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Monastery of Irache

  • Address
    Cam. de Santiago, Irache, Spain
  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
    Every day except Mondays from 10:00 to 13:30 and from 16:00 to 19:00, Mondays closed
  • What to see
    Romanesque monastery, spring of wine


The Irache Monastery, located in Navarra, Spain, is an iconic landmark on the Camino de Santiago. With a history dating back to the 8th century, this former Benedictine monastery has been a place of hospitality and refuge for pilgrims traveling to Santiago de Compostela. Its legacy of welcoming wayfarers is manifested through pilgrim lodges and the famous wine fountain, where pilgrims can quench their thirst symbolically and literally.

The architecture of the monastery, which combines Romanesque and Gothic elements, is impressive and its church is an example of medieval religious architecture. The Irache Monastery also houses a Wine Museum, highlighting the cultural importance of this drink in the Navarra region and on the Camino de Santiago. In addition to its role as a place of worship and hospitality, the monastery is located in an exceptional natural environment, making it a starting point for various hiking routes.

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