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A border pass used in the Middle Ages by pilgrims heading to Santiago de Compostela, Roncesvalles is famous for the victory the Basques of Navarre inflicted in 778 on the rearguard of Charlemagne's army, which was returning to France on the orders of Roland. This legend was idealised on both sides of the Pyrenees, glorifying either the Basques or the Christians.

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  • Museum Interesting

    E - 31650 Roncesvalles

    Housed in former stables, the museum contains some fine pieces of silverware: a Mudéjar box, Romanesque evangelary, enamel reliquary from the 14C and a 16C Flemish triptych.

  • Monumental building

    E - 31650 Roncesvalles

    12C building including a hostel for pilgrims, a square funerary chapel that is now the Chapel of the Holy Spirit and a collegiate of relics. The vast buildings have grey walls and blue zinc roofs.

  • Church of the Royal Collegiate

    E - 31650 Roncesvalles

    Consecration of this Gothic church that was inspired y the churches of northern France took place in 1219. Under the dais of the main altar, the current symbol of pilgrimage is a Virgin and Child from a 13 or 14C French workshop.

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  • Hotel Roncesvalles

    Mayor, s/n E - 31650 Roncesvalles

    Hotel Roncesvalles offers free Wi-Fi and bright rooms with flat-screen TV. This restored Medieval hospital is situated beside Roncesvalles Monastery, an important point on the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage Route. Hotel Roncesvalles combines original..

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