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La Sanmiguelada

Fiestas, traditions and events of interest


Parque Natural de las Bardenas Reales
Parque Natural de las Bardenas Reales


Parque Natural de las Bardenas Reales
Every September 18th El Paso in the Bardenas Reales Natural Park becomes the scene of a very curious event: the 'Sanmiguelada'. Thousands of sheep and their shepherds travel over several days from the Pyrenean valleys of Roncal and Salazar to the Bardenas Reales. This landscape of hills, gullies and high plains turns into the home of the flocks that graze the Bardenas in autumn and winter. This ritual is part of a cycle of trashumance that has taken place since the Middle Ages and attracts thousands of visitors every year. As well as the sight of the sheep spreading out over the area at dawn, the day is rounded off with tastings of migas, chistorra and wine.



La entrada del rebaño se realiza por Carcastillo.

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