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Amaiur/Maya
A picturesque one-street village that receives the visitor with its peculiar entry arch. The people built their houses along the route of the Pilgrims' Way in the Baztan valley. The lack of alignment and uniformity of the façades avoids monotony and leads to some excellent perspectives.

The characteristic reddish colour of the stone from the quarries at Almándoz impregnates, as in the rest of the Baztan valley, its houses. Noble house architecture has left some magnificent examples in the village, such as Palacio Arretxea or Casa Arriada, where council meetings were held in the 16th century.

One of the most emblematic spots in Amaiur/Maya is located at the entry to the village. It is a restored mill that still operates, and where visitors can buy corn or wheat flour or taste recently baked talos, fine corn flour pancakes that are eaten with other products such as cheese, chocolate, or chistorra (spicy sausage).

A one-mile-long path starts at the mil and passes a dam and canal to reach the mythical monolith on Mount Gaztelu (a Basque word meaning 'castle', recalling the site of an old fortress). It commemorates the fact that Amaiur/Maya was the scene of the last resistance offered against the conquest of Navarre and its incorporation to the Crown of Castile (1512). Recent archaeological digs have revealed some of the towers of the now disappeared castle.
Uno de los rincones más emblemáticos de Amaiur/Maya se encuentra a la entrada la localidad. Se trata de un molino rehabilitado aún hoy en funcionamiento donde el visitante podrá comprar harina de maíz o de trigo o degustar talos recién hechos. Unas finas tortas de maíz que se consumen acompañadas de otros productos como queso, chocolate, chistorra...

Desde el molino arranca un sencillo paseo de 1,5 kilómetros que atraviesa la presa y el canal y llega hasta el mítico monolito del monte Gaztelu (se traduce como castillo y recuerda el lugar donde se ubicó la fortaleza). Hito conmemorativo que recuerda que Amaiur/Maya fue el último foco de resistencia frente a la conquista de Navarra y su incorporación a la corona de Castilla (S.XVI). Recientes excavaciones arqueológicas han sacado a la luz algunas torres del ya desaparecido castillo.
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Outstanding events

. Sheepdog trial (15th august)

Guided visit

Description:

visita guiada al pueblo y/o ruinas del castillo y/o molino y lagar. Consultar horarios.

Service provider: molino de Amaiur: 619 955 709/660 731 781

Services

  • Accommodation
  • Child-park
  • Fronton
  • Guided visits
  • Internet
  • Medical centre
  • Picnic spot
  • Pub
  • Restaurant / coffee-houses
  • Tourist Office

Opening hours, dates and guide prices. We recommend you confirm with the entity in question.