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Monastero di Roncisvalle

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Address: Orreaga-Roncesvalles, Spain
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We enjoyed visiting the cloister here, and the fine tombs. In particular, see the tomb on Sancho VII, which is particularly impressive. Worth paying the admission charge.

Reviewed 24 October 2015
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This church bless the pilgrim that is doing the French Trail of Santiago de Compostela but I, together with some who attended the mas, had a nice tour headed by the priest inside the Monastery. It is very beautiful and I recommend this chance to have the visit. Maybe it 's good to ask the priest if he could do... More 

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Interesting complex of monastery buildings on the top of the mountain, with some historical connection to Roland. There is a hotel and a hostel. The church is worth walking into, and you can go down into the old chapel underneath the current building. There is a museum and shop where you can buy sheep milk cheese. Also note the horses... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

We enjoyed visiting the cloister here, and the fine tombs. In particular, see the tomb on Sancho VII, which is particularly impressive. Worth paying the admission charge.

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Staunton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

You might want to consider starting your Camino in Roncesvalles, Spain. If you start here instead of pushing through the most difficult climb of the journey, you will find yourself ahead of the game with no injuries. At any rate, you will be staying here on the journey, and most likely, like the rest of us, will remember Roncesvalles with... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Roncesvalles is a very small place. The monastery is a great place to see and visit. It's well located (right in front of the Roncesvalles Hotel).

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puerto rico
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

Started our Camino de Santiago journey from Saint Jean...took us two days to cross the Pirenees...and what an experience it was!!!! Somehow what you think you dont have in you to do....you find a way. So after that long , difficult but gorgeous hike we arrived exhausted to Roncesvalles...only to find this beautiful antique structure with large, modern rooms with... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 14 December 2012

The Monastero is an amazing part of the history of the Camino. The walk through the beech forest and onto the grounds of the monastery is wonderful. Be sure to review the history and the Chanson de Roland.

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