MuseumMonastery of Santa Maria la Real

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Welcome to the Monastery of Santa Maria la Real of Nájera.
Through this audioguide you will get a closer look into the history and the treasures of this monument.
The history of this monastery is strongly linked to that of the kingdom of Nájera, a realm that emerged during the “Reconquista”, the Christian reconquest of the territories under Muslim rule. It was first linked to the kingdom of Pamplona and then to the kingdom of Castille.
Nájera city became the capital of the Kingdom of Pamplona-Nájera in the tenth century, when the Caliph of Cordoba, Abderraman the III besieged and destroyed the city of Pamplona. The kings of the Jimena dynasty held court here until the lands of Nájera were claimed by the king of Castile a century and a half later.
The Monastery of Santa Maria la Real was founded by King Garcia Sanchez III as a place of eternal resting place for his dynasty. He established a church with a monastery so that the monks would for prayers for his soul, and endowed it with many properties that extended all the way to the Cantabrian coast. This rich heritage made the monastery was fabulously wealthy, which in turn attracted great calamities.

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  • David y Manuel

    5 out of 5 rating 05-12-2019

    nos hemos quedado anonadados con el monasterio.

  • daniel

    5 out of 5 rating 05-11-2019

    visita digna de recomendar, y el entorno tabien

  • Ignacio

    5 out of 5 rating 04-07-2019

    Fantástica visita, vale la pena.

  • Carlos Sales

    5 out of 5 rating 04-02-2019

    explicaciones muy ajustadas al recorrido

  • Boni

    1 out of 5 rating 03-22-2019

    Es una pena que en la audioguia indique que hay y que se puede ver en el coro alto y no te deben disfrutarlo ya que no es visitable y si preguntas te responden que solo se puede ver con visitas guiadas y en ningún sitio dicen que no es visitable solo si preguntas y además te o ponen en la audioguia una chapuza de irganizacion, por esto le doy una estrella el resto fabuloso pero la actual organización de turismo una chapuza, haber si arreglan y publican cuando se puede ver, el coste y condiciones

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