6.10km → Zariquiegui
To end of camino: 
695.60
Altitude: 
464

One restaurant, Asador El Tremendo, does a pilgrim menu for about 10 euro. The grocery store in Cizur MAYOR is a short walk to your west, though a smaller shop with basic staples is available in town.

History: 

The Hospitallers of Jerusalem (the Knights of Malta) cared for pilgrims between here and the Alto de Perdón. Later, when the Knights Templar disappeared, they also took over operations west of here in Puente la Reina.

Fiesta: 

The Romería (a sort of local pilgrimage) to the Santuario de Nuestra Señora del Perdón (the namesake of the alto ahead, see history inset below) is held on Easter Monday.

Accommodation in Cizur Menor [Zizur Txikia]

Private

1

Albergue de peregrinos de la Orden de Malta
Private
Albergue de Cizur Menor

27
7€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de peregrinos de la Orden de Malta

2

Albergue Familia Roncal
Private
Albergue Familia Roncal
Lurbeltzeta

51
13€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Familia Roncal
2.40km → Alto del Perdón
To end of camino: 
689.50
Altitude: 
623

From here the climb is steady to the Alto de Perdón. If you have watched Martin Sheen’s “The Way” you may recognize the front of the Iglesia de San Andres as the setting for one of the movie’s earlier scenes.

Accommodation in Zariquiegui

Private

1

Albergue San Andrés
Private
Camino de Santiago, 4

18
11€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue San Andrés
Photo of Zariquiegui on the Camino de Santiago
3.50km → Uterga
To end of camino: 
687.10
Altitude: 
752

At 756m the Sierras del Perdón are the highest point for the next 170km. Between going up, and going back down, it is the latter which requires more care and a sturdy foot.

History: 

The name derives from the chapel of Nuestra Señora del Perdon that once stood here. A legend tell us that it was along the climb to the alto where the devil tempted a thirsty pilgrim; offering to disclose the location of a fountain in exchange for his soul. The pilgrim refuses, and is...

Photo of Alto del Perdón on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Alto del Perdón on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Alto del Perdón on the Camino de Santiago
2.70km → Muruzábal
To end of camino: 
683.60
Altitude: 
495

Accommodation in Uterga

Private

1

Albergue Casa Baztán
Private
Mayor, 46

24
12+€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Casa Baztán

2

Albergue Camino del Perdón
Private
Mayor, 57

16
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Camino del Perdón
Hostal

3

Hostal Camino del Perdón
Hostal
Iruzpeguia, 20

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostal Camino del Perdón
Photo of Uterga on the Camino de Santiago

Camino de Santiago Map 4

Camino de Santiago Map 4
1.80km → Obanos
To end of camino: 
680.90
Altitude: 
443

Accommodation in Muruzábal

Private

1

Albergue El Jardín de Muruzábal
Private
Monte Viejo, 21

23
10€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue El Jardín de Muruzábal

2

Albergue Mendizabal
Private
Mayor, 7

10
12+€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Mendizabal
Off Camino: 
2.60

Octagonal 12th century Iglesia de Eunate.

The history of this ermita is still up for debate, and like most things in Spain are divided into two camps. Some believe it is of Knights Templar origin, and the rest believe it was a funeral chapel. Separate yourself from that intellectual debate and you will find a countryside setting with a small gem of architecture for you to contemplate.

SUMMER HOURS:

March 24th to June 30th

MON - SUN 10:30-14:00 / 15:00-19:00

July 1st to August 31st

MON - SUN 10:30-14:00 / 16:00-20:00

...

To end of camino: 
679.10
Altitude: 
414
History: 

Obanos is the real-life setting of a passion play that takes place here every even-numbered year at the end of July. It is a tragic tale of two saints.

The origins of the play are traced to the 14th century, when Santa Felicia, sister to the Duke of Aquitaine (San...

Fiesta: 

The Mystery of Obanos - end of July on even numbered years, see history below.

The Road: 

Outside of Obanos, on the road to Puente la Reina, the Camino Aragonés joins the Camino Francés.

Accommodation in Obanos

Private

1

Albergue Atseden
Private
Camino de Santiago, 2

12
13€

2

Albergue USDA de Obanos
Private

36
9€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue USDA de Obanos
Casa Rural

3

Casa Rural Raichu
Casa Rural
Larrotagaña, 2

9
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Casa Rural Raichu

4

Casa Rural Villazón II
Casa Rural
San Sebastián, 5

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Casa Rural Villazón II
Hostal

5

Hostal Rural Mamerto
Hostal
San Lorenze ,13
Photo of Obanos on the Camino de Santiago
5.00km → Mañeru
To end of camino: 
676.60
Altitude: 
350

There are a pair of churches in town that are worthy of a peek. They are the Iglesia del Crucifijo (with a rather distinct crucifix) and the Iglesia de Santiago (with its black Santiago).  The best view of the old bridge is from the new bridge.

