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Monasterio de Leyre

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Address: 31410 Yesa, Spain
Phone Number: 948 884 150
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A beautiful place and great food for a good price. We had a very friendly waitress. The room was quite hot and there was no air conditioning. The shower was a bit awkward but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Vancouver, Canada
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Puerto Rico
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139 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This was an optional tour on our trip, it was worth it. Historical and religious place. Working abbey of Benedictian Friars. This is part of the road of Santigo, leading to Santiago de Compostela. Solemn and peacefull atmosphere.

Thank George B
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A beautiful place and great food for a good price. We had a very friendly waitress. The room was quite hot and there was no air conditioning. The shower was a bit awkward but there was lots of hot water. We'd recommend it.

Thank janenesmith2
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Architecture great. Get there for 7pm in summer and you can hear the monks chanting their Gregorian chants.

Thank Aitku
Biarritz, France
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330 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Nice old building with great views. We were clearly there in peak low season so it was very quiet and some of the areas were closed to visitors. The monks chanting was interesting but very little information around.

Thank BiarritzTaxi
Corpus Christi, Texas
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191 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We drove a little over an hour to hear the monks do a Gregorian chant mass. Actually, we were not exactly sure what it was going to be. A brother appeared at a door looked out and motioned us to follow him into a lovely chapel(I think construction kept us from being in the church, but I am not sure.... More 

Thank sandra s
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

O.K. if you are into history and religion, but rather an unimpressive building with not much to see inside.

Thank fenunkinoodlenut
Victoria, Canada
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55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This Romanesque/Gothic monastery is one of the oldest extant in Spain and was the burial place of the 9th century kings of Navarre. The photogenic11th century crypt is complete, though with a later vaulted ceiling. The young lady taking the low entrance fees was most helpfulm making sure we understood how to get into the church and turn on the... More 

2 Thank Bob2885
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123 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here one night in April. It is a beautiful building that overlooks lake Yesa which is a gorgeous blue-green. The church attached to the monastery is worth a visit. You can hear the monks doing the Gregorian chants in the evening at about 7. There is also a crypt where you pay a small fee to visit. It... More 

2 Thank Mrsfootloose
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

A great place to visit. Please if you can do not miss the choir. It's very close to Pamplona: the place itself as the location worth a visit.

1 Thank JORGE B
Shanghai, China
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69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This is a place out of the ordinary that is worth a visit and a definite stop for everyone who is interested in ecclesiastical architectural.

Thank kodix

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