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Monasterio de Leyre

31410 Yesa, Spain
948 884 150
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Yesa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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108 reviews 108 reviews
31 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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

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Stafford
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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.

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Victoria, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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

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8 attraction reviews
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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

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Vitoria
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 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.

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Shanghai, China
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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.

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Lakeland, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Spent time visit this place and well worth seeing from historical point of view. Great place to take lunch for a day trip.

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Barcelona, Spain
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

The monastery is impressive, and so it's its location and history. We visited it on a very windy evening and it was very uncomfortable, the wind nearly knocked me down. I didn't like that the guided tour was with a large group of visitors, you couldn't hear the guide, and she sounded like a parrot repeating a too boring for... More

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logroño
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

the place were it stands is fantastic the buildings well old tradicionall like sow many over here.

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Valencia, Spain
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

You can stay for hours watching the landscape surrounding the monastery. And whole days admiring the architectural

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