→ 0.30 → Monasterio de Zenarruza → 4.00km → Munitibar

Altitude
305
To end of camino
734.50
History

On the west gate of the Monastery is a relief carving of an eagle carrying a skull, not a traditional motif for any building but one that illustrates the story of the monastery’s early days. On the day of the Assumption in 968, residents of a nearby Munitibar (the next town on the camino) were celebrating mass when an eagle flew into an open tomb and made off with the skull. They tracked the bird to this spot, where he released the skull. Recognizing divinity when the saw it a church was built, which grew to sustain a town and by the 14th century work on the monastery had begun.

The Road

Beyond the monastery the camino turns right and into the forest again.

Comments

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Didn't stay there because of the comments with the old man, and a peregrina told me the day after that the same happened to her.
Apart from that, it looks lovely and some people said they had a wonderful communal dinner and there was a mass for peregrinos as well.
Probably around 30-40 people stayed there.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Also had similar encounter with the old man who appeared to me to be a monk covered with black anorak. Quite disconcerting. I'm 71!

michael

We missed this pace and stayed in Markina instead but honestly its so picturesque we would probably have chosen to stay here instead. Seems like it was open as other pilgrims we met stayed here.

michael

I got here early because of an injury hoping to stay the night and had a very unsettling experience with an older man on the property. I thought he lived/worked there but now I’m not sure he did. After greeting each other he kept telling me to hug him and would not let go of my arms. It looked like a lovely place but I was definitely not staying there alone after that. Bummer to have experiences like that on the Camino.

michael

We missed this pace and stayed in Markina instead but honestly its so picturesque we would probably have chosen to stay here instead. Seems like it was open as other pilgrims we met stayed here.

michael

The best place to stay for one or two days.do’nt miss this place. Buen Camino . Hans

michael

Peaceful place to relax

michael

Nice place to stay, to eat but not the best to sleap.

michael

Check in only between 1530 and 1545 in front of the monastery shop

michael

21 beds total