Etayo is in the Ega valley, at the foot of the elongated Sierra de San Gregorio, the Codés mountain range followed by Lokiz, Monjardín and Montejurra. Estella is the closest city.
SEÑORÍO DE LEARZA
Learza was part of the land owned by the marquisate of Vesolla and, before that, there are indications it was a nucleus of population in times past: no less than the Bronze Age itself. There are some vestiges of this time, including cave paintings like the one in the Peñas del Cuarto cave, near the Portillo de la Sierra de San Gregorio, showing a drawing of a rider on his horse.
A PLACE WITH HISTORY
Etayo was declared a royal town by King Theobald II in 1234. Carlos II handed it over to Beltrán Vélez de Guevara and it later became a dependency of Fernando de Baquedano and the church at Gollano which inherited it from him. In 1369, it was sold together with Oco and Riezu to Miguel Pérez of Ciriza.
In the village you can visit the parish church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción. A building of medieval origin, of which there are only a few remnants scattered near the current baroque church.
This is an iconic and historic place that you should not miss if you visit this town.
GASTRONOMY OF THE AREA
In the central part are abundant dryland plains and irrigated orchards, where the asparagus and pepper are outstanding, where good D.O. Navarre wine is also produced. For those people who like to enjoy good food, heading into the mid-Navarre area is almost essential.
FUN THINGS TO DO
The house has a large games room in the basement, with a small frontón, darts, table tennis and board games to enjoy. There are also outdoor activities, as the house has an adjoining green area with garden furniture where you can have a barbecue. Although it is quite small, Etayo has a wide range of activities and places to visit nearby: wineries and restaurants, for example, as well as natural areas.
CAMINO DE SANTIAGO (ST JAMES’ WAY)
Near Etayo is stage 2 of the Camino de Santiago or St James Way, from Estella to Los Arcos.
The closest point to the Camino de Santiago by car is in Urbiola. We have a transport service to pick up pilgrims. If you want to hire this service, please let us know in advance.
BODEGAS IRACHE WINERY
15 minutes from the village is Bodegas Irache, a well-known winery in Navarre famous for its D.O. Navarre wine, where you can experience guided tours and wine tastings.
CLUB DEPORTIVO HÍPICA DE ACEDO
En la hípica de Acedo se organizan excursiones en caballo. Podéis dar un paseo por los alrededores, valle de lana, via verde, siempre acompañado de 1 monitor o profesor de la hípica. La duración habitual es de 1 a 2 horas.