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Santa maría de guadalupe monastery

Guadalupe means “hidden river” and the name applies to the Virgin, the river, and a town of the same name. The legend dates back to the 8th century when a sheppard named Gil Cordero saw an apparition of the Virgin who led him to a spot where her image had been buried at the edge of the river. It had been buried there for over five centuries after clerics fleeing the Moorish invasion submerged it in the river to prevent it falling into enemy hands. A hermitage was built on the spot and a small community began to form around it. The first mention of the name came from 1340 when Alfonso XI granted the community a township and in 1347 uttered the phrase “the town located in Santa María de Guadalupe.” Today, the town has 2,500 inhabitants and daily life revolves the monastery. The monastery itself has been occupied by the Franciscans since 1908 and their amazing work in renovating the monastery led to it being declared a World Heritage Site in 1993. Visitors can only access the monastery with a guide. At the end of the tour, the guide hands you over to a Franciscan monk who leads you to the chamber of the Virgin, a super-ornate octagonal room done in the Baroque style where you can go to see the image of the Virgin. She’s mounted on an ingenious rotating system so we can still see Her although She is normally facing the altar. Believers can touch the image and the monk will bless rosaries and other religious objects that visitors bring. La Reina de Hispanidad (“The Queen of Spanishness”), a title given to the Virgin of Guadalupe, is an object of widespread devotion throughout Latin America and many of the visitors were Latin American, Mexicans especially, as Mexico is the country which most reveres the Virgin of Guadalupe.
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A mix of styles

The Monastery of Guadalupe (Cáceres, Extremadura) is a mix of various styles: gothic, mudejar, renaissance, baroque, and neoclassic. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1993.

The Virgin of Guadalupe’s image is hidden, in the Guadalupe river, which means “hidden river,” during the Muslim invasion. Centuries afterwards, the image was found by a countryman, Gil Cordero.

The image can be seen in the room where the treasures, gold cloaks, crowns, etc., are kept. It’s the room where all the Virgin’s accessories are located. You’re not allowed to take pictures on the inside but you have to see it in person. It leaves you with a strange sensation, almost the same feeling you have while visiting the Vatican, only on a smaller scale.

Guided visits are offered every 30 minutes.

There are various museums located on the inside: the Embroidery Museum, the Painting and Sculpture Museum (featuring the works of Zubrarán, Goya, and el Greco, among others).
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Pilgrims in the sierra

A procession for the Virgin of Guadalupe is held on the 8th of September after mass, as she’s the patron saint of Extremadura. During the procession, you’ll see men and women of all ages on their knees in from of the Virgin’s image, giving thanks for an act they think she helped them with.

The monastery is cared for by the Franciscan capuchins that look after it.

The temple, which was later converted into a Basilica, is open all day long for the hundreds of religious pilgrims that pass by daily following the 13 different walking paths from the town.
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Impressive stone façade

The small fountain in the plaza inadvertantly heads towards the impressive 14th century Saint Mary of Guadalupe basilica. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1993.

The basilica houses, in the room located in the center of the alter, the Virgin of Guadalupe, the patron saint of Extremadura and queen of the America, a carving/engraving from the 12th century.

It’s interesting that people pray to the image of the Virgin inside the Basilica, even though she “has her back turned” to them, which is pretty unusual. This is due to the fact that the winding chamber lets the visitors see the image of the Virgin up close. They can see her brown face, which pertains to the group of 12th century Black Virgins from West Europe.

The impressive stone façade is what stands out most. It fits perfectly with the architecture of the surrounding buildings and gives the gift shop a cozy feeling.
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In the region of the villuercas

Whoever would have thought that shepherd that in the twelfth century, erected a chapel to enthrone a virgin he found along the Guadalupe river hence the name "La Virgen de Guadalupe" Patroness of this town, your party on September 8 today I turned into this fantastic monastery. Worth visiting, and had wanted to return these lands and this time visit and more when Guadalupes generations in my family. Since 1,908 is Franciscan monastery, formerly of the jersey and this day, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. A wonderful combination of a Gothic church, with three naves, transept and cloisters of Mudejar style, where you can walk among gardens and access to the three museums where books are jewels in the era of the choir, wonderful and very well guarded large, which is prohibited photos and videos, is to understand. Precious elaborate robes and chasubles in precious stones and gold thread and silver jewelry stays in other bishops as always, difficult to assimilate this disproportionate wealth of the clergy or at least to both travelers, that despite enjoying many wonders these riches should be employed in other works, in that there is so much waterscape!! But Joya is this Black Virgin, the Virgin of Guadalupe as cedar is shown richly dressed with jewels and pearls bellisimo shawl. Beautiful place, beautiful set that gives feeling of strength, which dominates the Mudejar style as rooted in the frontier region, surrounded by valleys of olive and sheep. But before leaving Caceres Capital, as its sweet taste and rich yolk cherry liqueur Buenisimo!

