ST JEAN PIED DE PORT

Donibane Garazi

St. Jean Pied de Port is 90 minutes from Goierri.

Surrounded by mountains and along the clear waters of Errobi, is this beautiful village, an unforgettable place for all who visit. Undoubtedly, a land of legend.
Notably, the contrast of its medieval streets with modern cosmopolitanism tourism. The typical old streets filled with pinkish stone houses, the old bridge, the Citadel and the church make St. Jean Pied De Port a peaceful and quiet, ideal for those seeking calm.

Some of the dates of the year in which Garazi Donibane color and joy filled streets are the July 15th (day of the martyr John of Maiorga) and August 15 (carnival), in which exposes the Basque culture by folklore, songs, ball games "pelota" and demonstrations of force, such as the "sokatira" and lifting stone. One of the things that stands out is the number of people who speak Basque: source language, but that time and the different historical events have made this strength has been weakened.

Do not forget that one of the most important features of St. Jean Pied de Port is that it takes the Camino de Santiago, a place of rest before resuming the march to Roncesvalles.

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