Ochagavia, (perhaps) the most beautiful village in the Pyrenees of Navarra

Rural architecture in Ochagavia in the Pyrenees of Navarra

If you are a photography fan, in yourtourist trip around Navarra it is essential that you visit Ochagavía, at the foot of the Pyrenees. And if not, too.

Ochagavia has the reputation of being the prettiest town of the Navarre Pyrenees, result of its long history and the special care that its inhabitants have for maintaining its external appearance.

One of the most beautiful images you can take from a trip to Navarra is get to Ochagavia at sunset, when sunlight highlights the facades of houses that follow each other on the banks of the Anduña river.

Rural architecture in Ochagavia in the Pyrenees of Navarra

Where is Ochagavia

Ochagavia you find it north of Salazar Valley, northeast of the Navarre Pyrenees.

At the confluence of Zatoia and Anduña rivers, its physiognomy is marked by being crossed by the latter and by the lush beech and wild pine forests that surround the town.

In fact, Ochagavia it is situated next to the limits of the Irati Jungle, one of the natural landscapes prettiest you can see in Navarre.

Rural architecture in Ochagavia in the Pyrenees of Navarra

From the proximity of Ochagavia to the aforementioned nature reserve of the Pyrenees, serve as shows the fact that it is in this town where the Interpretation Center of the Irati Forest.

The best to see and do in Ochagavia

When you get to OchagaviaFrom the first moment you will feel the passage of history through its streets and beautiful houses.

Indeed, the first historical references of Ochagavia date back to the eleventh century.

The great attraction of his visit of Ochagavia is to enjoy the beauty of your rural architecture.

It's about a nice villagewith picturesque stone houses covered by steep slate roofs with two or four waters.

Rural architecture in Ochagavia in the Pyrenees of Navarra

Some houses combine whitewashed areas and exposed stone on their facades; in others only the stone is seen.

Among them there are several palatial house of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

You will also see the stone noble shields his emblazoned houses, and the beautiful balconies and windows always flowery. And all very careful.

In your step you don't just have to travel both sides of the Anduña river, crossing the stone bridge of medieval origin, but you must enter through the narrow streets that surround the building of the town hall.

From there you will reach the church of St. John the Evangelist, whose origins date back to the twelfth century, whose interior are three Renaissance altarpieces 16th century

Rural architecture in Ochagavia in the Pyrenees of Navarra

In short, a very beautiful town to walk and enjoy taking pictures.

Photos of Ochagavia

To encourage you to visit it, here are more Ochagavia pictures, very beautiful town of Navarre Pyrenees.

How to get to Ochagavia

Ochagavia It is an hour's drive north of the city of Pamplona.

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