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Surrounded by a landscape of intense beauty, set on a vast plain, Aurizberri/Espinal is a village-street located to the north of Navarre and nestled in the Jacobean Route that crosses the Pyrenees. Aurizberri/Espinal was founded in 1.269 by Theobald II between the then called burghs of Roncesvalles and Gerendiain and, like its neighbour Auritz/Burguete, the French soldiers of the Convention set it on fire in 1794.

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The municipality of Aurizberri/Espinal is rich in dolmens with a set of about ten, of which four are preserved in good condition: Dondoro, Artzilo, Mendiaundi and Baratzeko Erreka. A museum of stelae has also been recently created, 25 of which have been recovered and catalogued, dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, and which now form a veritable open-air museum. Funerary stelae are creations of popular art that identify the tombs of each house. As for the artistic richness of the town, the parish of San Bartolomé from 1961 stands out, with some interesting pieces of goldwork, such as the Renaissance-style parish cross. Its streets and houses, very well cared for, also attract our attention. Espinal/Aurizberri offers us the possibility of taking walks on foot or by bicycle, enjoying the landscape. Approach the emblematic Irati Forest or the megalithic sites such as Sorogain.

 

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Festivities

 

Its patron saint fiestas are in honour of San Bartolomé and are celebrated on 24 August. The pilgrimage to Roncesvalles today in Aurizberri-Espinal is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in May.

 

Traditions

 

The dance of the era or ingurutxo, which received that name because it was performed around a field and whose tradition is trying to recover, in Aurizberri/Espinal was identified as belonging to the people, being called the "ingurutxo de Espinal". It has been more than half a century since the people of the village stopped behaving like grapes, but Espinal/Aurizberri has been a behaving people par excellence in Navarre. Espinal's behaveers used beech wood for the beech boards. For the barrels they used pieces of wood such as a beech tile tablet, called a stave.

Parish of San Bartolomé in Aurizberri/Espinal

Curiosities

 

The American writer Ernest Hemingway, days before his appointment with the festivities of San Fermín in Pamplona/Iruña, stayed in these lands dedicating himself to trout fishing in the Irati River..

 

The Legend

 

The Irati forest is a nest of legends. Its silence, which allows us to hear indecipherable noises, has given rise to one of the most deeply rooted myths, that of the Basajaun, lord of the forest, being tall, long hair, prodigious strength and more agile than deer, who walks upright with a stick in his hand. If you see him, you must not run away, let alone face him. Obey what he commands and in this way, he will become a harmless being and protective guide.

 

 


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Getting to Aurizberri - Espinal by car

 

Espinal/Aurizberri is crossed by the N-135 national road that links Pamplona/Iruña with Roncesvalles/Orreaga and Aóiz.

 

By bus

 

There is a bus service from Monday to Saturday that covers the Pamplona/Iruña-Roncesvalles/Orreaga line. 

 

 

 


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List of Routes
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WAY OF SAINT JAMES
1
Difficulty-Moderate

5:35 h.21.7 km.

Stage 02 Orreaga-Roncesvalles-Zubiri
Difficulty-ModerateRed difficulty category. Level 1. More demanding stages, either because they are longer, with a greater unevenness or present a specific difficulty.
WAY OF SAINT JAMES
1
Difficulty-Medium

5:00 h.20.8 km.

Stage 03 Zubiri-Pamplona/Iruña
Difficulty-MediumGreen difficulty category. Level 3. Stages of moderate distance and slope, not overcoming great distances or slopes.
IN FAMILY NATURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Low

0:10 h.1 km.

Cave of Arpea
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little slope and without difficulties.
WAY OF SAINT JAMES
1
Difficulty-Remarkable

7:05 h.23.5 km.

Stage 01b Variant of Valcarlos
Difficulty-RemarkableRed difficulty category, level 2. Stages with large slopes or important distances, which require good physical preparation.
MOUNTAIN WAY OF SAINT JAMES
2
Difficulty-High

8:05 h.24.8 km.

Stage 01 Saint Jean Pied de Port-Roncesvalles
Difficulty-HighRed Difficulty Category, level 3. Mountain stages in low-lying terrain, where there are no major difficulties. They need sufficient experience and training for this type of terrain. These are fairly "easy" itineraries with gentle mountain slopes.
TOURISM
1
Difficulty-Low

72:00 h.521 km.

Route through the charming villages of Navarra
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 3. Excursions of moderate distance and unevenness, not overcoming either great distances or unevenness.
TOURISM
0
Difficulty-Low

10:00 h.501 km.

Route of the Monasteries and Sanctuaries of Navarra
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Tracks with little unevenness and without difficulties.
Royal Eugi Ammunition Factory
Eugui/Eugi, Navarra
Royal Eugi Ammunition Factory

A milestone in the economic history of Navarre and Spain in the 18th century

The Irati Forest
Ochagavía-Otsagabia, Navarra
The Irati Forest
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Muskilda
Ochagavía-Otsagabia, Navarra
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Muskilda
Señorío de Bertiz Natural Park
Oyeregui/Oieregi, Navarra
Señorío de Bertiz Natural Park

The historical and artistic garden of Bertiz

Cave of Zugarramurdi
Zugarramurdi, Navarra
Cave of Zugarramurdi
Monastery of San Salvador de Leyre
Yesa, Navarra
Monastery of San Salvador de Leyre
Castle of Javier
Javier, Navarra
Castle of Javier

Pilgrimage destination in honour of the patron saint of Navarre, Saint Francis Xavier

Saint Mary of Eunate
Muruzábal, Navarra
Saint Mary of Eunate

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Sanctuary of San Miguel de Aralar
Uharte/Arakil, Navarra
Sanctuary of San Miguel de Aralar

Jewel of Romanesque architecture, centre of spirituality

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