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Cycle Tour Erasmus 2015 - back home- Burgos--Sète

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Elevation profile Cycle Tour Erasmus 2015 - back home- Burgos--Sète

Added on 04 May 2015,

on 16 Jul 2016

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Start location

Burgos, Castile and León, ES (879 m NHN)

End location

Sète, Languedoc-Roussillon, FR (856 m NHN)



2.Eurovelo_Atlantik: Burgos - Bordeaux

3. Canal de Garonne (V80): Bordeaux - Toulusse

4. Canal du Midi V80): Tolusse - Séte

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3 km
0,6 km
854 m

ES-09006 Burgos


Bike Lockers

8 bike lockers available.


6 km
0,9 km
843 m

ES-09001 Burgos


Bike Lockers

16 bike lockers available.


6 km
0,6 km
845 m

Monasterio de las Huelgas Reales de Burgos
Claustro de San Fernando en el Monasterio de Santa María la Real de las Huelgas
Monasterio de Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas

The Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas is a monastery of Cistercian nuns located approximately 1.5 km west of the city of Burgos. The word huelgas, which usually refers to "labor strikes" in modern Spanish, refers in this case to land which had been left fallow. Historically, the monastery has been the site of many weddings of royal families, both foreign and Spanish, including that of Edward I of England to Eleanor of Castile in 1254, for example. The defensive tower of the Abbey is also the birthplace of King Peter I of Castile.

The abbey was founded in 1187 by Alfonso VIII of Castile, at the behest of his wife, Eleanor of England, daughter of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Until the 16th century, it enjoyed many royal privileges granted to it by the king, including exemption from taxes, the lordship of many villages and territories (governed by the monastery's abbess), and the possession of many of the royal families' valued personal items, most of them religious. It is even claimed that, until the Council of Trent, the abbess was able to hear confession and give absolution, like a priest.

In 1199 the monastery was incorporated into the Cistercian Order and became the burial place of the royal family. Constance, the youngest daughter of Alfonso, joined the Cistercians there. She was the first known as the Lady of Las Huelgas. This position was held as well by other women from the royal family, including her niece Constance and her grand-niece Berengaria, and maintained the close connection between the community and their royal patrons. Queen Eleanor and Queen Berengaria were both documented as supporting and being involved with the abbey.

Alfonso VIII, who was himself to be buried at Las Huelgas, along with his wife, Eleanor, created the affiliated Royal Hospital, with all its dependencies, subject to the Abbess. The hospital was founded to feed and care for the poor pilgrims along the Camino de Santiago. Donations made to sustain the hospital noted the key role that Eleanor played in its founding and maintenance, and she made many donations in honor of her deceased son Ferdinand.

A community of lay brothers developed to help the nuns in their care of the hospital's patients, who became known as the Brothers Hospitallers of Burgos. There were never more than a dozen of them, but they formed an independent religious Order in 1474. The Brothers survived as an Order until 1587, when their Order was suppressed and they were again placed under the authority of the abbess.

The Abbess of the monastery was, by the favor of the king, invested with almost royal prerogatives, and exercised an unlimited secular authority over more than fifty villages. Like secular lords, she held her own courts, in civil and criminal cases, and, like bishops, she granted Dimissorial Letters for ordination, and issued licenses authorizing priests within the territory of her abbatial jurisdiction to hear confessions, to preach, and to engage in pastoral care. She was privileged also to confirm the Abbesses of other monasteries, to impose censures, and to convoke synods. At a General Chapter of the Cistercians held in 1189, she was made Abbess General of the Order for the Kingdom of León and Castile, with the privilege of convoking annually a general chapter at Burgos.

The Abbess of Las Huelgas retained her ancient prerogatives up to the time of the Council of Trent, in the 16th century.

Currently, the monastic community, which at present numbers 36, is part of the Spanish Congregation of St. Bernard, a reform movement of Cistercian nuns, which arose during the 16th and 17th centuries. Due to this, they are also commonly referred to as "Bernadines". The nuns of this Congregation would follow a more exact observance of the Rule of St. Benedict than other Cistercian houses, with frequent and lengthy fasts, and celebrating the Divine Office about 2:00 A.M. The nuns support themselves through the decoration of porcelain items, making rosaries and providing laundry services for local hotels.

This abbey has founded a daughter house in Peru, the Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity, which is located in the agricultural Lurín District, on the outskirts of the Lima Metropolitan Area. The monastery has about ten professed nuns, and several candidates in various stages of formation. They support themselves by making cakes and jams, for which they use the produce of their own gardens.

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Wikipedia contributors, 'Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 13 October 2014, 22:49 UTC, <> [accessed 15 March 2015]

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Hours of opening

Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 to 13: 00h and 16:00 to 17: 30h
Sundays and holidays: 10: 30h to 14: 00h.
Closed: Monday; 1 and 6 January; Good Friday; May 1; Curpillos; 29 June; 6, 24, 25 and 31 December


7 km
0,0 km
876 m


ES-09003 Burgos


Hotel without restaurant (garni)


7 km
0,1 km
863 m


ES-9003 Burgos


Tourist information

Hours of opening

September 30 to June 30
from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 19:00
Sunday 10:00 to 17:00

July 1 to August 31
from Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 8:00 p.m.





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