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Monasterio de Leyre

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Address: 31410 Yesa, Spain
Phone Number: 948 884 150
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Gregorian chant

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2014
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Biarritz, France
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322 reviews 322 reviews
60 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 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.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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148 reviews 148 reviews
62 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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103 reviews 103 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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