History: 

The name of this town is rather romantically attributed to the benefactor of the bridge over the río Arga. It is a nice sentiment, but not an altogether accurate one. In fact, historians quibble over which 11th century Queen had it built. One thing is for certain, banditry continued to...

Fiesta: 

Puenta la Reina celebrates Santiago as their patron, from July 24th to July 30th. They also have a few harvest festivals in September, including one which celebrates the red peppers that are grown in the hills between here and Eunate.

The Road: 

The camino leaves Puente la Reina by passing over its namesake bridge. From there it turns left, crosses the main road, and follows a footpath. Shortly, it begins a short but steep ascent on slippery-when-wet terrain. It is not uncommon to find cyclists pushing their gear upwards. 

Accommodation in Puente la Reina [Gares]

Private

1

Albergue Jakue
Private
Irunbidea

20
13€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Jakue

2

Albergue Puente
Private
Los Fueros, 57

32
13€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Puente

3

Albergue Estrella Guía
Private
Los Fueros, 34

6
15*€

4

Albergue Amalur
Private
Cerco Viejo, 3

20
11€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Amalur

5

Albergue Santiago Apóstol (Puenta la Reina)
Private
Paraje el Real

100
12-14€
Parochial

6

Albergue de los Padres Reparadores
Parochial
Plaza Guillermo Zicke

100
7€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de los Padres Reparadores
Pension

7

Ganbara
Pension
Mayor, 86

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Ganbara
Hostal

8

Hostal Zubi XXI
Hostal
Irunbidea, 28
Hotel Rural

9

Hotel Rural Bidean ⭑
Hotel Rural
Mayor, 20

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Rural Bidean ⭑

10

Hotel Rural El Cerco ⭑
Hotel Rural
Rodrigo Ximenez de Rada, 36

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Rural El Cerco ⭑
Photo of Puente la Reina [Gares] on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Puente la Reina [Gares] on the Camino de Santiago
2.80km → Cirauqui
To end of camino: 
671.60
Altitude: 
457

Mañeru is a small village whose streets rival in confusion the best of labyrinths. Like the next village Cirauqui, it boasts a large number of impressive coats of arms carved into the large homes.

Fiesta: 

Expect a small celebration on the last weekend of June, and a larger one during the last week of August.

Accommodation in Mañeru

Private

1

Albergue El Cantero
Private
Esperanza, 2

26
11€
5.40km → Lorca
To end of camino: 
668.80
Altitude: 
485

Cirauqui sits perched atop a small hill and it seems that everywhere you go is uphill.  At the entrance to town is a medieval cross and at the top of town stands the Iglesia de San Román, the plaza, and an albergue.

Don’t forget to stamp your credentials under the archway.

History: 

Excavations in the surrounding area have turned up traces of a Roman settlement; a 2000-year-old milaro is preserved in the Iglesia de San Román, and the way out of town is over a Roman bridge.

Fiesta: 

The Day of the Cross is on the 14th of September, with a celebration from the 13th to the 19th.

Accommodation in Cirauqui

Private

1

Albergue de Peregrinos Maralotx de Cirauqui
Private
Plaza Grande, 4

32
14€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Peregrinos Maralotx de Cirauqui
Photo of Cirauqui on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Cirauqui on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Cirauqui on the Camino de Santiago
4.80km → Villatuerta
To end of camino: 
663.40
Altitude: 
463

The two bars in town are at the far end, near the main plaza/fronton court.

History: 

King García Ramírez, the grandson of El Cid, died here in November of 1150. The first guidebook to the camino tells that the waters here were poisonous to horses, in fact so too was the water in every stream between here and Estella and a few more beyond. It was propaganda...

Accommodation in Lorca

Private

1

Albergue de Lorca
Private
Mayor, 40

14
7€

2

Albergue La Bodega del Camino
Private
Placeta, 8

40
10-12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue La Bodega del Camino
Casa Rural

3

Casa Nahia
Casa Rural
Pamplona, 9

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Casa Nahia
Photo of Lorca on the Camino de Santiago
To end of camino: 
658.60
Altitude: 
441

You will pass through a brief section of modern rural expansion before crossing the río Iranzu by way of a double arched Romanesque bridge to enter the old town. Do pay a visit to the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción.

History: 

As far back as Puente la Reina artifacts proving previous Roman occupations have been uncovered. In fact, much of the road between here and there, apart from the stretches obliterated by the new A-12, was originally a Roman road.

Fiesta: 

The Virgen is celebrated on the 15th of August.  The celebration of San Veremundo is held on the 8th of March.

