Ensconced on a ridge over 600m high stands the old town of Gallipienzo, one of the places most faithful to its medieval origins. Located in the Central Zone of Navarre, 20 km from Sangüesa
, it was built in the 10th century as a defensive stronghold against attacks from invading Moors and is regarded as one of the most picturesque watch tower villages of Navarre.
One of the town's outstanding monuments is the Church of the Saviou
r (15th c.) declared as an item of cultural importance. The interior still conserves part of the original painting and its jewel, the crypt of Santa Margarita built in the late Romanesque style. Take a walk around the cobbled streets and stately houses with stone crests.
At the top of the town you find the Mirador de Gallipienzo
, an ideal place to take some fresh air and look at the spectacular views formed by the defile of the river Aragon and the Nature Reserve of Kaparreta, where circling vultures and eagles can easily be seen .
Gallipienzo has a carefully designed rural hotel defined as agro-chic, Heredad Beragu
, fully adapted to its geographical surroundings, and also has an attractive rural residence, Zulotxo
al casco histórico, a la iglesia de San Salvador y a su cripta románica .
Price of the visit:
consultar con la empresa gestora.
Consorcio Turístico Tierras de Javier/Xabierren Lurrak. Tel. 629 170 970
Opening hours - Otoño:
sábado, 13 de octubre y viernes 2 de noviembre a las 11:30. Precio: adultos, 4€. Niños entre 6 y 12 años, 2€. Punto de encuentro: fuente de Gallipienzo.