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A beautiful castle in a lovely landscape

The castle is very impressive from the outside and extremely interesting if you are keen to know... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2018
Paris, France
Impressive castle

We drove here after seeing it recommended in a guide book. Simple enough to find (albeit after... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2017
Pudsey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

A long way of the path but worth a trip to see it close up from outside but very disappointed with inside.only takes about 20 mins to see all.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

We arrived in time for the 1.00 pm Mass which is in the church attached to the castle. This Mass is just for visitors and there was just us and another couple. The priest asked for a reader (the other couple obliged) and obviously took...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 16, 2018

The castle is very impressive from the outside and extremely interesting if you are keen to know more about Saint Javier, however, internally it has been over restored and has lost something of its atmosphere. It is well worth a visit though. There is also...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

We drove here after seeing it recommended in a guide book. Simple enough to find (albeit after driving on a windy and steep road), with plenty of free parking. The castle is impressively preserved, and was interesting to walk round. There's also an attached church,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

This monastery/castle contains many religious artefacts and has been well laid out so that you can follow the history of the place. I personally felt it was a bit over preserved and it did not rank in the same league as Veruela or de Piedra...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed May 21, 2017

The work done in Javier is impressive! Everything you need to be able to visit this place in the best condition have been done: restaurants of different ranges, free parking, indoor and outdoor tables for picnic, free bathrooms etc. The castel and the buildings around...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed September 26, 2016

The castle looks good from a distance but up closer it is a bit disappointing as it has been renovated a bit "Disney" style, but it is certainly worth a visit. The main claim to fame of the area is the birth place of Francis...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Nick T
Reviewed September 3, 2016

Surrounded by mountains there is this castle in the west of Navarre's Kingdom in Spain, a beautiful place to visit, in a nice quiet town, with really nice place to enjoy good food! One of those places you should visit at least once in life...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Wine1Tapas
Reviewed August 16, 2016

We never went inside - maybe for more religious visitors than us. The castle looked newly restored, and from the photos inside our hotel, Xabier, we could see this had once been a wonderful place of life and farming. There are portraits with sheep and...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Ann-Christine P
Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

This was the second time we visited this reconstructed castle/museum in three years, so were perhaps less attentative this time than the last. One of us being an historian, however, presented several opportunities to expand on the narrative of the Princely family and its Sainted...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Bruce T
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