Archivo de la etiqueta: Camino de Santiago

The Way to St James – El Camino de Santiago en Navarra

El Camino de Santiago en Navarra, transitando por cientos de peregrinos cada día, ofrece estampas tan bonitas como la que nos ha prestado Guillermo B.

Desde el ambiente pirenaico de la zona de Roncesvalles, a la zona media para visitar Pamplona, y continuando el camino por Puente La Reina, Estella, Los Arcos y Viana entre otros. Y sin olvidar otros Caminos como el Tolosano, que entra a Navarra por Sangüesa y el Monasterio de Leyre, o el Camino Baztanés…

El peregrino que en su caminar atraviesa y visita Navarra, disfrutará de unos paisajes hermosos…. Y diversos. Ya dice el Eslogan, “Navarra, tierra de diversidad”.

Everyday, hundreds of pilgrims do their way through Navarre, offering us beautiful sights like the one of the picture, sent us by Guillermo B.

From the Mountain atmosphere in Roncesvalles or Burguete, to Pamplona; and crossing cereal farmgrounds and wineyards in Puente la Reina, Estella, Los Arcos… This is the main Way, but there are others like the one that comes from Toulouse, arriving to Navarre by Sangüesa and the Monastery of Leyre, or the way from Baztán….

Many landscapes ready to be enjoyed in Navarre, which offers us a huge diversity of lands and people. Don’t you want to visit it with us? We are ready to offer you the best service in Navarre and in Pamplona. Contact us at

Por el camino de santiago de Navarra: Burguete

El Camino de Santiago, transitado durante siglos por peregrinos, llega a Navarra por Valcarlos y Roncesvalles.

Nosotros, tras visitar la Colegiata de Roncesvalles estamos de visita en Burguete, conocido por su peculiar cementerio, sus bonitas casas y sobre todo por las visitas que Hemingway hacía a esta zona de Navarra para disfrutar de la pesca.

Y es que en Navarra es muy fácil disfrutar.

Ermita de Eunate, Navarra

Hace poco salió en un programa de TVE una pregunta en la que ponían esta foto y preguntaban al concursante que averiguara de donde era.
Quien ha estado en esta hermosa ermita de Navarra, parte del Camino de Santiago, y un lugar a visitar en Navarra, no lo puede olvidar. Además, está unida todo el misticismo y esoterismo, que nos invita a mirarla al revés y descubrir la cara de un diablo con toda la cornamenta, recordandonos la especie de “adoración” que los templarios ejercían hacia el diablo Bafumet.

Last week, in Spanish TV there was a question in a contest where it was asked if any one knew about the picture I show in this post. Everyone who has visited this little chapel of Eunate, in the Way to Santiago (St James) will remember it as one of the best places to visit in Navarra. The misticism and esoterism of this place, that is supposed to have been built by Templars is not easy to forget.  In fact, in this picture we can see a capitel of a column, that if seen upside down it is possible to see a Devil, reminding us that Templar used to “worship” to Bafumet.

Estella, a beautiful stop in The Way (Camino de Santiago)

In Navarra, pilgrims to Santiago, are able to enjoy one of our most beautiful cities. This is Estella/Lizarra.


Estella/Lizarra, founded  along The Way to Santiago, really worths a visit, as its many churches. One of them is the one in the picture, San Pedro de la Rua, with an outstanding cloister.  As you can see in the picture, those steps help it to look even taller, “closer to the sky” as some people say.

Wine Fountain for Pilgrims

There’s a Castillian saying … “with bread and wine, you can do The Way”. Every pilgrim, on his way to Santiago, after passing Estella, they arrive to Ayegui, where it is found one of the first Hospitals of The Way, located at Monastery of Irache.  This Monastery, erected on XI. Century, has a fountain with two pipes; from one you can drink water, from the other one, wine.


Anyway, this fountain is quite new. Jesús Santesteban Arteaga, owner of Irache Winery, built it in 1991.

This fountain of Irache, called also “Wine Fountain”, that invites to the pilgrim to have a rest drinking some wine, has two texts written on it:


   Si quieres llegar a Santiago

   con fuerza y vitalidad

   de este gran vino echa un trago

   y brinda por la Felicidad”.


Second one, invites to drink with control…

A beber sin abusar

   te invitamos con agrado.

   Para poderlo llevar,

   el vino ha de ser comprado”.

Roncesvalles, beginning of The Way

Roncesvalles, the beginning of the pilgrimage by the French Way to Santiago de Compostela.

This is the most popular way, although some people prefer to start from St Jean Pied de Port, in the other side of the Pyrenees, and 25 kms from Roncesvalles.

Anyway, after Roncesvalles, The Way is around 760 kms. People use to do it in around 30 days.

Biggest Bell in use in Spain, Mary Bell in Pamplona

It measures 2.50 m. 2.25 diameter by height in the vessel. It has a weight of 10060 kg (according to other data can weigh between 11,606 and 13,000 kg). It is located on the north side tower of the Cathedral Pamplona. It is used in the most solemn celebrations in touch dead, singular thing, since that stupendous bells are assigned to touch size schedule. Is the best known, the most corpulent and loudest of all the bells of the cathedral. Recently been restored all the bells of the cathedral, although this, by its enormous size has not been able to lose its original location. When they built the tower, Mary Bell was already risen to its proper place, so it is not possible to take the bell down without removing the tower itself that hosts it. There is a popular saying in our city that refers to the famous Bell Mary. Apparently its grave sound reaches many miles away (about 14 km), so that they say that the “Pamplona Basin” extends as far as the sound of Mary Bellis heard. Compared to the rest of bells Spain, ranked second in weight and size, surpassed only by a bell of Toledo (17,000 kg.). However, is the largest bell in using Spain as the Toledo hood is cracked. The date of his cast was on September 15, 1584 by Pedro de Villanueva.


The wonderful and unique Eunate Chapel, with its stories of Masons, energy lines, and more…

Legend has it that it was built by the Devil in three days, and then copied (but symmetrically) by an architect with Witches aid in another 3 days. Upon hearing this the Devil, with his anger, beaten and sent to a nearby village…  And you can find it in Olcoz, “same-same but different”.