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LOCATION AND INFORMATION

Name:
Castle of Xavier
Name (Cartographic Ref.):
Javier
Ownership:
Private
Owner:
Jesuitas Compañía de Jesús
GPS Coordinates (Latitude):
42° 35' 38.7" N
GPS Coordinates (Longitude):
1° 12' 56.7" W
Autonomous Community:
Navarra
Province:
Pamplona
Municipality:
Javier
Postcode:
31411
Address:
Plaza San Francisco Javier, 3
Contact:
Navarra Film Commission
Phone:
(+34) 848 424752
Other Contact (Skype, Fax ...):
@NavarraFilm
Languages:
Spanish
English

Description:
The fortress stands on a rock 8 kilometres from Sangüesa in the Central Zone of Navarre, in the province of Pamplona. Cross the drawbridge and enter a world of towers, dungeons, machicolations, embrasures and arrow slits, enabling you to discover the place where Francis Xavier was born (in 1506) and lived. He was later the co-founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and one of the most universal missionaries.
Solar position of Principal facade:
Sur
Hours of Daylight:
15 / 9
Climate:
The climate is characterized by high contrast between winter and summer temperatures. The average annual temperature of 13'2 ° C, with an average annual rainfall of 625 mm.
Geolocation:

ARCHITECTURE/HISTORY/CULTURE

Historical Period:
11th-13th centuries
Architectural Style:
Románico
Building material:
Stone
State of Conservation:
In good state
Geographical Environment:
The fortress stands on a rock 8 kilometres from Sangüesa in the Central Zone of Navarre, at the highest part of the small village of Javier, the birthplace of the patron saint of Navarre, San Francisco Javier (St Francis Xavier).
Level of protection:
Complete Monumental Protection
Historical-Cultural Context:
The origins of the castle go back to the end of the 10th century when a signal tower was built called la torre del Homenaje (Tribute Tower). Its strategic location on the border between the kingdoms of Navarre and Aragon reinforced its role as a fortress, and the different sections of the castle were gradually added.
Events, festivals and traditions:
Every year in early March the castle is the destination of thousands of people from all over Navarre in the popular pilgrimage known as the 'Javierada'.

ACCESS/SERVICES

Access Difficulty::
Easy
Distance to Parking:
50 m.
Parking Area:
800 - 1.000 m²
Public Transportation Available:
From the N-240 raod, Pamplona-Huesca (km 40), take the roundabout intersection of Liédena to Sangüesa by the Na-127 county road. At km. 3, before reaching Sangüesa, take the left variant to Sangüesa and 2 kms. later, next to the Yamaguchi Hotel, take the Na-5410 county road that leads to Javier (7 kms.).
Water Outlet:
Yes
Air conditioning:
Yes
Vegetation density:
Little vegetation

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