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Aurizberri/Espinal

Pilgrim's Way to Santiago
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Auritzberri-Espinal
Auritzberri-Espinal

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Auritzberri-Espinal
Auritz/Burguete and Aurizberri/Espinal are located right in "the most wickedly wild and savage territory of the Pyrenees" according to Ernest Hemingway; it is indeed an area of fascinating beauty crossed by the Pilgrim's Way.

Both towns grew up in a straight line along the Pilgrim's Way to attend to the pilgrims that arrived from Europe via the Pyrenees.

Along the way they left thousands of stories that add to the glorious past of these lands, through which Roman legions marched on their campaigns in Hispania or where the Basques defeated Charlemagne's rearguard in the 8th century.

Going south from Auritz/Burguete, the road leads towards Aurizberri/Espinal, another interesting town of the Navarrese Pyrenees thanks to its layout with beautiful buildings along the main street and its incessant flow of pilgrims on their way to Santiago.
The structure of this town features beautiful houses that line the main street, along which a continuous trail of pilgrims passes on their journey to Santiago.

King Teobaldo II founded it in 1269 and, like its neighbour, the French burnt it down in the 17th century. As for its artistic treasures, we would highlight the church of San Bartolomeo built in 1961, with some interesting gilded pieces such as its Renaissance-style cross.

Gastronomy

Do not miss the opportunity to try the excellent cuisine of the area. These lands are famous for trout and wild mushrooms, of which the beltza variety is the star. These can be tasted in the restaurants of the area in the form of flavoursome mushroom omelettes, especially in the autumn.


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Did you know that...?

Junto al cementerio del pueblo se pueden ver estelas funerarias de distintos tipos y épocas.

Location

Wifi zone: en la biblioteca pública (948 76 01 23).

Services

  • Accommodation
  • Child-park
  • Fronton
  • Internet
  • Medical centre
  • Petrol station
  • Picnic spot
  • Pub
  • Restaurant / coffee-houses
  • Supermarket / shop
  • Swimming area

How to get there and move around

salir de Pamplona por la carretera de Huarte y enlazar con la PA-30 dirección Francia hasta el desvío a la derecha por la N-135 hacia Zubiri. Continuar por la nacional sin desviarse hasta Aurizberri/Espinal.

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

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