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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. 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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  • Very nice surprise - actually following the landscaping assumed that visits in the summer should be important. In March the place is quiet and pleasant visit. The visit to the Museum retraces the history of St. Francis Xavier (in Spanish Francisco Javier), the use of small scene tells his story.
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  • I liked the place. The castle is of story and very quiet place. The downside I can find is the visit of the Interior of the Castle, to my I liked, because it tells the story of St. Xavier in a very pleasant way, but if you don't like the story and read posters, I do not recommend it you visiting him inside, but be sure to hacercarte to the place.
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  • The castle is beautiful on the outside, on the inside there are rooms with paintings, documents, coins... and many objects of the legacy of Javier. Worth paying a little more for the visit with audio guide (at your own pace, but so you hear many things). Next to the castle there is a basilica, more late but interesting. The entry here is free.
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  • Very beautiful and quiet place
  • Put this one on your list if you're visiting the area!
  • Breathtaking
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  • Nice Castle to visit. Well maintained.
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