Castle where St Francis Xabier was born & Monastery of Leyre
Half day tour from Pamplona (optional from other cities such as San Sebastian, Bilbao, Logroño, . . . ask for details).
We will visit two sites, very well connected with the History of the Kingdom of Navarra and with the Religion. In fact, the Castle of Javier is where St Francis Xabier was born in 1506. St Francis Xabier, with Ignacio de Loyola and others, created Jesuits order, so you might be interested in visiting this site.
Not far from this Castle, it is the Monastery of Leyre. A very important monastery, wich was already here at least in the year 848, and where Cristians fought to protect their religion. It is so important in the History of Navarra, that many kings decided to be buried here. And about art, there we can enjoy some of the oldest Romanesque art of the country, with superb cript and its Church's façade: Porta Speciosa.
Pamplona (ask for details if you want to start from other cities: San Sebastián, Bilbao, Logroño, . . . )
Castle of Javier
Monastery of Leyre
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I could pick you up from your accommodation
End location: I could drop you off at your accommodation or somewhere else. Even if you are on a road trip, I could drop you off in another city... ask me.
Duration: 4 hours
Private air conditioned transport for up to 4 people. Possibility of organizing this tour for up to 8 people. Contact for details.
Private air conditioned transport and all transport expenses, such as toll roads, petrol & parking fees.
English, Spanish and Basque speaking local and private guide.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 EUR - In case you want to buy some souvenirs, ...
Possibility of organizing this tour for up to 8 people. Contact for details.
Personal purchases are not included.
I can pick you up from or drop you off in other cities such as San Sebastian, Bilbao, Zaragoza, Logroño,... ask me for details
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