Burgos


Museum of Rich Fabrics in the Las Huelgas Monastery


Contact details

Calle los Compases de las Huelgas, s/n.
09001  Burgos  (Castile-Leon)
infoturismo@aytoburgos.es
http://www.turismocastillayleon.com/cm/turcyl/tkContent?pgseed=1077538136876&idContent=5491&local
Tel.:+34 947288874
Tel.:+34 947201630
Fax.:+34 947279729

Location

Burgos


Description

This building served as a convent for Cistercian nuns, and was founded in the 12th century.

The first Royal Monastery of Las Huelgas was built on the orders of Alfonso VIII between 1180 and 1190. Particular highlights include the Romanesque cloister and the chapel of La Asunción, a work in pure Almohad artistic style. The second construction was begun well into the first half of the 13th century, and is the large church we see today, with its cloister and adjoining quarters. It was the wish of the founders that this should be the Royal Pantheon. The tombs of these monarchs and their immediate successors lie beneath the naves of the church, the site of the nuns choir stalls. The vestments on display today in the Museum of Rich Fabrics come from these tombs.

Designation:
National Heritage

Content:
Religious art


Practical information

Schedule

  • From Tuesday to Saturday From 10:00 to 13:15 From 16:30 to 17:45
  • Public holidays From 10:00 to 14:15
  • Closing days: Monday

Prices

  • General: €5
  • Reduced: €4
  • Students: €2,50
  • Retired persons: €2,50
  • Wednesday

  • Admission free

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