Miraflores Monastery Burgos

Miraflores Monastery is situated in the east part of the city of Burgos, in the Fuentes Blancas urban park. It takes about an hour from the city center to Miraflores Monastery onfoot.

Scenery on the way to the Miraflores Monastery.

Scenery on the way to the Miraflores Monastery.

Cartuja de Miraflores is a Carthusian monastery in Burgos. For centuries it was a summer residence of the Spanish monarchy and is one of the most important Gothic buildings of Spain.

Cartuja de Santa Mria de Miraflores

Cartuja de Santa Mria de Miraflores

The buildings were originally built as a palace for Henry III of Castile in 1401, while his son John II of Castile gave it to the Carthusian Order in order to made it a royal burial place, and in 1441 the abbey was founded. The monks are still living in the monastery, so I just observed the chapel. I received the brochure at the entrance and went into the chapela.

Brochure of Cartuja de Miraflores monastery

Brochure of Cartuja de Miraflores monastery

Brochure of Cartuja de Miraflores monastery

Brochure of Cartuja de Miraflores monastery

Brochure of Cartuja de Miraflores monastery

Brochure of Cartuja de Miraflores monastery

Brochure of Cartuja de Miraflores monastery

Brochure of Cartuja de Miraflores monastery

Brochure of Cartuja de Miraflores monastery

Brochure of Cartuja de Miraflores monastery

Entrance of the monastery

Entrance of the monastery

Entrance of the chapela.

Entrance of the chapela.

Saint Bruno

Saint Bruno: The Carthusian (Cartuja) Order, also called the Order of Saint Bruno, is a Roman Catholic religious order of enclosed monastics. The order was founded by Saint Bruno of Cologne in 1084 and includes both monks and nuns. The order has its own Rule, called the Statutes, rather than the Rule of Saint Benedict, and combines eremitical and cenobitic life.

Brother Choir Room

Brother Choir Room

Tombs of the Kings and Main Altarpiece

Tombs of the Kings and Main Altarpiece

Tombs of the Kings, Main Altarpiece and Tourists

Tombs of the Kings, Main Altarpiece and Tourists

Tombs of the Kings

Tombs of the Kings

Parts of the main altarpiece

Parts of the main altarpiece

Exhibits of the Chapel

Exhibits of the Chapel

Ceiling painting, the Chapel of the Virgin of Miraflores

Ceiling painting, the Chapel of the Virgin of Miraflores

Exhibits of the Chapel

Exhibits of the Chapel

Exhibits of the Chapel

Exhibits of the Chapel

Souvenir shops of the Chapel and the outlet.

Souvenir shops of the Chapel and the outlet.

I left the chapel for the next destination Santo Domingo de Silos.

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