Navarra

Navarre boasts some of the Iberian Peninsula’s most beautiful landscapes, and Navarre holds special significance within Jesuit spirituality and history: St. Francis Xavier, Ignatius’s closest companion and one of the founding Jesuits, was born in Navarre.

Navarre is site of one of the most dramatic incidents in Ignatius’s own life. As a young man, Ignatius served as courtier and soldier who sought to win glory as a military man. In 1521, French troops invaded Navarre, supported by many in Navarre who, proud of their long, independent history, sought to carve out greater independence from the King of Castile (ruler of the kingdom that, over time, came to dominate the land we today call Spain). Ignatius of Loyola led a futile defense of the citadel at Pamplona, was wounded by cannon shot, and was transported back to his home. During his long convalescence, he underwent a profound conversion; no longer interested in military and courtly glory, he began to wonder how he might imitate the great saints in serving Jesus.

LODGING

Alfaro

Taxis La Esperanza . Tel: 678 617 029
Taxis La Esperanza . Tel: 678 617 029
Taxis Javier Gil . Tel: 626 310 612
Taxis Javier Gil . Tel: 626 310 612

CASTEJÓN

Taxi . Tel: 636 471 672
Taxi . Tel: 636 471 672

Gallur

Hostal El Colono . (special prices for pilgrims) 976 864 275.
City Hall . Las Moreras s/n Tel.: 976 864 073. Free admission to the municipal swimming pool for pilgrims carrying credentials.
Albergue de peregrinos . Pilgrims’ hostel (32 beds. Beside the train station).

Mallén

Hostal Pinocho . s/ Tudela, 4. Tel.: 976 850 225.
City Hall . Tel.: 976 850 005.

Ribaforada

City Hall . : 948 864 005.

Tudela

Youth Hostel . Call and make reservation. C/ Camino Caritat, 17. Tel.: 616 931 104 / 948 402 779.
Taxis de Tudela . Tel: 948 822 027
Taxis de Tudela . Tel: 948 822 027
Taxi Aranguren . Tel: 948 821 199
Taxi Aranguren . Tel: 948 821 199
Pensión La Estrella . Carnicerías, 12. Tel.: 948 828 572.
NH Delta*** . Avenida de Zaragoza, 29. Tel.: 948 821 400.
Hotel Tudela Bardenas*** . Avenida de Zaragoza, 60. Tel.: 948 410 802.
Hotel Santamaría*** . San Marcial, 14. Tel.: 948 821 200.
Hotel Ñ Tudela Momentos de Navarra*** . Mañeru, s/n. Tel.: 948 413 413.
Hotel AC Ciudad de Tudela*** . Calle de la Misericordia. Tel.: 948 402 440.
Hostal Remigio . (next to the Plaza of Los Fueros: discount for pilgrims). Tel.: 948 820 850.
Hostal Pichorradicas . C/ Cortadores, 11. Tel.: 948 821 021.
City Hall . Tel.: 948 417 100

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