Monasterio de Iranzu, Abarzuza

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The Monastery of Royal Saint Mary of Iranzu is a Roman Catholic monastery located in Abárzuza, Navarre, Spain. It was founded by Pedro de Artajona in the late 12th century, being Artajona's place of burial upon his death in 1193. The Cistercian Order had a large part in its building throughout the 12th century. It was dissolved in 1839 and confiscated by the State. It was abandoned and became ruinous until 1942, when the Provincial Government of Navarre refurbished it. One year after, a Theatine Fathers community was established there. The Cistercian-style church was built during 12th century. The cloister is partly Cistercian (12th century) and partly Gothic (13-14th centuries). Additional minor Renaissance parts were added during 17th century.
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  • Located in a wonderful spot and more in autumn, with a road accompanied by trees. If I am not mistaken it is a 12th century Cistercian Monastery. What most caught my attention was the kitchen. Also the cloister which preserved in perfect condition the Lavatorium (where the monks washed are the hands before eating). The restoration of the monastery is well led. Highly recommended visit. The entry is €2.50, discount for seniors and children. It is worth paying it, to contribute to its maintenance.
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  • The place is nice and quiet. It gives a great calm and landscape helps a lot. Not recommend for anything the bar of the monastery. A service very but very unfriendly.
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  • It is a very nice and quiet place, outside of the monastery there are picnic area and places to walk. There is also room for making trial bike
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  • It's nice enough , infrastructure is great
  • Felt me fantastic. For its landscape and architecture. Very good restoration
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  • A very esoecial place. Cistercian Romanesque extraordinary. Natural park of Urbasa and Andia
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  • Extraordinary place, quiet, full of peace, to live a few days in contact with nature and serenity. The friars who lead very cosy monastery, followers of San Cayetano, helpful at all.
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  • Cistercian Monastery of the 12th, 13th and 14th centuries. It was in activity until the confiscation of Mendizábal. Then it became a real ruin to the reconstrucccion at the beginning of the forties of the last century. Currently run by teatinos monks. The Church, the kitchen, the Chapterhouse and a first Romanesque chapel dedicated to San Adrián is preserved.
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