Belonging to the municipality of Esteribar, is located at the foot of Mount Iturratx, on the left bank of the river Arga. On 16 November 1794, the French, in a second attempt to reach Pamplona/Iruña, took Irotz and Zabaldika and were later rejected and forced to withdraw to their posts in Sorauren and Oloña. At the end of the foral period, it was governed by means of the deputy appointed by the valley, with the town councillor, elected by alternative houses. The bridge, also called Iturgaiz, in the year 1550 received a logging canon.
Their houses are scattered at the foot of the mountain and are characterised by their ashlar walls plastered with ashlar masonry in corners and openings. One of them has a cubic tower attached to one side and is located in the upper part of the village. The parish church of San Pedro is a modern construction, dating from 1920, although it follows 16th century style models. A tower with a cubic shaft and small windows is adjoined to the section of the choir on the Epistle side. Next to the door is a holy water fountain that may belong to a Romanesque style and is decorated with a relief that seems to be a fish, and also in this part we find a rococo altarpiece from the second half of the eighteenth century that lacks the carving of the holder. There is a Romanesque bridge built for the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago in the middle of the 11th century.
Irotz celebrates its festivities on 29 June in honour of San Pedro.
Three hermitages are known to have disappeared today: San Miguel, which had a hospital and brotherhood, Nuestra Señora de Asituri and the hermitage of Nuestra Señora de Monserrat, which is now a dwelling house.
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As far as Irotz we arrive following the N-135 between Pamplona/Iruña and Roncesvalles/Orreaga, turning off shortly after crossing Zabaldika, as we come from Pamplona/Iruña, along the road on our right that ascends towards this town.
There is a bus service from Monday to Saturday, which covers the route Pamplona/Iruña-Roncesvalles/Orreaga, another service is that of Pamplona/Iruña-Zubiri-Eugui from Monday to Friday.
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A milestone in the economic history of Navarre and Spain in the 18th century
Jewel of Romanesque architecture, centre of spirituality
Jewel of Ujué, ordered to be constructed by kings
At the bottom of a valley near a river and as horizon the sky
Pilgrimage destination in honour of the patron saint of Navarre, Saint Francis Xavier
Between the mountains and the Middle Zone of Navarre
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