Museo Castillo De Javier, Javier

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#4 of 19 in Historic Sites in Navarra
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. Put Museo Castillo De Javier into our Javier vacation trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Javier.
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  • August 20, 2017
    A few km from the national, place charming walks, paysages in the area, Castle is very careful, the entrance is narrowly economic, more a guided tour option.
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  • August 19, 2017
    The visit to the castle of Javier is, mostly, a tour of the Museum located in various branches of the same, dedicated to the figure of the priest Francisco Javier, patron of Navarre. Okay in terms of the number of exhibits (mostly pictures and various models that recreate crucial moments in the life of this religious) but as a visitor expect to have access to other agencies that are in other castles.
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  • August 19, 2017
    It is a very nice castle on the outside and its surroundings. The interior is very remodeling and primarily works related to the Holy painting. Maybe with a guided tour might be more interesting
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  • Castle of St.Francis Xavier , Renovated castle dating back to 1500.. Adjoining forest and gardens
  • Best little castle in Spain.
  • Very beautiful and quiet place
  • Put this one on your list if you're visiting the area!
  • Breathtaking

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