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Monasterio de Leyre

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Address: 31410 Yesa, Spain
Phone Number: 948 884 150
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Romanesque wonder

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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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.

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Biarritz, France
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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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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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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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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 

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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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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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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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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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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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Address: 31410 Yesa, Spain
Phone Number: 948 884 150
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Navarra  >  Yesa

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