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Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe

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Address: Guadalupe, Caceres, Spain
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Amazing Zurbarans

Columbus came here several times, as did Ferdinand and Isabella, so you're in good company. The picture collection is amazing, with more Zurbarans than enough, but also works by... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 December 2016
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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Columbus came here several times, as did Ferdinand and Isabella, so you're in good company. The picture collection is amazing, with more Zurbarans than enough, but also works by Rubens, Goya and Giordano.

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

If you are interested in Spanish culture and architectural sites in Extremadura, Spain, you should include a visit to the monastery. Even if you're not a religious person, the monastery is a beautiful place with wonderfully preserved features. Although the church is open, note that the tours are guided. The small town of Guadalupe has a very quaint square, dotted... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Guadalupe is a very small town (more like a village) in a valley in the beautiful hills in this area. There is not much to the town. A very good Parador hotel and a couple of small hostels and a number of inexpensive restaurants. The Monastery and church loom large in the center of the place and the main attraction... More 

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Province of Caceres, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We were two families with kids. It was a Saturday and the place was packed. Good thing that the waitresses were really nice (told us they were really short on staff...) and the service was really good, tho the food was average compared to what we had expected. The place, however, is amazing.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Amazing place in its own secret valley in the mountains, hiding the world's greatest collection of Zurbaráns, with a Goya, three el Grecos, a couple of Rubens and loads of Giordanos as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We wanted to be at this church in Guadalupe mainly to see the black Madonna. Due to its interesting history of being hidden for 700 years when some priests were fleeing Seville when the Moors attacked. This is not an easy place to get to - infrequent buses from Madrid or Caceres. We were going to rent a car from... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

As THE major attraction in Guadalupe town, it was very disappointing that the managers have not "modernized" the tour experience to cater for non Spanish speakers. After ticket purchase (5 euros), you have to join a guided tour group, but no matter you are asked which country you are from, this makes no difference! our large group consisted of German,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Even off you are not a church touring type the is amazing from the point of view of the sheer wealth that this place once or currently contains. The space itself is beautiful and the monastery is a true learning experience. If you are Catholic then Guadalupe awaits you. Take the tour. You will see things that are off limits... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Well-worth the trip if you are traveling in Extremadura. Very well kept. The only way of visiting is by guided visit, which is good because they explain everything, but the downside is that the spaces are small and it gets kind of crowded. All in all very nice visit though.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

If you are into religious icons then this monastery is amazing. Even if not, like me, there are some fabulous historical masterpieces to behold in this beautiful centrepiece of Guadalupe. The ceilings are magnificent, the inner courtyard a tranquil sanctuary that you can imagine monks enjoying, and my favourite, the collection of huge, leather page books on which the Gregorian... More 

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