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Contact details

Calle Única s/n
31650  Roncesvalles, Navarre  (Navarre)
Tel.:+34 948760301
Tel.:+34 948790480
Tel.:+34 948790480 / +34 625833483
Fax.:+34 948336011


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Tel.: +34 948790480 / +34 625833483


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    Way of Saint James, the first European Cultural Route and World Heritage Site. See more


The Royal Collegiate Church of Roncesvalles was built in the French Gothic style, in imitation of the cathedral of Nôtre Dame in Paris.

King Sancho VII built this church in the 13th century as part of the hospital’s facilities in Roncesvalles; its purpose was to provide succour to pilgrims on the Way of Saint James after crossing the Pyrenees. Highlights include the cloister, the chapel of San Agustín, the chapel of Santiago and the crypt, consisting of a straight section of barrel vault and a pentagonal apse. The walls and vaults are covered in mural paintings dating from the 13th century. The art treasures of the Royal collegiate church are housed in a museum in one of the rooms in the church, and include a particularly interesting collection of precious metalwork, exhibited in six display cases. Also outstanding is a chess set belonging to the Emperor Charlemagne, a Renaissance silver chest and a silver-plated wooden statue of the Virgin and Child. There is also a selection of paintings, books and sculptures.

Collegiate church

Artistic period:

Historic period:
12th century

Practical information


From Apr 01 to Oct 31
From Monday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 15:30 to 19:00

From Nov 01 to Mar 31
From Monday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 15:00 to 18:00

From Dec 09 to Feb 13
From Monday to Sunday
From 10:30 to 14:30

Closing days: Wednesday


General: €4,30
Reduced: €3,65
Children: €2,50
(6 to 12 years)
Admission free for children under 6


Audio guide   The guided tour includes Monumental: Cloister, Museum, Silo of Charlemagne and Church of Santiago.


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