Monasterio de Irantzu

Monastery in Estella Region

About 11km north of Estella, near Abárzuza, is the Monasterio de Irantzu. This grand Cistercian abbey was built between the 12th and 14th centuries, and has a beautiful setting amid the lush Yerri valley. The Gothic cloister, with its austere beauty and gurgling fountain is a fine place to engage in a bit of quiet reflection.