Things to see and do - Estella
Unmissable tourist sites
Estella Travel guide
Estella : Michelin's recommendations
Estella lies on both banks of the Ega and is divided into “parishes” that have expanded without losing their character. The elegance of its brick and stone façades is a reminder of the illustrious past of this town, chosen as a home by the kings of Navarre in the 12C. Estella was an important staging post on the Way of St James; as a result it boasts several buildings of great artistic value, mostly dating from the Romanesque period. Pilgrims came here to venerate the Virgin of the Puy.
Tourist attractions Estella : Things to see and do
The climb up the Hill of Urbasa is steep, but varied (rocky outcrops and copses) and beautiful. The contrasting valley that follows, spacious and wooded, is pleasantly refreshing. Descending after the summit (927m), there are views of the tall limest..
The Palace of the Kings of Navarre is an exceptional example of Romanesque civil architecture from the 12C. Its long facade is pierced with arcades and twin bays noteworthy for their capitals.
This was the pilgrims' route. The Palace of Brother Diego de Estella-Lizarra at n o 7 (Plateresque façade complete with coat of arms) is now a cultural centre; pop inside and admire the colonnaded patio. Also look out for monumental roof of San Crist..
Chapitel, 1 E - 31200 Estella
Hospederia Chapitel is located on a pedestrian street in central Estella, on the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage Route. Its rustic, air-conditioned rooms have flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and a private balcony. Rooms at the Chapitel feature wooden floo..
Zaldu, 15 E - 31200 Estella
Modern and cosy hotel that has been renovated from an old 19th-century flour factory and is situated on the shores of the river Ega. Located a 15-minute walk from the Santiago de Compostela Pilgrimage Route, this hotel is only 20 minutes' drive from ..
Avenida Yerri, 35 E - 31200 Estella
Hotel Yerri is situated less than 100 metres from Estella Bullring, in the centre of this historic Navarran town. It offers rooms with plasma TV and free Wi-Fi. All heated rooms at the Yerri have a ceiling fan and a work desk. The private bathrooms ..
Zaldu 15 E - 31200 Estella
av. de Yerri 10 E - 31200 Estella
A well-organised family restaurant, linked through to a public bar next door. Modern decor, with original lighting and outstanding cuisine.