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Off Camino

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.


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

September 1st to October 14th

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


Camino de Sant… (not verified)

There is a schedule online, saying that this chapel would only be open during the weekend in October. I decided to try going there anyway on a Tuesday and the chapel happened to be open for visits. If you can stand walking 2km in the plain sun, make the detour. It's simple but beautiful. Worth the 1,5€.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

If you have extra energy only do this. Hours are incorrect. I walked the extra km but it was closed. No shade! You will melt unless it is early in the day.


It’s annoying that you circle back to Obanos but that is the Camino. This is so worth your walk to get to it. You can see it as soon as you leave town so you know just how far it is. We went on a Sunday afternoon and they happened to be open. So grateful!


I was told I could bypass Obanos and take a "back way" from Eunate to Puente La Reina. I never found it. I wound up walking along NA-1110 for about 2.5 km. It was stressful, but the church was well worth the effort.