The hotel is located on the Camino de Santiago in the province of La Rioja with the stage Logroño-Najera 31 km with a stop in Navarrete.
The French Way of Saint James and the French routes of the Way of Saint James have been declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1993 and 1998 respectively. The Council of Europe has also awarded it the title of European Cultural Itinerary and the honorary title of Main Street of Europe.
To understand the medieval pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela, we must start from the tradition that speaks of the evangelizing work that the apostle Santiago carried out in the lands of Roman Hispania.
The Way that connects Saint Jean de Pied de Port (Donibane Garazi) with Santiago de Compostela is the most important and popular axis of Jacobean pilgrimages.
The typical clothing of the pilgrim is the Bordón or walking stick with an iron tip, which has to serve as a support in the difficult stretches and ports of the road and also as a defence against the vermin, which could disturb the pilgrim with their harassment.
Hollow pumpkin, as a container containing some liquid to quench the thirst of the walker, usually symbolized tied to the staff.
La Concha belongs to the pilgrims who have already arrived in Compostela and who walk back to their places of origin. This shell is commonly known as “venera”. The symbolism of the shell represents, for the Jacobean pilgrim, the generosity that had to accompany him the rest of his life, as a virtue acquired by his pilgrimage to Compostela.
An important part of the Way is the hospitality, which is developed in an organized way in a second moment, although from the beginning it would be present in a spontaneous way in the simple welcome that the pilgrims found in private houses, monasteries and churches located along the Route. But it was from the 11th century onwards that a whole series of welcoming places were created in monasteries and hospitals in the main population centres on the initiative of the Bishops, cathedrals or brotherhoods of various types, which created the basis for what is now known as the traditional hospitality of the Way of St James.