Monastery of Iranzu

Abárzuza, Spain

The Monastery of Royal Saint Mary of Iranzu is a Roman Catholic monastery located in Abárzuza, Navarre. It was founded by Pedro de Artajona in the late 12th century, being Artajona's place of burial upon his death in 1193. The Cistercian Order had a large part in its building throughout the 12th century.

It was dissolved in 1839 and confiscated by the State. It was abandoned and became ruinous until 1942, when the Provincial Government of Navarre refurbished it. One year after, a Theatine Fathers community was established there. The Cistercian-style church was built during 12th century. The cloister is partly Cistercian (12th century) and partly Gothic (13-14th centuries). Additional minor Renaissance parts were added during 17th century.



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NA-7135, Abárzuza, Spain
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Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Silvia GTA (11 months ago)
Lovely place!
A Fattoruso (13 months ago)
Excepcional y vale el viaje hasta allí, unas vistas impresionantes. The monastery is exceptional, and the trip there is well worth it. There are some exceptional views both heading up the mountain as well as back down.
Paloma Castro (3 years ago)
Visit this Monastery if you are nearby and enjoy this charming place in a very beautiful valkey. Walk through the mountain if you feel inspire. Go to the source of the urederra (in Euskera language - beatuful river). Must reserve ticket in website. Now part of the way to the source is closed but worth going
I am Alice (3 years ago)
Very nice place
Karin (4 years ago)
Wonderful nature for a hike or cycle tour in the valley
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