At twilight, or taking advantage of the subtle colours of dawn is the best time to discover one of the loveliest and most evocative churches on the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago
de Compostela: the church of Our Lady of Eunate (1170), a simple, unique and mysterious building.
It stands in solitude just before you reach Puente la Reina
in the middle of a flat, open landscape which takes on the colour of sunflowers in summer. Its octagonal layout and the cloister that surrounds it differentiate it from any other Romanesque church.
The continuing mystery about its origin and its unsettling interior have aroused great interest in this church, which has been a pilgrims' hospital, a funeral chapel, a beacon and guide for walkers, a place of Christian worship and a telluric sanctuary for those seeking esoteric powers.
Come and be fascinated by its enigmatic geometry
and breathtaking interior, and try to guess the meaning of its name in Basque: "one hundred doors".
At Mururzábal (in the valley of Valdizarbe), on the route of the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago from Toulouse just before it converges in Puente la Reina with the route from Orreaga/Roncesvalles , the church of St. Mary of Eunate rises up, solitary and yet imposing, an unusual, beautiful and evocative example of Romanesque architecture which has been declared a national monume ... [+ info]
de primavera 2013: de martes a domingo, de 10:30 a 13:30 y de 16:00 a 19:00. Lunes siempre cerrado.
Description: a las 12:00 y a las 17:00, (Rosa, 628872835) los días de apertura de la iglesia o bien contactar con la OIT de Puente la Reina (948341301).
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