Burgui

Burgui is the southern gateway to the Valley of Roncal. After passing through the gorge that the River Esca forms between the summits of Borreguil (1,420 m) and Virgen de la Peña (1,294 m), Burgui’s beautiful, Roman-style, Mediaeval bridge stands to welcome you at the entrance to the village.
Every year at the beginning of May, timber rafts pass beneath one of its four spans on their way down the River Esca. The “Day of the Almadía” (Timber Rafting Day) has become a hallmark of the village, reminding us that these strange flatboats were once used to transport timber from the Pyrenees mountains.
The municipal district is home to significant natural phenomena, such as the Pools of Sasi and the Gorge of Burgui, home to one of the largest colonies of vultures in Europe and a wide range of cliff-nesting birds that take up residence on its sheer faces.

 

Chapel of Nuestra Señora del Castillo
Located at the highest point of the village, the chapel has a rectangular floor plan and a wooden high choir at the opposite end from the chancel; the small sacristy is annexed to the lectern side of the chancel; and the chapel is closed with a simple dropped ceiling. The doorway is a semi-circular arch with voussoirs and tympanum resting on corbels.

Church of San Pedro
Building erected over the first half of the 16th century in the late-Gothic style. The ground plan is in the form of a Latin cross with the nave in three sections and a trapezoidal chancel. On the outside, buttresses mark the sections and there is a large tower at the foot of the nave and a doorway on the lectern side. Inside, there only remains a Baroque reredos from the mid-17th century, remodelled in the Neoclassical epoch. The current organ is from the Monastery of Leire and has Neoclassical casing. A 17th-century Baroque sculpture of Saint Sebastian, several chalices, two of which date from the 16th century and are in the Gothic style, a Neoclassical monstrance and a 14th-century Gothic image of the Virgen del Castillo from the chapel of the same name are kept in the sacristy

Chapel of La Virgen del Camino
A large building on the outskirts of the village centre. Its rectangular floor plan has four groined-vault sections with semicircular transverse arches, which would appear to date from the 16th century, onto which the house of the brotherhood is annexed. On the outside, small-ashlar walls with strong buttresses on the longer sides. Gable roof, doorway and façade with bell gable built in 1975.

Village Hall
Located in the square, alongside the church. Built in around 1850. Three-storey, detached building with stone walls.

Mediaeval Bridge
Mediaeval bridge crossing the River Esca with three large arches of different sizes; two cutwaters flank the central span. There is a fourth, smaller, semicircular arch next to the road. The entire construction is in ashlar with larger blocks at the bottom and the parapet is in small ashlar.

Timber Rafting Museum  
Small folk museum on timber rafting located in Burgui Village Hall which pays tribute to all the loggers from the Valley of Roncal. The museum is designed as an exhibition of the entire timber-rafting process, from the auction of the trees until, after being transformed into rounded or squared logs, they were sold in Navarre’s Ribera region, Aragon, La Rioja or Catalonia