Herbalists route

Ezkurra, Navarre, Spain

The medieval society of Navarra (XVth, XVIth and XVIIth centuries) was characterized by the political, cultural and religious differences (civil wars, conquest of the Kingdom of Navarra by the Kingdom of Castile, paganism against crhistianity...)

This was used by the religious and political powerful people to invent accusations of sorcery that spreaded the fright among the inhabitants of the region.

The isolation of the area helped to spread theories about Devil worshipping, as it appears on documents from that period.

The first testimonies of witchcraft in Navarra are documented in 1328.

This route follows the steps of herbolists and midwifes to the “Sorginzelaia” area (sorcery field) These women based their beliefs in Nature which protected them and other pagan myths (Mari, Akerbeltz…) that were oftenly mistaken for sorcery.

We’ll go back along a valley of difficult access. Water and well preserved vegetation offered lots of material to herbolists (plants and animals for the night “parties” according to their pagan beliefs)

Once we’re back in town we’ll follow the steps of inquisitor Don Alonso de Salazar y Frías. When he visited the village in 1611 he ordered that a beautiful stone cross was placed on the spot where “akelarres” (meetings to celebrate life and happyness) took place in the ancient times.

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100% refund if the tour is canceled more than 3 days befote the tour.

No refund if the tour is canceled 3 days before the tour or less

Free activity for children from 0 to 12 years old.

The routes and their duration will be adapted to the profile of the group according to the needs and expectations of the participants.



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