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Navarrete


Ruins of the San Juan de Acre Hospital


Contact details

Camino de Santiago
26370  Navarrete, La Rioja  (La Rioja)

Location

Autonomous region:
La Rioja

Province/Island:
La Rioja

Rioja, La

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Description

It was founded around 1185 as a hostel and to provide aid to pilgrims. Archaeological excavations began on the site in 1990. Findings included the main walls of the old hospital and of a large church with a floor plan in the shape of a Latin cross, and a cylindrical tower with a spiral staircase. One of the most important archaeological findings was the series of four burial sites.

Construction:
Archaeological site

Artistic period:
Romanesque

Historic period:
12th century

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