View of Montejurra from the Monastery of Irache
|Elevation||1,042 m (3,419 ft)|
|Coordinates||42°37′52″N 02°02′41″W / 42.63111°N 2.04472°WCoordinates: 42°37′52″N 02°02′41″W / 42.63111°N 2.04472°W|
Location in Spain
|Parent range||Basque Mountains|
Montejurra in Spanish and Jurramendi in Basque are the names of a mountain in Navarre region (Spain). Each year, it hosts a Carlist celebration in remembrance of the 1873 Battle of Montejurra during the Third Carlist War. In 2004, approximately 1,000 persons turned out.
On 9 May 1976 during the Spanish Transition, far right-wing gunmen supported by the Spanish secret services, killed two people at the Carlist Party celebration at a time when it was drifting toward left-leaning positions. This became known as the Montejurra Incidents.
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