Monasterio de Irache

The paper trail for the monastery leads back to 958, and it was the site of Navarra’s first pilgrim hospital. It is a large complex set in a landscape of vineyards. Like many other Benedictine monasteries across the peninsula, it has served as both a barrack to Napoleon’s troops, and as a hospital during the Carlist wars.

Free admission, but opens a bit late (10am) for pilgrims departing from Estella. The park opposite has picnic tables and nice shade trees.