Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Spain  /  Navarra  /  Javier  /  Castillo De Xavier

Castillo De Xavier, Javier

4.4
The Castle of Xavier (Basque: Xabierko gaztelua; Spanish: Castillo de Javier) is located on a hill in the town of Javier (Navarre, Spain), 52 km east of Pamplona and 7 km east of Sangüesa. Built in the 10th century, this castle was the birthplace and childhood home of Saint Francis Xavier, son of the Lords of Xavier, hence his surname. The town of Javier belonged to the Kingdom of Navarre which was always its own kingdom, never belonging to France.
Plan your Castillo De Xavier visit and explore what else you can see and do in Javier using our Javier trip planner.
Source
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Castillo De Xavier
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Castillo De Xavier Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
29 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • The place looks interesting from outside, but the whole area, castle and other attractions were closed for renovations. A lady told us in poor English that it is going to be closed for 8 years. I...  more »
  • This castle began in the 10th century as a watch tower and was completed in the 14th century. The castle is not large, but it is well worth a visit. We wished we had allowed more time - there were.....  more »
  • Increíble paraje, preciosas vistas exteriores e interiores, fácil de visitar con niños con cosas que les llaman la atención. Muy bonitas las miniaturas sobre la vida de Javier, apto para visitar...  more »
Google
  • Interesting castle in beautiful surroundings with a handy hotel at about 150 metres distance for drinks or whatever. We arrived about two minutes before their last admission for the day at 6:30pm (fairly early for Spain?) We received a good welcome despite this. There are quite a few steps for the elderly, but they're all pretty clear to see and the people kept smiling as we made our slow progress through the whole building. There are tableaux of St. Fransico Javier's journeys and times. Best are perhaps the tower and the original chapel.
  • Very beautiful castle with a rich history. It's worth visiting, especially for followers of Saint Francisco de Javier.
  • Beautifully restored castle with a condensed exposition that is worth the (short) while. Very friendly and helpful staff at reception. Nice restaurant with terrace at 100 me from the castle just in case you get hungry or thirsty.
  • Unique Castle with an amazing history behing
  • It is a must visit place. If you are a Catholic defiantly you would know St .Francis Xavier. This is the birth place of St. Francis Xavier. The palace where he was born preserved well and there are Jesuits priests to explain the history. There is a museum which explains the life of the Saint and his missions in India.I was lucky to visit this place. You have restaurants front of the castle.

Plan your trip to Javier

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Javier

3.8
Duration:1 h 30 min

Side trips from Javier

3.9
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.6
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.7
Duration:1 h 30 min

Plans to Castillo De Xavier by other users

8 days in Canfranc BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Aragon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Jaca BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Sos del Rey Catolico BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 59 days in Spain & Gibraltar BY A USER FROM ROMANIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Javier BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 35 days in San Sebastian - Donostia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Navarra BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA August, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in San Sebastian - Donostia BY A USER FROM ESTONIA March, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in San Sebastian - Donostia BY A USER FROM ESTONIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Riglos BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Navarra BY A USER FROM SPAIN December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
See more plans