The Church of Saint Mary of Eunate is from the 12th century. Due to its octagonal plan, the first theories stated that Eunate was a Templar church, related to other central plan churches like the Templar convent of Tomar, the Temple Church of London or the Holy Sepulchre of Pisa, all of them inspired by the Church of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. This alleged Templar origin and the aura of mystery that surrounds the church have contributed to esoteric interpretations.
The name „Eunate” comes from the Basque for “a hundred gates” and refers to the arches that surround this ancient hermitage.
We offer you guided tours and of course bikes if you need to relax your feet.
Enjoy this lovely place close to our Albergue – a few picture teasers of Eunate below.
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