It stands in solitude just before you reach Puente la Reina in the middle of a flat, open landscape which takes on the colour of sunflowers in summer. Its octagonal layout and the cloister that surrounds it differentiate it from any other Romanesque church.
The continuing mystery about its origin and its unsettling interior have aroused great interest in this church, which has been a pilgrims’ hospital, a funeral chapel, a beacon and guide for walkers, a place of Christian worship and a telluric sanctuary for those seeking esoteric powers.
Come and be fascinated by its enigmatic geometry and breathtaking interior, and try to guess the meaning of its name in Basque: “one hundred doors”.
Information and photograph obtained from the oficial website of the Navarre Tourist Board.
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