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Ultreia, a Medieval Road Gate in Pamplona

By Tourist Office - Communication Pamplona | 08/10/2019

Centor Ultreia Pamplona

Pamplona, the first city crossing the Camino de Santiago on the Iberian Peninsula, has recently opened an interpretation center in which it delves into the medieval origins of the pilgrimage and its influence in the region of Navarra. Its name is Ultreia, in reference to the popular greeting among pilgrims, and is part of the European project Jacob@ccess, which aims to provide the Camino de Santiago with infrastructures accessible to all types of people.


The Ultreia center, located in the middle of the Camino de Santiago in Pamplona, has different areas and spaces. Through interactive panels and audiovisual content, the visitor can discover how pilgrims were dressed or fed in the Middle Ages or know what problems they faced on their way to Compostela. To this end, a comprehensive study of this historical stage has been carried out, including social organization, trades, gastronomy, medicine and music.


In fact, the center presents us by playing Arnaut Guillén de Ursúa, who, playing with mastery the Cytokine managed, despite his blindness, to become a musician of the court of the Navarro king Carlos III the Noble. Arnaut is in charge of reporting its history in the context of medieval Pamplona through an innovative audiovisual experience based on multiprojection.


The centre also includes information on the four different roads passing through Navarre (the French Way, the Aragonese, the Baztanés and the Ebro) with all the monuments, temples and places of interest in your step. In addition, the visit through audioguides and interactive screens, as well as the availability of different accessibility resources, allows people with different disabilities to enjoy all the contents of the center.


Ultreia center can be visited from Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00 and on Sundays from 10:00 to 14:00. Access is free and it is possible to arrange guided tours for groups requesting it in advance.


Contact details:


C/ Major, 20. Pamplona, Navarra

Telephone: +34 948 420 705

E-mail: ultreia@asturias.es

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