Our house

Description

Casa Baquedano is a family seat from the 16th century, which is protected by the Institución Príncipe de Viana (Culture and Tourism Department from the Government of Navarre). There is a coat of arms on its facade. It has been carefully restored, taking into account the traditional style of the area. It shows stone walls, original fine wood beams, boiled clay paving and oak flooring.

It offers a wide garden area with swimming pool, barbecue and a porch fitted out for its use.

Parking area. Free Internet access.

House-rooms

The house offers 8 wide double rooms. Their decoration integrates impeccable quality furniture into the purity of rural architecture. Each room offers a totally equipped private bathroom.

Living rooms

The house has one living room on each of its three different floors.

The dining room is located on the ground floor, where you can enjoy a comfortable area to talk around the chimney.

On the first floor, you will be able to borrow a book to escape and relax in the reading room.

On the second floor, you will find another living room where you can enjoy tranquility and abandon yourself to your thoughts.


Murugarren (Winter of 2007)

Murugarren

A beautiful village with around 90 inhabitants. It is located in the foothills of Sierra de Urbasa-Andía and 4 km from Estella (medieval town known as "Toledo from the North").

There are buildings and coats of arms from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. The San Román Church was built in the 16th century and transformed its style during the Baroque period.

Murangurren's patron saint festivities in late August.


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Tierra-Estella

In this land, many artistic samples are found due to its history the Way of St James or Camino de Santiago crossed this land. There are several monasteries and Romanesque hermitages. Its nature is whimsical and irregular, showing an exuberant vegetation.

It is possible to walk through beech woods (Atlantic climate) or hom-oak woods (Mediterranean climate). The highest elevations reach 1 400 m, but the difficulty for ascent and route is minimum.

Estella

Its capital, Estella, which was born from The Way of St James (stages from Puente la Reina to Estella and from Estella to Logroño), is still faithful to its portrait in the adagio 'Estella la bella' ("Estela, the Beautiful"), as it was known in the 15th century. It is a Romanesque town, whose nickname is 'the Toledo from the North', due to its historical and artistic heritage.

The influence of The Way of St James and of the Jewish quarter is present in all the city. It was founded in 1090 by the king Sancho Ramírez, but it is in the 12th and 13th centuries when Estella reaches its splendor. The Palace of the Kings of Navarre, which is probably the only civil Romanesque building in Navarre, dates back to this period.

Other examples of civil architecture in the city are the bridges of San Martín or Azucarero, and of the Jail; the Palace of Justice; and the medieval door of Castilla.

Among its religious buildings, we find the late Romanesque Church of San Pedro de la Rúa with a magnificent cloister from the 12th century; the Church of San Miguelwith a representative northern facade and a Gothic altarpiece of Santa Elena; the Church of Holy Sepulchre with a Gothic facade from the 14th century; and the neo-Gothic Basilica of "Our Lady of the Puy" , which is located in the place where, according to the legend, the Virgin del Puy appeared. From this place, you will be able to enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the city.

The popular celebrations to honour the Virgin del Puy and the Apostle St. Andrew begin the Friday preceeding the first Sunday of August (Viernes de Gigantes). Celebrations last a week. Every morning there is a running of heifers through the streets. They are traditionally the women who take part in them. Celebrations continue in the streets until one o'clock in the morning. At this time, there is a dance ( Baile de la Era , characteristic dance from Estella) and, then, La Bajadica del Che.