Sunday, June 15, 2014

Monasterio of Irache

A pilgrims' hospice, university, military hospital, religious college and, in the future, a Parador. These are the different functions that the Monastery of Iratxe has performed down the years, which have turned it into one of the most important monumental completes in Navarre. 

The Benedictines started building in the second half of the 11th century on top of another older one from the 8th century. 
A tour of the Romanesque church (12th century), the Plateresque cloister, the Herrerian-style tower and other sections built between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries will give you an insight to the history of this monumental construction, which has been uninhabited since  1985.

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