French Way - Villamayor de Monjardín

Information about Villamayor de Monjardín

Villamayor de Monjardín is a small village and municipality in the Comunidad Foral de Navarra, located on the French Way. It has been a village since the 12th century and an independent town council since 1846, so it has a long history to offer. This town contains an excellent natural heritage and a number of historical monuments, so it is of great tourist interest despite its modest size. It is an ideal place to soak up culture and relax in the open air.

What to see and do in Villamayor de Monjardín

Castle of San Esteban de Deyo or Monjardín Castle

This interesting construction dates back to the 10th century and is located near Villamayor de Monjardín, on a hill 890 m high. It is said that the remains of the Navarrese monarch Sancho Garcés I rest in this castle.

Of the original medieval enclosure of the castle, the old sandstone walls and the cistern inside a house with a vaulted ceiling have been preserved. The walls create a flat enclosure, in this one there is a hermitage of late construction. The remains of the keep can also be found on the site. This is one of the essential architectural events to visit in Villamayor de Monjardín.