En la comarca de las villuercas

Quien se lo iba a decir aquel pastor que en el S. XII , erigio una ermita para entronizar a una Virgen que encontró junto al rio Guadalupe de ahí su nombre " La Virgen de Guadalupe " patrona de esta villa , su fiesta el 8 de septiembre , hoy reconvertido en este fantástico Monasterio .

Digno de ser visitado , tenia ya ganas de volver por estas tierras y esta vez visitarle y mas cuando en mi familia hay generaciones de Guadalupes .

Desde 1.908 es monasterio franciscano , antiguamente de los jeronimos y a día de hoy , declarado Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la Unesco.

Un conjunto formado por un maravilloso templo gótico , de tres naves , crucero y sus claustros de estilo mudéjar , entre jardines por donde pasear y acceder a los tres museos , donde hay joyas en Libros de la época del coro , maravillosos muy bien custodiados y de gran tamaño , donde se prohiben las fotos y videos , es de entender .

Preciosas tunicas y casullas muy elaboradas en pedreria y con hilos de oro y plata , en otra estancias las joyas de los obispos que como siempre , cuesta asimilar esta riqueza desproporcionada del clero o por lo menos para ambas viajeras , que apesar de disfrutar de tantas maravillas , estas riquezas deberian estar empleadas en otras obras , hay tanto en que destinarlas !!!!

Pero la Joya es esta Virgen negra , la Virgen de Guadalupe pues es de madera de cedro que aparece ricamente vestida con joyas y un manton bellisimo en perlas .

Bello lugar , hermoso conjunto que da sensación de fortaleza , donde predomina el estilo mudéjar tan arraigado en la comarca extremeña , rodeada de valles de olivos y ganado ovino .

Pero antes de partir hacia Caceres capital ; como no probar sus ricos dulces de yema y su licor de cereza ¡¡ Buenisimo !!
E.Sonia Requejo Salces
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An authentic masterpiece.

Little can be said of a new site whose visit is essential and indispensable when you go to Guadalupe. This monastery is one of the most breathtaking you can find, full of detail wherever you look. All rooms without exception have items you can not miss, is a masterpiece.

Una auténtica obra maestra.

Poco se puede decir nuevo de un sitio cuya visita es esencial e indispensable cuando vas a Guadalupe.

Éste monasterio es una de las obras más sobrecogedoras que puedes encontrarte, llena de detalles en cualquier lugar donde puedes mirar.

Todas las salas sin excepción tienen elementos que no puedes perderte, es una auténtica obra maestra.
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Guadalupe is a spanish city in the pr...

Guadalupe is a Spanish city in the province of Cáceres in the autonomous community of Extremadura. If there is something remarkable and unique in this city it is the monastery. The Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe is very old, it dates from the thirteenth century. It is the most important monastery of the country and is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage. This stunning monastery impresses with its architectural beauty which is why this is one of the favorite destinations of tourists. It is an unforgettable visit to.

Guadalupe est une ville espagnole dans la province de Cáceres de la communauté autonome d’Estrémadure. S'il y a quelque chose de remarquable et d'unique dans cette ville c'est bien son monastère. Le monastère royal de Santa Maria de Guadalupe est très ancien, il date du XIIIe siècle. Il est le plus important monastère du pays et il est sur la liste de l’UNESCO du patrimoine mondial. Ce monastère époustouflant impressionne par sa grande beauté architecturale c'est pourquoi c'est l'une des destinations préférées des touristes. C'est une inoubliable visite à faire.
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One of the most beautiful monasteries.

Cracking. The village is located on the Las Villuercas, and beautiful. I recommend trying the "patatera" (a sausage made from potato, lean, fat and paprika) The monastery is really spectacular, world heritage. It is full of artistic works, such as Zurbarán. the Virgin belongs to the group of "Black Madonnas" of the twelfth century Western Europe, I guess the color is due to be carved in cedar wood. The monastery has guest quarters. A walk through the village and surrounding area is a must.

Uno de los monasterios más bonitos.

