The River Esca passes through the village of Roncal, which is located in the middle of the valley. The houses in the village are of great interest, possessing numerous features characteristic of the architecture of the Pyrenean valleys. The Church of San Esteban and different houses, such as “Casa Sanz” and “Casa Gambra”, are worthy of note, making this one of the most interesting villages in the Navarrese Pyrenees. Mention of this village cannot be made without reference to one of its most famous sons, the tenor Julián Gayarre, who never forgot the village of his birth. Proof of this are the fronton and the building of the General Council of the Valley, which he paid for out of his own pocket. You can now visit the Museum-House, home to many of the tenor’s personal effects, and the Mausoleum (in the village graveyard), declared a monument of cultural interest.