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
  • 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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