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Monastery of San Juan de la Pena

Calle Unica, s/n, 22711 Jaca San Juan de la Pena, Spain
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A treasure for Nature, Trekking & Hiking Lovers

The Monastery of San Juan de la Peña and surroundings is worth the detour if you are in the area or... read more

Reviewed January 31, 2017
FoodExciters
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Barcelona, Spain
Stunning site, well worth a detour

We visited here whilst staying in Huesca, and although it is a quite a long drive, it is most... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2016
Ian14_11
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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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Jan 31, 2017
“A treasure for Nature, Trekking & Hiking Lovers”
Aug 22, 2016
“Stunning site, well worth a detour”
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Calle Unica, s/n, 22711 Jaca San Juan de la Pena, Spain
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Reviewed January 31, 2017

The Monastery of San Juan de la Peña and surroundings is worth the detour if you are in the area or a visit on its own. From Jaca you can make it in 40 minutes and from Huesca in around 1 hour. The visit will...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2016

We visited here whilst staying in Huesca, and although it is a quite a long drive, it is most definitely worth it. There are two monasteries - the "new" one (17th century) and the old one from the 10th and 11th centuries. We started with...More

Thank Ian14_11
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

The monastery is one of Spain's jewels. It should not be missed! My advice, however, is to take a picnic lunch or plan your visit so you eat elsewhere. We waited almost 20 min. to be waited on in the restaurant, only to hear that...More

Thank Lori A
Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

This site consists of two monasteries; the old one, which is the famous ruin built into the rock; and the "new" one, which is the large monastery and conference centre. If you come here by car, the car park is at the top of the...More

1  Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed January 4, 2016

We only visited the old monastery and for us it was one of the highlights of northern spain. Because of the building and the location.

2  Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed July 31, 2015

After visiting the old monastery, this one seemed less interesting. It has been restored with plaster figures of the monks, visible beneath a glass floor. It strives to be factually accurate.

Thank mioSaltLakeCity
Reviewed July 31, 2015

We visited the old Monastery of San Juan de la Pena under the auspices of Hike Pyrenees. It was a rainy day so we were taken sight-seeing instead of hiking in the pouring rain. To stand on the 10th century stones of this monastery, reading...More

2  Thank mioSaltLakeCity
Reviewed July 27, 2015

When going down hill again I realized there is the old monastery built in the rocks on the side of the road. I have been to the monastery on the hill which has a very interesting museum and congress center. The museum has the daily...More

Thank SeimenBurum
Reviewed July 3, 2015

We stumbled onto Monastery of San Juan de la Pena while taking a camping trip around Aragon, Spain. It could have been any broken down monastery but was beautifully restored with ample parking at the top and museum quality inside. We arrived at closing so...More

Thank VaranasiWalks
Reviewed August 20, 2014

First of all, the place is very interesting and the architecture (basically a hermit's cave turned into a huge monastery over the centuries) is certainly fascinating. It all came to an end in1836, when the Spanish government seized all monastic and most Church properties (and...More

Thank IsabelStA
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