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Santa María de Irache Monastery

  • Monastery of Santa María de Irache. Navarre © Turespaña

    Monastery of Santa María de Irache. Navarre © Turespaña

  

Category

Monasteries and seminaries

Date

Siglo XI

Style

Cistercian
31209 Irache, Ayegui-Aiegi
Navarre

Near the town of Estella, the Benedictine monastery, of Mozarab origin, prosperous in the 11th century, after García de Nájera converted it into a Pilgrim's hospital given its proximity to the Road to Santiago de Compostela.In the 12th century the church with a Romanesque sanctuary and Cistercian body was built and thereafter the Plateresque cloister in the 16th century, according to Martín de Oyarzábal's design. In 1615 the University was founded, then later a blood hospital and religious school.Today it is in the process of being turned into the Ethnology of Navarre.

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Timetables

 

Apr 01 to Oct 31

Wednesday to Sunday

10:00 AM to 1:15 PM

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Closing days: Monday and Tuesday

 

Nov 01 to Mar 31

Wednesday to Sunday

10:00 AM to 1:15 PM

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Closing days: Monday and Tuesday

 

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Free admission

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