MONASTERY OF LEYRE. Los Pilares del Reyno *

* Los Pilares del Reyno is a trademark of the monastery. It could be translated as "the cornerstone of the kingdom".

Monasterio de Leyre

31410 Yesa, Navarra. SPAIN

hotel@monasteriodeleyre.com

Tel: 0034 948 391 558

visitas@monasteriodeleyre.com

Tel: 0034 948884150

www.monasteriodeleyre.com

Located in the Sierra of Leyre, just 50 kms from Pamplona along the highway, the Monastery of Leyre is one of the most important monuments in Navarra.

It is surrounded by woodlands and pathways and, from its esplanade, visitors can take in the magnificence of its scenery, ranging from the nearby Yesa water reservoir to the far distant peaks of the Pyrenees.

The Monastery Visitors Service offers visitors the opportunity to take a journey through the history of Navarra, a history which is reflected in this monumental complex which holds many of the secrets of the Old Kingdom.

During the tour, lasting around 45 minutes, you will learn about the legend of St Virila, the Abbey Church (declared a National Monument), the Coffer holding the remains of the First Kings of Navarra, the beautiful "Porta Speciosa" doorway, the carving of St. María de Leyre and the spectacular crypt, the oldest example of Romanesque art in the Peninsula.

Visiting times

  • From 1st March to 31st October: 10.00h to 18.00h.
  • From 1st November to 28th February: 10.00h to 18.00h.

Open every day, except for the afternoon of 24th and 31 December, 25th December and on the 1st and 6th of January.

PRICES until 30 JUNE 

Adults

Children (aged 6 - 12)

Group (+25 persons)

Unguided tour

5.00€

3.00€

4.50€

Guided tour (only spanish language)

6.50€

3.00€

5.00€

PRICES FROM 1 JULY

Adults

Children (aged 6 - 12)

Group (+25 persons)

Unguided tour

5.00€

3.00€

4.50€

Guided tour (only spanish language)

7.00€

3.00€

6.00€

 

In order to provide the best possible service, we would ask groups of 15 or more to book in advance.

Languages:

Guided tours are in Spanish. We can offer information  in other languages.

 

HOTEL “HOSPEDERÍA DE LEYRE"

The Hotel Hospedería de Leyre adjoins the monastery. This welcoming, 2-star hotel offers 32 recently-refurbished rooms, with ensuite bathroom, central heating, ceiling fan, mosquito nets, hair drye and WiFi.

Special prices for groups of more than 20.

Bookings: +34 948 391 558 and hotel@monasteriodeleyre.com

  • Restaurant:

The dining room has a seating capacity for 120 and looks onto the Patio de los Canteros (stonemasons' patio). Visitors can enjoy an exquisite menu prepared with fresh local produce, including sturgeon and caviar from the nearby fish farm at Yesa.

Special prices for groups of more than 26.

Bookings: +34 948 391 558  and  hotel@monasteriodeleyre.com

The hotel and restaurant are both open from 1st March to 9th December.

  • Bar

Located on the hotel ground floor, the bar offers a terrace sheltered by an enormous lime tree and some spectacular views over the Yesa reservoir. The bar is open from 10h to 20 hrs. from the 1st March to 9th December. Open at Christmas

GREGORIAN CHANT AT LEYRE

The Monastery of Leyre is a living monument, inhabited and cared for by a Benedictine Community which invites everyone wishing to do so, to take part in its daily liturgies.

LITURGIES

WEEK DAYS

HOLIDAYS

MORNING PRAYER

06.00h

06.00h

LAUDS

07.30h

08.00h

MASS

09.00h

11.30h

VESPERS

19.00h

19.00h

COMPLETE

21.05h

21.05h

ORGAN CONCERTS AND RECITALS

Throughout the year a number of organ concerts and recitals are performed. The program can be found at the following website: www.monasteriodeleyre.com

Likewise, the guided tours include an organ recital in which visitors can hear part of one of the more classical works composed for this instrument.