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Monasterio de Leyre, Yesa

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A gorgeous monastery that overlooks a blue-green lake, Monasterio de Leyre offers an unforgettable tour of religion and history. The architecture itself is a marvel. Check out the 11th-century crypt, as well as the Romanesque portico from the 12th century. You can even immerse yourself in the daily life in this monastery. Listen to the Gregorian chants and meditations of the monks. Guides typically speak Spanish, but you can request English brochures at the entrance. Make Monasterio de Leyre part of your personalized Yesa itinerary using our Yesa tour itinerary planning website .
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  • With excellent views of the reservoir of Yesa (Aragon), protected protected by the Sierra de Leyre or wandering and surrounded by nature, this important monastic complex receives numerous visitors every day. The famous casket of Leyre, that is - permanently - at the Museum of Navarra (Pamplona), is a work of art. We arrived rather late and it had come out the last guided tour. Thanks to 2 priests who we met there, we were able to visit the Romanesque crypt, a real gem. It is unique because of its size and its huge capitals. Then we went to mass with Gregorian chant, which was held at 19:00 and we contemplate the great Romanesque Portico of the Church. Essential.
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  • The monastery is surrounded by a garden that invites you to rest. The visit without a guide eran3€ and with Guide € 3.50. Recommended the guided as they tell you the history of the crypt and Church (only that is closed to the public in both cases)
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  • Built in the 11th century is situated in beautiful surroundings with views of the reservoir and nearby mountains. To highlight the crypt and the doorway. The monastery can be visited for free or with a guided tour, but for 3.50 euros the last option is worth.
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  • Magic place. Worth visiting. For all the crypta with the pillar!
  • Great view, nice people, impressive monument. I miss it.
  • Beautiful monastery, hidden between the Sierra de Leire. Parking is ample and free. There are several tours to do, if you like walks in the open air. There are bar, restaurant and hotel.
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  • We had intended to visit the monastery (that is currently still active with monks from closing) on our own, but after 15' began a guided visit and there was only a difference of €0.50 (which is waaaaay worthwhile) and became that he still liked us much more. Tickets are purchased at the store. Our guide was Raquel and did so spectacularly well. Note that what makes and transmits it likes. During the visit, will visit façade, the catacombs, the Church and courtyard. Sure that you like!
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  • The guided visit to the crypt and the highly recommended Church to learn about the origin and evolution of this monastery of more than 1000 years of history. The knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic Guide. The crypt of the 11th century transported to a very ancient time. Both the shop and the bar make the best visit.
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