One of the darkest chapters in Spanish history is without a doubt the Inquisition. In Navarre, in the north of the country where the thick forests of the Pyrenees hold all sort of legends, took place the largest witch trial in history. Over 7000 cases where seen by the Inquisitor Valle-Alvarado and many men and women were burned alive accused of witchcraft.
According to popular belief, in Zugarramurdi caves were witness of bonfires, wild parties, and other generally pagan festivities staged by the town locals. In addition, there were women who used the power of nature to cure illness and disease. This lead inevitably, to unfounded accusations of witchcraft.
Today the town embraces its dark legacy and in addition to establishing a Witch Museum, the town holds a yearly feast in the famous cave.