Puente la Reina

Puente la Reina

Miles to Santiago: 687km \ 427mi

 

Puente La Reina is Spanish for "bridge of the Queen". In Basque, this small town is known as Gares.

Queen Muniadona, wife of King Sancho III was the queen who gave her name to the town and the bridge, also known as the Puente Románico. She built the six-arched Romanesque bridge over the Arga for the use of pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela along the Camino de Santiago.