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San Juan de la Peña Monastery

  • View from the interior of the Romanesque style cloister. San Juan de la Peña Monastery © Turespaña

    View from the interior of the Romanesque style cloister. San Juan de la Peña Monastery © Turespaña

  

Category

Monasteries and seminaries

Date

17th century, 10th century

Style

Romanesque
Carretera A-1603 s/n
22711 Jaca
Huesca, Aragon
Huesca

Telephone+34 974355119

Fax+34 974355089

E-mailmonasteriosanjuan@aragon.es

Websitehttp://www.monasteriosanjuan.com

History behind walls

The monastery consists of two buildings, the New Monastery, dating from the 17th century, in the Baroque style, and the Old Monastery, from the 10th century, in the Romanesque style.

It has its origins in a hermitage church built where the monastery was constructed in the 10th century, with what is known as the Mozarab style Lower Church being built first, and consecrated in 920. Sancho el Mayor of Navarre founded a new centre in the year 1025. A new Romanesque style church was built. In the 15th century the chapel of San Victorián was built and, in the 17th century, following a fire, the monastery had to be rebuilt, this time adopting the Baroque style. However, the most important is the marvellous Romanesque Cloister that attracts the visitors.

Practical information

Timetables

 

Mar 16 to May 31

Monday to Sunday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

3:30 PM to 7:00 PM

 

Jun 01 to Aug 31

Monday to Sunday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

Sep 01 to Oct 31

Monday to Sunday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

3:30 PM to 7:00 PM

 

Nov 01 to Mar 15

Sunday to Friday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Saturday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Rates

 

General: €7

Reduced: €6

Children: €4,50

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