Accommodation in Villatuerta

Private

1

Albergue La Casa Mágica
Private
Rebote, 5

40
14€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue La Casa Mágica

2

Albergue Etxeurdina
Private
Río Iranzu, 3

14
15€
Casa Rural

3

Casa Rural 643 km
Casa Rural
Pl. Rebote, 3
Photo of Villatuerta on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Villatuerta on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Villatuerta on the Camino de Santiago
2.00km → Ayegui
To end of camino: 
654.90
Altitude: 
426

Estella, in spite of not being a very big town, has a lot to offer. The camino enters along the river and keeps to the west bank. To see many of the churches, or to stay in some of the albergues, you will need to cross the río Ega.

The town boasts an impressive number of historically significant buildings, so many that to visit them all would take the better part of a weekend. The two not to be missed are the Palacio de los Reyes de Navarra (never actually used by the King of Navarra) and the Iglesia de San Pedro de la Rua. The others include the...

History: 

Geographically speaking, Estella sits to the north of what would otherwise be an easy walk west from Villatuerta. Its growth as a commercial center developed not because of pilgrims (as was the case in most places) but rather at the manipulations of King Sancho Ramirez at the end...

Fiesta: 

Thursday is market day in Estella, just as it was 900 years ago. Be sure to stop by the Plaza de los Fueros (opposite the Iglesia de San Juan) for a fresh selection of just about everything in season across Spain.

Estella has two patrons, San Andres and La Virgen del Puy. The former is celebrated as “El Viernes de Gigantes” on the first Friday before the First Sunday in August. Giants abound, and there is a running of the bulls. The latter, for the Virgin, is celebrated on May 25th.

The Road: 

If you stayed in one of the albergues on the new side of the town, cross back over the river to rejoin the camino out of town.

Accommodation in Estella [Lizarra]

Municipal

1

Hospital de Peregrinos de Estella
Municipal
La Rúa, 50

96
6€
Private

2

Albergue La Hostería de Curtidores
Private
Curtidores, 43

27
17€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue La Hostería de Curtidores

3

Alda Estella Hostel
Private
Plaza Santiago, 41

30
11€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Alda Estella Hostel

4

Ágora Hostel
Private
Callizo Pelaires, 3

20
18€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Ágora Hostel
Parochial

5

Albergue Capuchinos Rocamador
Parochial
Rocamador, 6

54
16-20€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Capuchinos Rocamador

6

Albergue Parroquial San Miguel Archangel
Parochial
Mercado Viejo, 18

32
Donativo€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Parroquial San Miguel Archangel
Association

7

Albergue de ANFAS de Estella
Association
Cordeleros, 7

34
8€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de ANFAS de Estella
Camping

8

Camping Lizarra
Camping
C.P.: 31200 Estella-Navarra

5.62€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Camping Lizarra
Casa Rural

9

B&B Zaldu
Casa Rural
Pío Baroja ,1

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: B&B Zaldu
Pension

10

Pensión Fonda Izarra
Pension
Calderería, 20
Hostal

11

Hostal Cristina
Hostal
Baja Navarra, 1

Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostal Cristina

12

Hostal El Volante ⭑⭑
Hostal
Merkatondoa, 2

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostal El Volante ⭑⭑
Photo of Estella [Lizarra] on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Estella [Lizarra] on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Estella [Lizarra] on the Camino de Santiago

Camino de Santiago Map 5

Camino de Santiago Map 5
5.50km → Azqueta
To end of camino: 
652.90
Altitude: 
490

This town has grown to connect with Estella.

The Road: 

On the way out of Estella, look for the arrows at the second roundabout which direct you away from the road and onto a track which runs up and to the right, taking you behind the commercial shopping centers and into Ayegui.

At the end of town, BEFORE you get to a small park...

Accommodation in Ayegui

Municipal

1

Albergue Juvenil Oncineda
Municipal
Monasterio de Irache

150
10€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Juvenil Oncineda

2

Albergue San Cipriano de Ayegui
Municipal
Polideportivo, 3

26
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue San Cipriano de Ayegui
Camping

3

Camping Iratxe
Camping
Prado de Irache, 14

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Camping Iratxe

Sponsored by the nearby Bodegas Irache, there is a fountain here which pours both water and wine.

The plaque on the wall reads: “If you want to go to Santiago with strength and vitality, of this great wine have a drink and toast to happiness.” Greatness is subjective.

Another sign reminds you not to abuse their generosity.

The paper trail for the monastery leads back to 958, and it was the site of Navarra’s first pilgrim hospital. It is a large complex set in a landscape of vineyards. Like many other Benedictine monasteries across the peninsula, it has served as both a barrack to Napoleon’s troops, and as a hospital during the Carlist wars.

Free admission, but opens a bit late (10am) for pilgrims departing from Estella. The park opposite has picnic tables and nice shade trees.


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