It is an obligatory pass of the French Way, and it is situated in a high area from where you can see the valley and the surrounding villages, especially the palace of Guenduláin, which had to be a reference point for the establishment of nobility in the region. The Hospitallers of Saint John of Jerusalem and the Monastery of Irache possessed estates in their area since the 12th century. In 1227, Peter, abbot of Irache, granted Sancho, abbot of Zariquiegui-Zarikiegi, and his sons, the inheritance he already possessed, so that he could enjoy it as a collazo of the monastery and arrange for the tax to be paid.
At the beginning of the village is the parish of San Andrés, located in the middle of the road to Santiago, offers a late Romanesque style, with a very simple facade. Next, a small but well-structured street shows us the passage of the Jacobean route.
Its festivities are held on the penultimate weekend in June, and it also holds a local holiday on 3 October.
In Alto del Perdón there used to be a pilgrims' hospital and, until recently, a hermitage dedicated to the Virgen del Perdón. The legend that completes the monument could not be more explicit: "Where the Way of the wind crosses with that of the stars".
Shortly before reaching the summit, on the slopes of the mountain, there is a fountain of clear water known in the past as the Reniega fountain, today it is marked with the name of Gambellacos. According to an old legend, the devil appeared here in the form of a handsome young man to a thirsty pilgrim who climbed the port in the middle of summer. The devil offered him the possibility of refreshing himself and drinking if he denied God, but the traveller rejected the offer, then tempted him again, telling him that it would be enough to renounce the Virgin Mary to receive the precious liquid, which the man again refused, Satan insisted that he renounce then the apostle James to get the water, but the pilgrim in reply began to pray and the devil disappeared in a cloud of sulfur, instead appeared James dressed as a pilgrim and took him to the hidden fountain, giving him to drink with his scallop the crystal clear water.
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Zariquiegui-Zarikiegi is reached via the NA-6005 from the nearby A-12, the Camino dual carriageway, between Pamplona/Iruña and Logroño.
It has a municipal transport service in Navarre.
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