Yesa and its reservoir: town with a view of the Pyrenean Sea - Heredad Beragu Hotel Rural en Gallipienzo - Navarra Yesa and its reservoir: town with a view of the Pyrenean Sea - Heredad Beragu Hotel Rural en Gallipienzo - Navarra

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Yesa and its reservoir: town with a view of the Pyrenean Sea

Located between the mountains is the town of Yesa, which is characterised for its emblematic water reservoir. The Yesa reservoir is perfect for relaxing on a warm day and go for a swim or do water sports on our first stop towards our destination of Yesa.

 

Yesa is located in the mountain range of Leyre, which is where the Monastery of San Salvador de Leyre (9th Century) is located less than 4 km away from the town centre. This is one of the most important monasteries in Spain because of its history and architecture. Although at first it was built as a Benedictine location, it was subsequently owned by Cistercian monks. In addition to its architecture and construction, its surroundings make this monastery a very special place filled with vegetation with beech and scotch pine woods, oaks or fauna such as the bearded vulture.

 

Another one of our stops at Yesa is the Church of San Esteban, where we can view its old paintings and where we can enjoy the rich culture of the area.

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Gallipienzo uno de los pueblos más bonitos de España junto a Ujue en Navarra, most beatiful villages in spain in navarre

Gallipienzo, medieval town – History of a kingdom.

Gallipienzo uno de los pueblos más bonitos de España junto a Ujue en Navarra, most beatiful villages in spain in navarre

Gallipienzo, medieval town – History of a kingdom.

The history of the old Kingdom of Navarre is not only told about the entire territory, but also of each and every one of its population centres, which have been important throughout the ages. This is the case of Gallipienzo, which we have notions about since Roman times in the Iberian Peninsula, through the different archaeological sites and remains that have been found in the area.

The most important archaeological sites that have been found are Santa Criz de Eslava (which can be visited) and other remains found in the nearest district to Gallipienzo, known as “los Casquilletes de San Juan”, which can be seen in the Museum of Pamplona.

However, the time when Gallipienzo reached its maximum splendour is undoubtedly the Middle Ages, when the fortress we know today as Gallipienzo was built to serve as a resistance centre against the Moors around the year 924, later becoming a bordering villa between the kingdoms of Navarre and Aragon.

Gallipienzo remains true to its past with its intricate and beautiful narrow stone streets and some architectural monuments from that period. Some of these are listed below:

Parroquia de San Pedro (Parish Church of San Pedro): dating back to the 14th century, its front façade has been preserved and its main altarpiece is noteworthy, of which only the sculpture remains, a carving of the “Virgen del Rosario” (Our Lady of the rosary) and another one of a Gothic style “Virgen en pie” (Virgin standing). The interior decorations on the benches and corridors reflect themes related with Saint Peter and scenes from the Passion of Christ.

Another great treasure of this villa is the Church of San Salvador (13th-14th centuries), which was declared an Asset of Cultural interest in 1994 due to its artistic value. Also, Gallipienzo conserves one of the seven crypts that exist in the Iberian Peninsula. We are referring to the Crypt of Santa Margarita, a jewel of late Roman 12th century architecture, although with a certain air of renaissance.

From the high area of the town we can see the Roman Bridge, which has been rebuilt on several occasions since the Middle Ages, giving it the appearance it has today. During that period, the bridge had a defensive tower to control access.

If the traveller is looking for a place without light pollution where to enjoy astro-tourism, the hermitage of Nuestra Señora de la Peña (13th century) is the perfect place to observe the stars.

Walking the streets of the town of dreams we find other places of historic and cultural interest of what once was life at Gallipienzo. At this point, the passageways are worth mentioning, which are spaces that separated the houses of the town, normally signalling that it was a noble house. An example of this is the passageway on Juego Largo street.

An important area for the people of that period to socialise was la Plaza del Matadero, a place where animals were slaughtered and left hanging to dry before taking them to the meat market to feed the families of the town.

We can see these as well as many other charms from the medieval period of Gallipienzo. We invite you to take a walk on the stone narrow streets and discover nooks that seem to have been taken out from the history of another time.

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Natural reserve of Kaparreta – Natural surroundings of Gallipienzo

Gallipienzo is a very fortunate town for having such natural surroundings with an acknowledged natural value and a characteristic beauty that can be seen with the naked eye from the heights of the town.

We are referring to Kaparreta, declared a natural Reserve in 1987, with vegetation such as holly, kermes, buxus, juniperus (used to make home-made pacharán, a sloe-flavoured liqueur) and savin junipers. The inhabitants of Gallipienzo and the neighbouring towns enjoy this landscape through hiking trails, Nordic walking, and guided tours to see different types of birds or photography, with impressive panoramic views.

The birds that dwell in Kaparreta and for which a lookout was established at Gallipienzo to practice bird watching, are the Egyptian vulture, griffon vulture, peregrine falcon, eagle owl and the golden eagle, and the most important of them all, Bonelli’s eagle. For these reasons and due to its natural and ecological value, in 2014 Gallipienzo was chosen as the ideal place to recover the population of Bonelli’s Eagle in Navarre, through the LIFE Bonelli European initiative.

Also, since 1996, the Natural Reserve of Kaparreta has been considered a Special Protected area for birds (ZEPA is the Spanish acronym) and is part of the Natura 2000 network; also, an effort is being made to conserve its 9 natural habitats of wild flora and fauna.

Another one of the reasons for the beauty of this Natural Reserve is that it is crossed by the Aragon River, which nourishes this area with its water and together with the mountains, comprises what is known as Aragon River’s Green Canyon.

Places with great beauty and natural value surrounding Gallipienzo, also known as “the town of dreams”.

Find out more about the plans and activities surrounding Gallipienzo by contacting the Heredad Beragu team or by visiting our website www.heredadberaguhotel.com.

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Old Gallipienzo offers tourists different walking tours to enjoy its intricate narrow streets, paying special importance on the natural landscape and highlighting aspects of the history of this watchtower town, which makes us value how important the Kingdom of Navarre used to be.

 

The first urban walking tour is focussed on the natural wealth; starting at the Fountain and heading towards the interpretive trail of the natural reserve. From there we will walk to the bird observatory, to subsequently climb up to the hermitage of “Nuestra Señora de la Peña”. We will return to the town via the “Camino de las Estelas” and to complete the tour, we will visit the incredible Church of San Salvador. – https://bit.ly/3aOdRne

 

The urban route dedicated to the town’s history begins at the fountain and heads towards the exhibition area. We will then walk along “Juego Largo” street until arriving at a Passageway. Upon arrival we are welcomed by the strong walls of the Parish Church of San Pedro, we will then reach “Plaza del Matadero”, and then return to the Chruch of San Salvador. – https://bit.ly/34immFW

 

Both paths take about 50 minutes to complete and we recommend wearing comfortable shoes. A place to get lost between stone walls and great beauty.

 

Ask about all the available hiking tours aimed at discovering Gallipienzo and its surroundings at www.visitgallipienzo.com

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