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Arrived at 12, the entrance fee was a bit much I thought. Couldn’t enjoy a good garden view because... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Jerome Gareth H
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Community of Madrid, Spain
Calm, peaceful, and historical.

A restored monastery could go either way, this was a beautiful find. Beautiful drive, lots of... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
BorregoSailor
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Borrego Springs, California
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

Having submitted a review about Parador de Jarandilla and referring to emperor Carlos V, it is mandatory to visit Yuste Monastery to better understand his history. This site was his official residence at the end of his life.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Antonio R
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We visited the monastery while staying in Jarandilla de la Vera. It is in a spectacular setting, and was a fantastic site to visit the history of early 16th Century Spain and Charles V. The ipad audioguides were very helpful and insightful, and well worth...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

It might just be me but I like attractions like this. The huge galleries and museums of the world can be hard work due to the massive scale, but museums such as this - limited scale; single theme - can be so much more rewarding...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank connor1916
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place to visit! We visited the monastery as part of a circular tour round the Valle de Jerte and it was an excellent stopping off place...particularly as the temperature was rising and the cloisters were beautifully cool. The last monks were in...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SkyeSonia
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We always enjoy visiting sights with historical significance and the monastery at Yuste was very interesting. The fact that Charles I of Spain /Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire spent the last years of his life here, made the trip from Cáceres (about 1...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

This monastery was built in the 15th century, Charles V - Emperor of Spain, ruler of Burgundy, and also titled Holy Roman Emporer retired to this modest and insignificant town, rebuilt parts of the monastery to mirror the palace he grew up in, and lived...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Mary O
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Arrived at 12, the entrance fee was a bit much I thought. Couldn’t enjoy a good garden view because the lake was under construction. We hiked around from their which was easy to do.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Jerome Gareth H
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

A restored monastery could go either way, this was a beautiful find. Beautiful drive, lots of unexpected historical significance, and just the right amount of restoration. Also not crowded so one can enjoy. Don't miss the relics and the crypt. The overall experience-well worth it.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank BorregoSailor
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Easy to find and worth a visit. Inexpensive to look around (€7 for an adult and €4 for over 65s with ID) we opted for the Tablet guided tour (one between two was sufficient) at an additional €3 with deposit of an ID. No photography...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely building in a superb setting. Not much info about Carlos one of the most famous kings of Spain. The setting is superb. However the plae had its toilets locked in the heights of summer! Bagnos/Aseos cerrados en Julio???! Que desastre

Date of experience: July 2017
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