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A must see in Najera

Very modest entry fee €4 but worth every cent. The tombs are fascinating and the opulent altar... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2018
Nairn, United Kingdom
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Great monastery

The Monastery de Santa Maria is really worth the visit. The inside is very beautiful as well as the... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2018
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Plaza de Santa Maria, 26300 Najera, Spain
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Reviewed August 8, 2014

When we planned our Basque Country trip I came across Najera being the town of the ruling dynasty and saw the picture of the monastery. That was enough to incorporate it into the itinerary. Najera has a beautiful old city and the monastery was absolutely...More

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Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Very modest entry fee €4 but worth every cent. The tombs are fascinating and the opulent altar pieces contrast with the quiet cloisters.

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Reviewed July 30, 2018

The Monastery de Santa Maria is really worth the visit. The inside is very beautiful as well as the church nearby.

Thank leonardo_1964
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

The monastery provides a guide and n English, so it’s easy to understand what is displayed. The whole place is such a beautiful and lovely place so it’s something that should not be left out when visiting the Rioja area.

Thank Sten S
Reviewed May 24, 2018

The extent of the architecture, the artwork, the pantheon and the cave where the Virgin is are well worth the visit. You could spend more time but an hour should be enough.

Thank Scott W
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

I really liked the building and the cloisters were very peaceful. I can appreciate that the church is beautiful inside, but I mostly find soooo much gold decoration way over the top. It was beautiful and definitely worth a visit.

Thank Jeannie2207
Reviewed December 3, 2017

Building here was started in 1432. Well restored by Franciscans. It has a sumptuous altar. The legend is that a king, out hunting, found a cave with a carving of the Virgin Mary. The monastery was built to house the statue, and the church was...More

Thank John M
Reviewed December 1, 2017

We were in Nayera and we went and see the Francescano Monastero that cost only 4 euro. It is a wonderful building. You get the feeling to go back in time in another era.

Thank Adriana B
Reviewed July 17, 2017

It had just stopped raining on a dreary sort of spring day, enough so that there was some sun to make the cloister a special place. This monastery is well-preserved and definitely worth the time to have a look. It is a find!

Thank LaViajera007
Reviewed July 4, 2017

Its a pity its been rebuilt of over the ages as it could tell a story or two. The cloister and the royal staircase were the most interesting, the rest was ok. Built into a cliff as ou can see on the visit.

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed June 1, 2017

Well worth visiting, astounding example of gothic, plateresco and baroque styles. Historical and artistic interest.

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