Would you like to see the first monastery the Cistercian Order built in the Iberian Peninsula? You could lose yourself behind its walls, built between 1185 and 1247, expanded in the 16th and 17th centuries. The location has been coveted for centuries, by kings, popes, bishops and lords.
The monastery has been a national monument since 1931 and is in Fitero, a small town in the Navarre Ribera that almost borders La Rioja. It is an architectural jewel of the Middle Ages, whose grandeur is sure to surprise you.
Its abbey church is one of the most important of the Cistercian order in Europe.
The recently renovated Renaissance cloister consists of two floors: the lower cloister built in the 16th century, although the perimeter walls are older, and the upper cloister whose construction was completed in 1614 in the Herrerian style. The door that communicates the cloister with the church also has an interesting chrismon.
In addition, the monastery is a good starting point for pleasant and picturesque walks through its natural environment or for immersing yourself in the waters of the Fitero spa, 3 km from the town.