The monastery housed emperor Charles V during his last years of life. It is located in the countryside, on a forrested hill. The church is very beautiful and original furniture. Beautiful views.
It is an interesting place, particularly from a historical point of view. Regarding this, our guide (Carlos Libreros), was excellent and his comments absolutely enhanced the experience. From an artistic point of view it is interest just to see how "restorations" were made 50 years ago. In addition, the surroundings are very nice. Please be aware that guided tours are... 更多
The monasterio was the final home of King Carlos V located in Cuacos de Yuste. The monasterio is part of the convent of the Heronymite Order of monks from the 15th century and was expanded with a mansion for the King. The Royal mansion is simply furnished with a church in the Gothic style and two cloisters; a simple Gothic... 更多
The location is startling, especially since this was a sixteenth-century (and earlier) monastery, where HR Emperor Charles V went to spend the end of his life. Lovely, surrounded by deciduous oaks (robles) and running water, the Monastery is a great place to spend a few hours, an especially worthy if you're staying nearby (the Parador in Jarandilla de la Vera... 更多
This was more a mausoleum than a monastery. It is full of paintings of king Carlos at his last gasp as he spent the last two years of his life there. He is pictured surrounded by bishops etc. there are also gruesome relics-finger bones etc. however, some of the architecture is interesting and the central courtyard is very pleasant, with... 更多
We decided to take the car and drive here from Madrid. It took us around 1:45. I believe the ticket was about 7 euros per person and 4 euros for a tour guide which I strongly recommend and it really made a difference. The area is perfect for people who like hiking. So if you get here, visit the monasterio... 更多
This monastery gets a write-up in all the guidebooks. One of the most powerful emperors chose this place to retreat from the world. For history buffs this is certainly interesting. The visit benefits from some pre-reading about Charles V Holy Roman Emperor (or Carlos I as he is known in Spain). We felt that the entrance fee was quite high... 更多
This really is overpriced and a rip-off. We walked round the monastery in half an hour and couldn't even take photographs in the chapel and rooms which added insult to injury. We then walked into the badly kept gardens through an open gate where there was no sign at all to suggest that we should keep out. We were then... 更多