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San Juan de la Pena

A-1603, Jaca, Spain
+34 974 35 51 19
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Spectacular monastery. Well prepared if you visit in winter.

Historic site of old monastery under a cliff overhang, worth driving a mountain road. We visited... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
jollybegood
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Bethesda, Maryland
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A historic site you should not miss. Build in under a cliff this monastic hideaway has survived... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Timothy W
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A-1603, Jaca, Spain
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Historic site of old monastery under a cliff overhang, worth driving a mountain road. We visited there after a big snowfall. The parking space of the information centre uphill (and this old monestry, if any) was covered with deep snow, and we could not but...More

Thank jollybegood
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

A historic site you should not miss. Build in under a cliff this monastic hideaway has survived time itself. Pay to enter. But worth every euro. Pilgrim stamp available at the office where to pay your enterance fee.

Thank Timothy W
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Interesting construction with the monastery nestling in the rock cliffs. Surrounding countryside is spectacular. Although a written guide in English was available the tourist guide spoke only Spanish. Well worth a visit. Car parking s sbout 2km away at the new monastery with a shuttle...More

Thank johnmxp
Reviewed 30 August 2017

OMG! the Holy Grial was standing there!!! I felt like Indiana Jones... in a monastery carved in a natural cave.

Thank James_Jacobdb
Reviewed 8 July 2017

San Juan de la Pena is a superb site, a real treat for lovers of romanesque art, architecture, and medieval history. Unfortunately, our recent visit there was a disaster, because the people in charge are completely disorganized and thoughtless when it comes to visitors who...More

Thank Rebrites
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Well of the beaten track but still worth the detour the best part is the oldest which you see first and the last bit the cloister the rest is easily missed. The bus runs every 3o min from the car park the whole experience is...More

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is well worth the visit but be aware - the road is steep and narrow and you need to park your car at the top of the range at the new Monastery and catch a mini bus back down the hill. Needless to say...More

2  Thank Grant T
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

What an amazing place, the question is why here and how. Great location, amazing views on the drive up. Beautiful

Thank Wendy T
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We needed an overnight stop between Laguardia and Girona. What a lovely village Babastro turned out to be. Narrow streets, friendly townsfolk and cheap to eat and drink compared to larger cities. The hotel is well located. Surprisingly plush & stylish with its own spa....More

1  Thank LKLKLKK
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place-do not miss! I loved the location and the history was awesome. So glad we had the opportunity to see this place!

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