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Monastery of San Juan de la Pena

Carretera A-1603, s/n, 22711, Jaca, Spain
+34 974 35 51 19
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The history here is amazing. There is not much else to say what a great place to see and be a part... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
amoro19
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San Francisco, California
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Pity about the organisation

If you are interested in Romanesque art then this monastery has some of the finest carved capitals... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
never2late
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Guildford, England
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“glass floor” (6 reviews)
“down the road” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Carretera A-1603, s/n, 22711, Jaca, Spain
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+34 974 35 51 19
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

The history here is amazing. There is not much else to say what a great place to see and be a part of. Pictures on top of pictures.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in Romanesque art then this monastery has some of the finest carved capitals in Europe and the long drive to this remote location is worth it. It's a pity that the management doesn't match up to the jewel it is in...More

Thank never2late
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

If you should visit one old monastery, this is a hot candidate. At San Juan de la Pena there are two monasteries, both are old ruins. The new one, is more of a museum where you can walk around on glass floor and looking down...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

The Monastery of San Juan de la Peña and surroundings is worth the detour if you are in the area or a visit on its own. From Jaca you can make it in 40 minutes and from Huesca in around 1 hour. The visit will...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

We visited here whilst staying in Huesca, and although it is a quite a long drive, it is most definitely worth it. There are two monasteries - the "new" one (17th century) and the old one from the 10th and 11th centuries. We started with...More

2  Thank Ian14_11
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

The monastery is one of Spain's jewels. It should not be missed! My advice, however, is to take a picnic lunch or plan your visit so you eat elsewhere. We waited almost 20 min. to be waited on in the restaurant, only to hear that...More

Thank Lori A
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Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

This site consists of two monasteries; the old one, which is the famous ruin built into the rock; and the "new" one, which is the large monastery and conference centre. If you come here by car, the car park is at the top of the...More

2  Thank johnhouston2
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

We only visited the old monastery and for us it was one of the highlights of northern spain. Because of the building and the location.

2  Thank Jurgen B
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Reviewed 31 July 2015

After visiting the old monastery, this one seemed less interesting. It has been restored with plaster figures of the monks, visible beneath a glass floor. It strives to be factually accurate.

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Reviewed 31 July 2015

We visited the old Monastery of San Juan de la Pena under the auspices of Hike Pyrenees. It was a rainy day so we were taken sight-seeing instead of hiking in the pouring rain. To stand on the 10th century stones of this monastery, reading...More

2  Thank mioSaltLakeCity
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