Puente la Reina

The constant transit of pilgrims, the scallop shells and the walking sticks all form part of the urban landscape of this town, a magnificent example of a “street-based” town just 24 kilometres south-west of Pamplona.

Walking along the narrow Rúa Mayor is a very pleasant exercise that allows you to discover architectural gems such as the churches of the Crucifix, St. James and St. Peter and beautiful buildings peppered with details of the influence of the Pilgrim’s Way.

However, there is no doubt that the Romanesque bridge across the river Arga is the most amazing sight of all. It is one of the most beautiful and distinguished examples of Romanesque architecture on the way to Santiago and is what gives its name to this town of barely 2,500 inhabitants, which lies close to other points of interest such as Eunate, Andelos and the Cerco de Artajona.

Information from the oficial website of the Navarre Tourist Board.                               Photograph: © Oscar Berrueta / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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