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Has Anyone Stayed at the Monasterio de las Huelgas in Burgos?


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I plan to start my next Camino (Maseta, Salvador, Primitivo) from Burgos. I want to recover from jet lag the day I arrive, casually explore the city the following day, and start walking on the third day.

I've seen reference to the Monasterio de las Huelgas and their website references reception of guests. I am a big fan of the ideal of monastic life, the communal prayers and the intimacy of communal Masses, and I greatly admire those who live the life. Moreover, it helps make for a prayerful start to the pilgrimage.

Has anyone stayed with the sisters at the Monasterio de las Huelgas for a day or two?

Aside from being slightly removed from the central part of Burgos, is it conducive to use as a base of operations to go exploring for a few hours on the second day?


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I haven't myself, but I know from others that they do indeed have a hospederia (guest house). See http://www.monasteriodelashuelgas.org/hospederia.html if you are interested in staying there, I would just contact them. Buen Camino, SY
SY, thanks much. I've been to their site and seen the guest house option. I was holding up firsthand contact with them until I had a sense of things from others on the forum who might have had firsthand experience with them. I don't expect a lot of firsthand experience with the monastery, especially given the other plentiful lodging options in Burgos, the monastery's distance from the city center, and the fact that most people are passing through fairly quickly. But, given the diverse and eclectic group this forum attracts, I figure at least one or two have experience.

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