The Zaldiko lodging is placed at the end of the second stage
Roncesvalles-Zubiri. Zubiri, which means "village of the bridge" in
Euskera language, is the capital of Esteribar valley. It is one of
the most populated villages of this section in the Jacobeo journey.
This village belonged to Leyre monastery. The most importamt
thingabout it is the Gothic bridge above Arga river called bridge of
the rabies. The reason for this name is that a long time ago people
who lived in Zibiri took their ill animals there to cure them by
making them walk over the main pillar three times. It is said that
Saint Quiteria´s relics are buried down one of the piers.
Today Zubiri has got a lot of services conveniences like sports
center, chemist´s, doctor, restaurants, a small supermarket and two
butcher´´s that ara famous fot theis sausage. One of them, Arrieta´s
butcher´s has got its own factory where they make typical products
that everybody should taste. Zubiri is the place where the
distinguished philosopher Xabier Zubiri was born. It is also Goñi
III´s home town, one of the most important sports man in Navarra.
The singer Serafín Zubiri was born in Zibiri too.