Monasterio de la Oliva, Carcastillo

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  • building built between 12 e and 14th century. Very peaceful, beautiful. worth the detour we did. However lack of explanation if you do not know too the life in the monastery. However it was November 1, holiday, the shop was closed and not guide. Maybe the other days, it is possible to receive more information. the tour is done in less than an hour, however you can stop meditating in the garden or the cloister which are really peaceful.
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  • Very nice surprise to stumble upon this monastery. Everything has been said in previous reviews, I hate to be repetitive. Attention it is closed between 12 and 16 hours. If like me you enter during this break (the doors were open) you might get "yelled at". 1 euro to illuminate the Interior of the Church. Too bad the system no longer works!
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  • The Cistercian Monastery, said that the first founded in the peninsula. The cloister is wonderful. There is part of the monastery in ruins, but it still has its charm. We really liked the Church, do not fail to see it.
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  • Close to the town of Carcastillo monastery. A haven of peace. The only penalty is that we did not see the church because closes it at 12:30 for the rest of the monks.
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  • Facade of the Church the monumental facade of the Church of the monastery of la Oliva is the result of the edition of different elements in others so many times that range from the thirteenth century until the 17TH. It is organised in three big bodies, the sides corresponding to the aisles with large rosettes practiced to 1300 and the great facing central in the form of large targeted nichal which shelters a Gothic cover datable to 1300. The latter has the typical flare structure slightly pointed archivolts baquetonadas. In the auction of the jambs are the figures of two Abbots, one with the cross of Calatrava that could be identified with the first representations of the founder of the military order of Calatrava, San Raimundo de Fitero. The only large tympanum appears the Crismon with the Agnus Dei. The whole changed completely from appearance when between 1639 and 1640 the French maestro Juan de Treu raised the current Crest with large prismatic Tower. Its galleries are covered by cross vaults, with curved ribs joined by decorated keys. Also attached to the Church, is the Abbey Palace, built in the 16th and was renovated in the 18th. Front of the apse of the Church and in a place today used as Garden of the monastery, we find the San Jesus, the oldest part of all the monastery chapel. Chapterhouse the Chapterhouse in the Cistercian monasteries had to be spacious enough to accommodate all the monks. There they met under the abbatial presence after the mass in the morning, sitting on the bench run rigorous order of seniority. It was the place of the Affairs of the Government of the monastery. Also in the chapter the monks made confession of their sins and denounced those of siblings without citing their names. This example of the olive is the typical of the monasteries bernardos and very similar to the one of the scale Dei abadia-madre. It's a stay slightly rectangular, divided into three sections by four free-standing columns. Vault covers keep close relationship with others of the same monastery church. Chapterhouse cloister of the monastery monasteries and convents Navarre have cloisters of different styles and periods in lathe which are the Church, the Chapter House, refectory, kitchen... The olive belongs to the Gothic style, his works, began in the mid-16th century to conclude at the dawn of the 16th century, being the Abbot don Pedro de Eraso (1468-1502). In the annals of the Pope Urbano, speaking of this prelate, he erroneously awarded almost all covers, says: (...) so that everyone can have a memory of the author of this benefit, many coats of arms with the arms of the Lord Abbot are put on top of these vaults What are two wolves.
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  • The solid walls of the monastery of La Oliva have centuries of history and art: an oasis of peace and tranquility. La Oliva, one of three monasteries which are preserved in the South of Navarre, is the current abode of 26 Cistercian monks who can be seen, dressed in white robes, walking and praying for the cloister of the monastery. Its broad church, which is one of the most genuine examples of Cistercian art in Spain, the Gothic cloister, the Chapterhouse and the chapel of San Jesus Christ will find you the artistic importance of this monastery, built in the 12th and 13th centuries, in which it is easy to spend hours in quiet and standing meditation. Your visit will allow you to discover the value of silence, but also the sound of the liturgies Sung daily by the monks in vernacular language and the ancient cellar in which the monks continue making his own wines. Two kilometres from Carcastillo, on the banks of the river Aragon and in the middle of a concourse without just vegetation, stands the complex of medieval buildings that form the Cistercian Monastery of La Oliva. Its name has a lot of legend since, according to the popular tradition, a Navarrese King, in his fight against the Arabs, he was injured and was to die at the foot of a wild olive tree. The monastery of La Oliva, founded in 1149 by the Cistercian order was built in the place of the Wild olive tree. After centuries of splendour in the middle ages, the war of independence and the confiscation left the monastery in ruins and abandoned until it was restored in the 20th century, and restored the monastic life. When you reach the Esplanade of the monastery, we are faced with a monumental set of great simplicity. The entrance is under a deep pointed arch whose sides are preserved remains of the old wall of the 12th century and, at the top, the abbatial Palace. By passing this entry, you will discover a comprehensive set consisting of several buildings grouped around the cloister and open courtyards.
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  • Wonderful cloister; you walk by him and by the rest of the monastery and enjoy a tremendous peace and tranquility.
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  • Peace, tranquility and beauty. Great cloister
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