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Monastero di Roncisvalle

Orreaga-Roncesvalles, Spain
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Orreaga-Roncesvalles, Spain
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Scene for the great French epic poem, the "Chanson de Roland," a mandatory study for all French school children about Charlemagne's palladin who died there protecting the king and his army as they fled Spain to France. Roland is reportedly buried in this monastery. Rather...More

Thank Leo C
Reviewed 25 July 2017

The monastery has been converted in part to accommodation and is the largest building complex in the town. There is a museum and a church monument as part of it. There is one other stone building and a pub and that's it. You stay there...More

Thank Auscoach
Reviewed 6 June 2017

A quick photo opportunity as you pass by. The church looks old, but wasn't open when drove through. This location is generally the first stop for pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago.

Thank jaimeelsabio
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This church bless the pilgrim that is doing the French Trail of Santiago de Compostela but I, together with some who attended the mas, had a nice tour headed by the priest inside the Monastery. It is very beautiful and I recommend this chance to...More

Thank i-Sheils
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Interesting complex of monastery buildings on the top of the mountain, with some historical connection to Roland. There is a hotel and a hostel. The church is worth walking into, and you can go down into the old chapel underneath the current building. There is...More

Thank Anna H
Reviewed 24 October 2015

We enjoyed visiting the cloister here, and the fine tombs. In particular, see the tomb on Sancho VII, which is particularly impressive. Worth paying the admission charge.

Thank EC13091
Reviewed 17 July 2015

You might want to consider starting your Camino in Roncesvalles, Spain. If you start here instead of pushing through the most difficult climb of the journey, you will find yourself ahead of the game with no injuries. At any rate, you will be staying here...More

Thank Never-Lost4good
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Roncesvalles is a very small place. The monastery is a great place to see and visit. It's well located (right in front of the Roncesvalles Hotel).

Thank GigiDubai
Reviewed 15 April 2013

Started our Camino de Santiago journey from Saint Jean...took us two days to cross the Pirenees...and what an experience it was!!!! Somehow what you think you dont have in you to do....you find a way. So after that long , difficult but gorgeous hike we...More

1  Thank val255
Reviewed 15 December 2012

The Monastero is an amazing part of the history of the Camino. The walk through the beech forest and onto the grounds of the monastery is wonderful. Be sure to review the history and the Chanson de Roland.

1  Thank Jim F
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