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Royal Collegiate Church of Roncesvalles

  • Main façade of the royal collegiate church of Roncesvalles. Navarre © Turespaña

    Main façade of the royal collegiate church of Roncesvalles. Navarre © Turespaña

  

Category

Collegiate church

Date

Siglo XIII

Style

Gothic
Calle Única s/n
31650 Roncesvalles
Navarre

Telephone+34 948790480

Fax+34 948790450

Websitehttp://www.roncesvalles.es

The Royal Collegiate Church of Roncesvalles was built in the French Gothic style, in imitation of the cathedral of Nôtre Dame in Paris.

King Sancho VII built this church in the 13th century as part of the hospital’s facilities in Roncesvalles; its purpose was to provide succour to pilgrims on the Way of Saint James after crossing the Pyrenees. Highlights include the cloister, the chapel of San Agustín, the chapel of Santiago and the crypt, consisting of a straight section of barrel vault and a pentagonal apse. The walls and vaults are covered in mural paintings dating from the 13th century. The art treasures of the Royal collegiate church are housed in a museum in one of the rooms in the church, and include a particularly interesting collection of precious metalwork, exhibited in six display cases. Also outstanding is a chess set belonging to the Emperor Charlemagne, a Renaissance silver chest and a silver-plated wooden statue of the Virgin and Child. There is also a selection of paintings, books and sculptures.

Practical information

Timetables

 

Apr 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 31

Monday to Sunday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

 

Dec 09 to Feb 13

Monday to Sunday

10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Closing days: Wednesday

 

The guided tour includes Monumental: Cloister, Museum, Silo of Charlemagne and Church of Santiago.

Closed January, 24 September and 25 December.

Rates

 

General: €4,30

Reduced: €3,65

Children: €2,50

(6 to 12 years)

Free admission

for children under 6

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Calendar

Church of Santiago. Orreaga-Roncesvalles © Turespaña

Aug 15

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