A TIP FOR PILGRIMS
Consider walking to Obanos directly if you arrive near Eunate during siesta. Settle your stuff at the albergue, grab some lunch, wander around. Then do an afternoon stroll to Eunate (2km round trip from Obanos). This way you’ll get there when it is open and you will see the beautiful warmly coloured stone in the afternoon light (perfect for photography). This is what I wish I had done. Next time!
You common criminal! Nah, I’m happy that you got to at least see the outside of the church. I like it’s mysterious origin and also it’s gargoyles!
A saint who killed his sister?! Was she evil or something?
Was there anything you felt you missed in Puente la Reina?
he was the Duke of Aquitaine at the time – he and his sister were passing through Obanos when she decided to stay behind and help other pilgrims passing through the area. That pissed him off apparently, and when she refused to listen to him, he killed her. He was remorseful and after finishing the Camino, he spent his days at the hermitage of Arnotegui, not far from Obanos. I don’t know why this qualifies him for sainthood, though…
re Puente la Reina, nope, I didn’t miss anything – I still saw it 🙂 Basically, those who make the detour see both Obanos and PlR. Those who skip Eunate, only see PlR.