A pilgrims' hospice, university, military hospital, religious college and, in the future, a Parador
. These are the different functions that the Monastery of Iratxe has performed down the years, which have turned it into one of the most important monumental complexes in Navarre
Its location, on the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago
de Compostela near Estella-Lizarra
, has made it an obligatory stopping-place for pilgrims and friends of the Pilgrim's Way, who you will see during your visit to this monastery that the Benedictines started building in the second half of the 11th century on top of another older one from the 8th century.
A tour of the Romanesque church (12th century), the Plateresque cloister, the Herrerian-style tower and other sections built between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries will give you an insight to the history of this monumental construction, which has been uninhabited since 1985.
Built in the shelter of the mountain of Montejurra in Ayegui, just two kilometres from Estella-Lizarra and surrounded by vineyards, the Monastery of Iratxe initially appears to visitors as an immense mass of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque buildings It was the first pilgrims' hospice in Navarre (the Orreaga/Roncesvalles hospice was not built until a century later) and it was ... [+ info]
De otoño 2016:
- Del 21 de septiembre al 13 de noviembre: de miércoles a domingo, de 10:00 a 13:15 y de 16:00 a 19:00 (a 18:00 a partir del 1 de noviembre). Lunes y martes, cerrado (incluidos festivos).
- Del 14 de noviembre al 15 de enero del 2017: el monasterio permanecerá cerrado.
Description: recorrido interpretado por la iglesia románica, el claustro plateresco y otras dependencias.
Price of the visit: consultar.
Service provider: Navark (948 553 954 - 948 550 070)
Opening hours - Todo el año: concertar con antelación.
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