Monastery of Iranzu

Hidden in the lush green valley of Yerri, in an isolated spot between the mountains, stands the Monastery of St. Mary of Irantzu, a grandiose Cistercian abbey built between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries.

Its elegant, austere Gothic cloister is one of the most beautiful corners of the monastery, inviting you to discover the different parts of the complex, which was renovated in 1942.

A delightful atmosphere of peace and serenity soothes the spirit and invites one to enter a state of reflection throughout the monastery. Do not miss the opportunity to have a quiet chat with the Teatine fathers, the living essence of the monastery, or to sit in silence beside the fountain in the cloister. After your visit, enjoy the glorious natural surroundings of a semi-wild valley with its springs of crystalline water, and stroll along the track that goes up the gully created by the river Iranzu at the foot of the Andía range of mountains.

Information from the oficial website of the Navarre Tourist Board.                                   Photograph: © Oscar Berrueta / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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