Roncesvalles

Information about Roncesvalles

Roncesvalles, known as Orreaga in Basque, is a historical place in our geography. This enclave, located at the foot of the Navarrese Pyrenees, has always been a point of entry to the Iberian Peninsula from French lands.

Home of deeds, battles and songs. A village that is a living memory of the passage and tradition of the Camino de Santiago, and that since the Middle Ages has given refuge and rest to countless pilgrims and personalities.

What to see and do in Roncesvalles

Royal Collegiate Church of Santa María de Roncesvalles

It is probably the most representative building of Roncesvalles. It is one of the best Gothic-style buildings in Navarre, which even preserves an image of the Virgin from the 14th century. Precisely King Sancho VII El Fuerte was its promoter, as his idea was to be buried there one day.