Nájera with Its 11th Century Monastery in La Rioja, Spain

The Monasterio de Santa María la Real is an extremely photogenic monastery in the town of Nájera, Spain.

Built in the 11 century, its slightly bland exterior belies the many interesting architectural details and features of the interior, many of which that were added when it was rebuilt in the 1500s.The 11th century monastery in Najera hasThis heavy-duty old wooden door leads into the monastery.The 15th century monastery in Najera, Spain is worth seeing for its many interesting architectural features such as this heavy-duty old wooden doorPierced stone windows…The 15th century monastery in Najera, Spain is worth seeing for its many interesting architectural features such as this pierced stone window…create cool shadows.Shadows of the arches in Najera Monastery in SpainNajera Monastery: Stone fretworkThe domed ceiling in the monastery.The 15th century monastery in Najera, Spain is worth seeing for its many interesting architectural features such as this domed ceilingMore than 30 royal family members are buried within the monastery.
Stone tomb in Najera Monastery in La Rioja, SpainNajera Monastery in Spain: carved letters in stoneNajera Monastery: Stone tombNajera Monastery: Stone tombNajera Monastery: Stone angel faceNajera Monastery: Virgin/Goddess, SpainThe highly decorative main altar.The interior of the church in the 15th century monastery in Najera, SpainShot from inside the courtyard.Najera Monastery: Silhouette of the building and palm tree against the skyMap of one of our ‘time travelling’ days in Spain where we went from from viewing ancient monasteries to walking in the footprints of dinosaurs…More of our 2014 road trip through northern Spain.

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  1. Pingback: Valvanera, an 11th Century Monastery in La Rioja, Spain (& the Journey There) | Albatz Travel Adventures·

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