Monasterio de San Juan de la Peña
This monastery was founded in the 9C and is a symbol of the continuation of the Christian faith during the Muslim occupation. It was chosen as a pantheon by the kings and noblemen of Aragon-Navarre. In the 17C, another monastery was built higher up. The oldest elements thus remain at the lower level: the lower church is one of the few surviving Mozarabic buildings in the region. The pantheon courtyard of Aragon noblemen (11C-14C), the upper church (with the royal pantheon) and the cloister are set in the upper part.
Address :22711 Botaya
Phone:+34 974 35 51 19
Jun-Aug: 10am-2pm, 3pm-8pm; Mar-May and Sep-Oct: 10am-2pm, 3.30pm-7pm; Nov-Feb: 10am-2pm, Sat 10am-5pm - closed Mon (Nov-mid Mar), 1 Jan, 25 Dec. Please note that it is not allowed to park and to stop near the old monastery: parking under the trees near the new monastery (a minibus takes visitors to the old monastery) which was partly converted into a hotel-spa ([TEL] 974 374 422). Ticket counter in the new monastery (left wing) - 3 tours: old monastery, new monastery and Interpretation Centre of the Kingdom of Aragon - €12 (full tour), €8.50 (selection of 2 sites), €6 (1 site )