Puente la Reina
Puente la Reina, "the crossroads of the ways", is a medieval town where the two main routes on the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago de Compostela converge. It is one of the enclaves with the greatest affinity with Compostela in Navarre.
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.
Puente la Reina originated and exists for the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago de Compostela. Even today the influence of pilgrimages to Santiago continues to characterise the town, which forms the crossroads at the convergence of the Orreaga/Roncesvalles (from Paris) and Somport (from Toulouse) routes. Founded in the twelfth century by Alfonso I 'el Batallador' , it has adm ... [+ info]
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How to get there and move around Salir de Pamplona por Zizur por la A-12 dirección Logroño hasta la salida 21/23 ó 24 de Puente la Reina.
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