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We game as a couple, but because of wheelchair limitations I visites slome. Beautiful crypt... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Martin v
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Interesting, but not as good as Silos

I am glad we went to this sung evening mass, but it was not as professional as the one we had heard... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
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31410 Yesa, Spain
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

This Romanesque/Gothic monastery is one of the oldest extant in Spain and was the burial place of the 9th century kings of Navarre. The photogenic11th century crypt is complete, though with a later vaulted ceiling. The young lady taking the low entrance fees was most...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2013

O.K. if you are into history and religion, but rather an unimpressive building with not much to see inside.

1  Thank fenunkinoodlenut
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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

It’s a bit out of the way and looks nice from the distance but very disappointed with your. Not much open to see and the tomb tour lasts 5 mins and was a real let down. If you go just walk around out side for...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We game as a couple, but because of wheelchair limitations I visites slome. Beautiful crypt, amazing engineering in those days. Church less spectacular, but relais of Navarrese kings of historica importance.

Thank Martin v
Reviewed 11 August 2018

I am glad we went to this sung evening mass, but it was not as professional as the one we had heard previously by the Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos. But it was a moving experience nevertheless Leyre is a very picturesque setting....More

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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

We drove here from Javier but were not able to be here for any of the services so, basically, we looked round a small empty crypt and a fairly bare church which was nice and very peaceful, but not anything particularly special. I think this...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

went to vespers at 0730. It meant an early morning start to get their from Pamplona but well worth it to see Benedictine chanting 'live'. A great setting too

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Benedictines are known as the keepers of great places and this is one of those. A XII century monastery where you can follow the peace of the monks and enjoy the silence in a marvelous surrounding. We attended vespers with 17 monks singing Gregorian. A...More

Thank e103db
Reviewed 15 March 2018

A lovely old building, still a working monastery with over 15 Benedictine monks in residence. Beautifully maintained with lovely grounds and great views of the surrounding hills. The monks chanting was beautiful.

Thank Paddy-Relle
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Group of biker friends staying on an overnight on round trip France-Spain-Portugal-Spain-France. Location of the hotel is on the St Jacque de Compostele route, or at least 1 of the routes as there seem to be hundreds of them. As it is attached to the...More

Thank Stuartstead
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The monastery played an important role in local history that you can have explained by guides. The church is peculiar (as well as slightly assymetrical) and has just been restored. It holds the remains of several of the earliest kings of Pamplona and Navarre and...More

1  Thank Miguel C
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The scenery surrounding the hotel is beautiful and if you walk a short way up the hillside at the rear of the Monastery you get a wonderful view of the old building and the lake beyond. We did it early morning and the lighting was...More

1  Thank Michael P
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