Museo Castillo De Javier, Javier

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Rising atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the frontier with Aragon, Museo Castillo De Javier offers spectacular views of Navarre's famously green hills and forests. The castle dates back to the tenth century, and is well-known among locals as the birthplace of St. Francis Xavier, the patron saint of Navarre. The castle is also home to a large number of 15th- to 20th-century Spanish paintings, as well as a collection of 19th-century Japanese kakemonos collected by the saint during his missions in Japan. Don't miss the 14th century Christ figure in the chapel of the Torre del Santo Cristo which, according to legend, bled when St. Francis Xavier was taking his last breaths in China. If you happen to be visiting in early March, note that the castle is the site of a major pilgrimage around this time in honour of its patron saint. Add Museo Castillo De Javier and other attractions to your Javier trip itinerary using our Javier online trip builder .
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  • Its history linked to the birth of the Jesuit Saint. It has a very photogenic exterior view and easy parking, grateful that travel. It falls short of explanation the walk-through, perhaps by giving more data than Javier de history of the Castle and his time
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  • Very well stated both if you're coming by highway and by regional, surprised more than Leyre. First, it has a large car park and the place is ready yet, since tourist information, hotel, restaurant etc. The castle is tiny but very cool, worth a visit it.
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  • Impressive from the outside, but you could get much more out of the visit. Only explains life deSanJavier l, without stand for nothing at the time or explain details of the rooms of the Castle, his battles. The interest of its walk-through is only religious. Despite everything, very well preserved!
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  • Nice castle with a must to see museum with lots of things related to the life of St Francisco Javier. Great!
  • Beautiful location with a well restored castle and chapel. A bit weak on historical details in interpretation.
  • Castle of St.Francis Xavier , Renovated castle dating back to 1500.. Adjoining forest and gardens
  • Amazingly well kept, exhibition really impressive
  • Beautiful views, historical place.
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