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Ruins of Hospital St John of Acre

The Hospital of San Juan de Acre, founded in 1185 in Navarrete, La Rioja, was an important place of welcome for pilgrims traveling to Santiago de Compostela during the Middle Ages. This medieval hospital, located on the border between the Christian and Muslim worlds, served as a last bastion during the reconquest. Although its structures were demolished in the 19th century, the Romanesque doorway was preserved and is now the main entrance to the municipality’s cemetery. In 1990, archaeological excavations revealed the main walls of the old hospital and four burials were discovered. Today, only the remains of the doorway in the cemetery and the vestiges of the floor plan of the old church remain, reminding us of the historical and spiritual importance of this place on the Camino de Santiago.

  • Address
    Pasada de la Orden, Navarrete, La Rioja
  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
    Always open
  • What to see
    Medieval ruins

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