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Museo Castillo De Javier, Javier

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Castle Tourist Spot
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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  • This monastery/castle contains many religious artefacts and has been well laid out so that you can follow the history of the place. I personally felt it was a bit over preserved and it did not rank in...  more »
  • The work done in Javier is impressive! Everything you need to be able to visit this place in the best condition have been done: restaurants of different ranges, free parking, indoor and outdoor tables...  more »
  • The castle looks good from a distance but up closer it is a bit disappointing as it has been renovated a bit "Disney" style, but it is certainly worth a visit. The main claim to fame of the area is th...  more »
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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