Planned itinerary

Reception in Pamplona and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. Free food. In the afternoon, walk through the historical case of Pamplona. Dinner at the Gastronomic Society with explanation of the program. This dinner will be paid for by all, as is the local custom.

Day 2. PAMPLONA: Urbasa-Andia Natural Park and Camino Santiago

Breakfast and departure through the Pamplona Basin to make a brief stop in Etxauri. Continuation through Salinas de Oro. Navarra town of “Tierra Estella”, nestled in the foothills of the Urbasa and Andía Natural Park, is one of the few spring salt productions that remain active. We will continue to the Monastery of Santa María de Irantzu, hidden in the green valley of Yerri, in a secluded area between mountains, a great Cistercian abbey built between the 12th and 14th centuries. After your visit we will continue our trip to Estella. Visit and lunch.

Although some archaeological remains have been found in its term that take us back to the Bronze Age, Estella-Lizarra dates its birth in the year 1090, when King Sancho Ramírez granted it his Jurisdiction, that is, a series of rules in which It tried to privilege the settlement of settlers, of French origin, who would allow the economic diversification of the kingdom and take advantage of the importance that the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela was reaching at this time.

In the afternoon we will visit Puente la Reina, "crossroads", a medieval town where the two main routes of the Camino de Santiago merge, it is one of the most meaningful enclaves of Compostela in Navarra. We will go to Santa María de Eunate. Octagonal building dedicated to Santa María that was built during the reign of Sancho el Sabio, in the second half of the 12th century, around 1170, although there are those who extend a little longer in time, around 1210. According to the existing documentation, the mentor and the creator of this beautiful work was a queen, to whom they attribute the name of Doña Sancha. Returning to Pamplona, we will pass through Obanos, which in the 13th century was erected as a banner in the fight against the abuse of certain Navarrese nobles, since it was the headquarters of the Junta de los Infanzones.

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