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Monasterio de Santa Maria La Real

Plaza de Santa Maria, 26300 Najera, Spain
+34 941 36 10 83
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An absolute must do!

The monastery provides a guide and n English, so it’s easy to understand what is displayed. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sten S
via mobile
A highlight of my trip (and I saw dozens of religious buildings).

The extent of the architecture, the artwork, the pantheon and the cave where the Virgin is are well... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
Scott W
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South Miami, Florida
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Plaza de Santa Maria, 26300 Najera, Spain
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+34 941 36 10 83
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The monastery provides a guide and n English, so it’s easy to understand what is displayed. The whole place is such a beautiful and lovely place so it’s something that should not be left out when visiting the Rioja area.

Thank Sten S
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

The extent of the architecture, the artwork, the pantheon and the cave where the Virgin is are well worth the visit. You could spend more time but an hour should be enough.

Thank Scott W
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

I really liked the building and the cloisters were very peaceful. I can appreciate that the church is beautiful inside, but I mostly find soooo much gold decoration way over the top. It was beautiful and definitely worth a visit.

Thank Jeannie2207
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Building here was started in 1432. Well restored by Franciscans. It has a sumptuous altar. The legend is that a king, out hunting, found a cave with a carving of the Virgin Mary. The monastery was built to house the statue, and the church was...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

We were in Nayera and we went and see the Francescano Monastero that cost only 4 euro. It is a wonderful building. You get the feeling to go back in time in another era.

Thank Adriana B
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

It had just stopped raining on a dreary sort of spring day, enough so that there was some sun to make the cloister a special place. This monastery is well-preserved and definitely worth the time to have a look. It is a find!

Thank LaViajera007
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

Its a pity its been rebuilt of over the ages as it could tell a story or two. The cloister and the royal staircase were the most interesting, the rest was ok. Built into a cliff as ou can see on the visit.

Thank Matthew P
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

Well worth visiting, astounding example of gothic, plateresco and baroque styles. Historical and artistic interest.

Thank Over60guest
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful monastery. Incredibly well preserved. It is with the 4 euros to go for a visit. Very unique because it's cut into the side of a mountain.

Thank Marilyn H
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This monastery is absolutely beautiful where you can enjoy the detailed architecture. It is a place not to be missed if you visit Nahera. They close at 7 pm and it costs 4 euros per person. A must visit place!

Thank AbejaMaya2014
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