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Witches Museum

Also known as the “Witches Village”, the enigmatic history of Zugarramurdi has for some time been linked to myths, legends and traditions, including a real witch hunt at the beginning of the 17th century.

 

In 1610, the court of the Inquisition judged and cruelly punished about 30 people. On November 7, the burning of the heretics took place in Logroño and, as a result, 21 people arrested were accused of minor crimes, 21 were pardoned and 11 condemned to death by burning (6 in person and 5, who had died earlier, in effigy, along with their mortal remains).

 

Today, the Witches Museum recalls this practice and portrays the Navarrese society of the 17th century with its myths and legends, light and shade, relating the daily life of the people.

Caves of Zugarramurdi

The caves of Zugarramurdi, known as the Caves of the “witches” are an impressive cavity, a large tunnel carved into the rock, crossed by a small stream. They are not subway, contain neither stalactites nor stalagmites, and no cave paintings have been discovered on their walls, but they are famous. To enter them is to enter a world of “Akelarres”, of pagan meetings around the bonfire with forbidden concoctions and the light of the moon.

Precisely for participating in these feasts, several local residents were accused of witchcraft and tried in the 1610 Logroño court order.

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Access: By car, on the N-121 road.

 

 

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Entry

  • Adults

    (this includes a €1 discount for entry to the caves)

    Free
  • Children

    (this includes a €1 discount for entry to the caves)

    Free

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