Monasterio de Iranzu, Abarzuza

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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  • Don't like churches, but we appreciated the visit is a site that it conveys peace and if t like architecture will enjoy
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  • Sometimes you realize you know sites 10,000 kms from your House, and do not know jewelry that are an hour. Motera path with friends we arrived from Donostia in the monastery of iranzu. Beautiful site in the middle of the field, with beautiful cloister where one breathes peace and tranquility. Great tour, with a bath in Artavia in the Urederra clean and Crystal River, in Spanish, beautiful water for framing. After 260 kms of route back to Donostia
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  • Exudes peace and tranquility. The cloister is a marvel. The steps in the area are a huge attraction for approaching Iranzu. In the cafeteria a txistorra pintxo and a code will help you regain strength after the walk.
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  • It's nice enough , infrastructure is great
  • Beautiful monastery conserved in perfect condition. It has a trail for walking or cycling. Place prepared for barbecue and picnic area. Entertainment or nature to spend half a day. Recommended 100%.
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  • A surprise was the discovery of this monastery. I was unaware of the existence of the same and the monastic order that inhabits it; Teatinos.
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  • Wonderful Cistercian Monastery in a setting of mountains and forests. Starts the visit in an austere cloister from where you can access the medieval kitchen with a large fireplace and a sample of then Accessories; the Church of Santa Maria, unadorned, large and cold (that he is appreciated much with the heat making out), but imposing; to the Chapter House where gathered for the Organization of the monastery monks; cells of punishment and a hexagonal basin. A door gives abroad to gain access to the Hermitage of San Andrés. At the exit there is a shop with souvenirs and typical food. Outside of the monastery there are crowded picnic areas.
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  • Natural and quiet environment
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