Route to Santiago de Compostela

In the 11th century Urrugne became a stopover point on the coastal route to Santiago de Compostela also known as the "English Route".

3 routes enabled pilgrims to cross the village:

  • Along the Basque coastal road as far as the Subernoa Priory in Hendaye, which no longer exists. The route continues to San Sebastian and as far as Santander
  • By crossing the centre of the village then taking "the old road to Spain" as far as Béhobie to continue to Tolosa, Vitoria and Burgos
  • By passing over the Ibardin Pass in the direction of Pamplona

Along the route, churches, chapels and hostels which no longer exist used to welcome pilgrims. You can find a representation of Saint Jacques le Majeur on the fronton at the Church of Saint Vincent in the centre of the village.

Every year on the 3rd Sunday in March, you can take part in the Spring Market which is held along the Route to Santiago de Compostela.