Una pasada. El pueblo, está situado en la zona de Las Villuercas, y es precioso. Recomiendo probar la "patatera" (una morcilla hecha a base de patata, magro, grasa y pimentón de la Vera) El monasterio es realmente espectacular, patrimonio de la Humanidad. Está repleto de obras artísticas, como las de Zurbarán. la Virgen pertenece al grupo de las "Vírgenes Negras" de la Europa Occidental del siglo XII, supongo que el color se debe al ser tallada en madera de cedro.
El monasterio tiene hospedería. Un paseo por el pueblo y alrededores es imprescindible.
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One morning in guadeloupe

The monastery is gorgeous on the outside but especially on the inside. The sacristy is gorgeous and the cloister. Also preserved its unique artwork, including a sculpture attributed to Michelangelo, a painting by Goya, Rubens and several works by Zurbarán. In conclusion, well worth a visit. I loved it.

Una mañana en guadalupe

El monasterio es un sitio maravilloso por fuera pero, sobre todo, por dentro. La sacristía es una preciosidad y también el claustro.
Además guarda en su interior obras de arte únicas, incluyendo una escultura atribuida a Miguel Ángel, un cuadro de Goya, varios Rubens y también obras de Zurbarán.
En conclusión, merece mucho la pena visitarlo. Me ha encantado.
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A bittersweet experience

I have a bittersweet feeling with this beautiful monastery, I must say that before going for me, for today, is the best for my taste. What's bittersweet feeling, I explain to continuation. The first time I found myself literally black virgin, was on a vacation with my small son Mrida, we are going down a hill after the roof and the majesty of such beauty, as we visited, and we encant. RET At 2 years, my wife went direct Lugo / monastery of Guadalupe, which is about inches of km, because wanted to surprise my wife, we stayed with my mouth open, but at the time of visit. Come gentlemen there in a hurry, this zone there is a baptism, not around here because there are such. That is bad very bad visit lasted 5 minutes. And that is my humble experience visiting the Black Madonna. Greetings to all.

Una experiencia agridulce

Yo tengo una sensación agridulce con este hermoso monasterio, he de decir antes de seguir que para mí, al día de hoy, es el mejor para mi gusto.
Lo del sentimiento agridulce, lo explico a continuación. La primera vez que me encontré literalmente con la virgen negra, fue en unas vacaciones por Mérida con mi hijo pequeño, nos encontramos al bajar una colina con el tejado y después con la majestuosidad de tal hermosura, lo visitamos como no, y nos encantó.
A los 2 años volví, con mi mujer fuimos directos Lugo/monasterio de Guadalupe, que son unos poquitos de km, porque quería darle una sorpresa a mi mujer, llegamos se quedo con la boca abierta, pero a la hora de visitarlo. Venga señores que hay prisa, esta zona no que hay un bautizo, por aquí tampoco por que hay tal. Es decir mal muy mal la visita duró 5 minutos. Y eso es mi humilde experiencia visitando la virgen negra. Un saludo a todos.
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Trip with my family to parador de guadalupe

An unforgettable trip to Extremadura. Our first stop was the second Guadalupe and Trujillo. We visited Cáceres, Plasencia, Monfragüe National Park, etc.. The experience of seeing the pastures of Extremadura is amazing. An unforgettable trip to Extremadura. Our first stop was the second Guadalupe and Trujillo. We visited Cáceres, Plasencia, Monfragüe National Park, etc.. The experience of seeing the pastures of Extremadura is amazing.

Viaje con mi familia al parador de guadalupe

Un viaje inolvidable a Extremadura. Nuestra primera parada fue Guadalupe y la segunda Trujillo. Visitamos Cáceres, Plasencia, Parque Nacional de Monfragüe, etc. La experiencia de contemplar las dehesas extremeñas es alucinante.
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Seen from the sky

Here's Guadalupe seen from heaven on a warm summer morning. Great place to have a great family day out.

Visto desde los cielos

Así es Guadalupe visto desde los cielos, en una calurosa mañana de verano.
Un gran lugar para pasar un buen día en familia.
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Guadalupe monastery

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The imperative of guadalupe.

If one reaches the town of Guadalupe, you can not miss this fantastic monastery. You have to cross it (has guided tours) and then, if time permits, sit on a terrace on the square to admire quietly out.

El imprescindible de guadalupe.

Si uno llega a la ciudad de Guadalupe, no puede dejar de ver este fantástico Monasterio. Hay que recorrerlo (tiene visitas guiadas) y luego, si el tiempo lo permite, sentarse en una terraza en la plaza para admirarlo tranquilamente por fuera.
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Information about Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe

Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe Phone Number
+34 927 367 000
+34 927 367 000
Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe Address
Plaza Su Majestad Juan Carlos I
Plaza Su Majestad Juan Carlos I
Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe Website
http://www.monasterioguadalupe.com/
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