Valdorba, is located between the dry region of the South and the Pyrenees in the North of Navarre, constituting a wonderful mosaic of varied landscape of transition between the two counties, being able to enjoy Mediterranean forests alternating with beech and oak Atlantic forests, as well as fields of cereal with wildflowers, mushrooms and truffles. And are these, specifically, the treasure that Valdorba trees hide among its roots and that visitors can enjoy, in season, in delicious dishes that are served in the restaurants of the area.
Their villages settled along the times in more plain areas or on hills with a typically Romanesque church. You can enjoy a peaceful atmosphere in which the rural world is the main protagonist of our lives. Conservation over time of their modes of cultivation delimited with boundaries of scrubs and woods, has provided a special natural wealth, and several spaces protected by the European Union as a “Place of Community Interest” and Special Conservation Area “Montes de Valdorba.
As cultural motifs of particular interest, in La Valdorba you can enjoy various jewels that history has left behind over the centuries: Medieval orders and walkers traced by the Valley a branch of the route to Santiago. In Valdorba stands the chapel of the Christ of Cataláin, known for its portico and built in the middle of the 12th century. Are also important The “Rock oil mill of Solchaga “, the Church of Eristain, where we will discover the evolution and styles that has suffered this temple from Roman times, and the frescoes that treasures inside are also important. Especially unique is the chapel of Etxano, unique Romanesque church with all its symbols of profane character in its ornamentation.
Orísoain, is the parish church of San Martin, in which stand outs the Romanesque crypt located under the altar. Nearby, in the Centre of the town of Iracheta, you can admire the perfectly preserved Romanesque raised granary, built in stone with ashlars, featuring a stone stairway to access inside. There are also beautiful civil buildings in Barasoain, Olóriz or Pueyo.