CAPILLA DE SANCTI SPIRITUS (R)
Roncesvalles is a milestone on the Camino de Santiago, since three major Central European routes converge: those of Paris, Vezelay and Le Puy. But in addition, it is known for being the place where, in the year 778, the battle of Charlemagne against the Basques took place, narrated in the famous epic poem the “Cantar de Roldán”. The oldest architectural vestige is the funerary chapel of Sancti Spiritus or Charlemagne’s Silo, so named because it is said that the Franks were buried there. It was built in the 12th century, it has a barrel vault and its purpose was and is cemetery. It is also worth visiting the chapter house or chapel of San Agustín, from the 14th century, where the mausoleum of Sancho el Fuerte is located, king who participated in the famous battle of Las Navas de Tolosa (1212) from which he brought the famous chains that inspired the shield of Navarre.
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