The church of San Pedro de Echano

The church of San Pedro de Echano belongs to the municipality of Olóriz. Today is a exempt building located in a small valley. The 'Despoblado de Echano' that names the place is half hidden among the trees of a forest of oaks and is located north of the temple, approximately 250-300 meters straight up the slope of the mountain. It is known that Echano had its own parish church. The first documented of the 'Despoblado' appears in 'Los Cartularios Reales', 1007-1384 (General Archive of Navarre), quoting the King Theobald II of Navarre, in the year 1264, granted them exemption from punishment for involuntary homicide much the villages of the Valdorba, among which was that of Echano. Later, in 1373, documented in "Loose Papers" II, 1237-1399 (General Archive of Navarre), is reported to Jehan de Neuffons, squire of Queen acknowledges having accepted form the 'Recibidor' of Sangüesa and from the 'Jury of Echano', 6 'cahices' of barley delivered to the 'forrería' of the queen for their horses. The church of San Pedro de Echano is declared of Cultural Interest: DF 236/1993 of 26 July. B.O.N. 16.08.93. R-I-51-00008305. Delimitation environment: The Regional Decree declaration: X-615 579 Y-4721347. San Pedro de Echano, ValdorbaSan Pedro de Echano, ValdorbaSan Pedro de Echano, ValdorbaSan Pedro de Echano, Valdorba How to get from Hotel Valdorba Click to view the route on 'Google Maps'.

The Camino de Santiago in Valdorba

In Valdorba interesting examples of rural Romanesque architecture are preserved. Possibly the reason for this heritage is due to two secondary roads Camino de Santiago Aragon plied these territories during the Middle Ages. Pilgrims used a Roman road that came from Jaca and in Olleta was divided into two, one passing through Artariain and one in Amatriain, converging both in Garínoain, where continued to Artajona. Route 1: Olleta, Artariain, Eristain, Lepuzáin and Garínoain. Route 2: Olleta, Amatriain, Southern Alto de Muruzar, Benegorri, Sansomain and Garínoain.