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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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  • 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.

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  • The complex of monumental buildings in Roncesvalles (founded in the 12C) includes an important hostel where pilgrims where accommodated and comforted, a square-layout funerary chapel that is now Silo de Carlomagno and a collegiate with many relics. T..

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  • Consecration of this Gothic building that was inspired by the churches of the Paris region took place in 1219. Under the dais of the high altar, the current symbol of pilgrimage is a Virgin and Child from a 13C or 14C French workshop.

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    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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