Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Monastery of Leyre

 Most interesting medieval architectural else,bless -stands in the east of Navarre, Sanguesa, about 50km from Pamplona.
 The earliest written mention of the monastery of Leyre appears in a letter dated 5nov 848, that Saint Eulogius of Cordoba sent to the bishop of Pamplona.

 During the 10th century Leyre was the guardian of the nascent kingdom of Pamplona, fr Monarchs often sought the enlightenment and advise of its monks.

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