by a group of monks in 1408. Its international fame derives from the fact that in 1557 the emperor Carlos V went there to live out his last months, after passing the crown to his son Philip II. An austere palace was built for him in the southern part of the convent. It has an interesting Gothic church with an altarpiece by Juan de Herrera and a carved Gothic choir stall.

Construction:
Monastery

Artistic period:
Renaissance

Historic period:
15th century

Setting:
The house in which John of Austria lived can still be seen in the town of Cuacos de Yuste.

Practical information

Schedule

From Apr 01 to Sep 30
From Tuesday to Sunday
Public holidays
From 10:00 to 20:00

Closing days: Monday


From Oct 01 to Mar 31
From Tuesday to Sunday
Public holidays
From 10:00 to 18:00

Closing days: Monday


Prices

General: €9
Reduced: €4
Pensioners, students and children aged 5 16
Admission free
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 3-6 pm (October to March) and 5-8 pm (April to September)

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