Theme Week Navarre – Villava-Atarrabia

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Church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario © Zarateman/cc-by-sa-3.0

Church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario © Zarateman/cc-by-sa-3.0

Villava (Basque: Atarrabia) is a town and municipality located in the province and autonomous community of Navarre, northern Spain. The population is about 10,000, and the town is located 4 km away from Pamplona, the capital of Navarre.

The village was founded in 1184 by King Sancho VI the Wise of Navarre. For several centuries, Villava was just a little town, but in the 1960s, it grew considerably and became an important industrial suburb of Pamplona.

Atarrabia © panoramio.com - Lucas Martinez Farra/cc-by-sa-3.0 Casa de la Cultura © Zarateman/cc-by-sa-3.0 Church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario © Zarateman/cc-by-sa-3.0 Laboratorio Agroquímico de Navarra © Zarateman/cc-by-sa-3.0 Town hall © Zarateman/cc-by-sa-3.0 Atarrabia © Ksarasola/cc-by-sa-4.0
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Church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario © Zarateman/cc-by-sa-3.0

The area of the town is small (just 1 square km), and thus it is not expected to continue growing. It has a large industrial area dedicated mainly to the paper industry, informatics and bus assembly. The town has a good commercial area.

Due to its location on the Way of St. James – and only 35 km away from Roncesvalles – Atarrabia became the second stop on Spanish soil with the hostel “Trinidad de Arre” which is used again today. Like many settlements on the Jacobean route, the town developed along the street used by pilgrims, which is still the main street, Calle Mayor.

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