The distance from Obanos to Puente la Reina is approximately 3km, it will take 40 minutes on foot.
I’m walking through a path in the field to go to Puente la Reina from Obanos.
There is a hotel called Jakue at the edge of Puente la Reina, I had lunch at the restaurant. In front of the hotel, there is a statue of pilgrims.
Puente La Reina (meaning “bridge of the Queen”), has a population of 2787 (2013), lies between Pamplona and Estella on the Way of St. James pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela.
Entered the town of Puente la Reina, Church of the Crucifix came into my eyes first.
The Church of the Crucifix dates back to the end of the 12th century and was founded with the name of Santa María de los Huertos by the Order of the Templars.
Got out Crucifix Church, walking to the center of Puente la Reina through the Crucifix Street, and to enter Calle Mayor (Mayor Street) eventually.
The Church of St. James was built in the 12th century, and reformed and extended in the 15th century when different Gothic-style elements were added.
The portico and the chapter room still remain from the original Romanesque church.
In the interior of the church there is an altarpiece dating from the 18th century, and statues of Saint James the Pilgrim.
Left the church of St. James, I walked down the Mayor Street to the west.
Wandering in the town of Puente la Reina for a while.
And arrived at Iglesia de San Pedro Puente. ( The church of San Pedro Bridge)
The church of San Pedro was built in the fourteenth century and expanded as the church of Santiago in the 16th to 18th.
Precincts of San Pedro church has become a children’s playground now.
Now, finally let me leave Puente la Reina across this bridge.
Doña Mayor, wife of King Sancho III was the queen who gave her name to the town. She built the six-arched bridge over the Río Arga for the use of pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela along the Camino de Santiago.
It was really elegant and beautiful bridge indeed.
Across the bridge, I took some photos from the riverbank of the Río Arga and headed for a next destination.