Passing through Yesa village and crossing over the river, Rio Aragon, it is the village of Javier soon.
This is an early Roman bridge, destroyed 19th century at the Civil War in Spain.
Crossing the Rio Aragon, I arrived at the village of Javier soon.
Javier (Xavier in Romance, Xabier in Basque) is a really small town and municipality located in the province and autonomous community of Navarre, with a population of 112.
1. Hotel-Restaurant Meson 2. Cafeteria Goa 3. Areso: you can enjoy ice cream and sweets. 4. Javier Cypress: Shop of souvenirs and gifts 5. Tourist information office 6. Hotel and Restaurant Xabier 7. Javier Castle-Museum
8. BasilicaIglesias (Church) 9. Parish Oblate Convent (Oblate Parish Convent) 10. Jesuit Community – Spirituality Center 11. Audetorio “Juan de Jaso” 12. Missionaries of Christ Jesus Museum 13. Town Hall 14. Diocesan Central Hostel Javie.
There are some cafeterias, restaurants, hotels, souvenir shops and the statue of St. Francisco Javier in this area.
San Francisco Javier (1506 – 1552), was a Roman Catholic missionary born in Javier, Kingdom of Navarre, and co-founder of the Society of Jesus. He was one of the first seven Jesuits, and led an extensive mission into Asia. He is famous by having told Christianity to Japan for the first time in 1549.
On the grounds of Javier Castle, there is also a chapel and convent for a cloistered order of nuns, a quiet place of simple beauty.
The castle, with its adjacent 19th century church (the left building in this picturein), has been restored as a museum. The castle contains an extraordinary family chapel with a late medieval crucifix of a smiling Jesus.
Christ the Redeemer statue that appears to be smiling is the sculpture of the 13th century from walnut.
After the Javier Castle, I was wandering around the Javier village for a while.
Then I left Javier Village for Monreal, Navarra.