Sunday, October 28, 2012

SPAIN: EL CAMINO DE SANTIAGO FRANCÉS

After having walked almost 120km along The Portuguese Way of Saint James from Valença do Minho in Portugal to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, I wanted to visit some villages of The French Way of Saint James. As we were going to La Rioja and Navarra some weeks later, we visited some of these villages and towns (but this time we went from one town to the next one by car):

  • Estella-Lizarra
  • Los Arcos
  • Logroño
  • Nájera
  • Santo Domingo de la Calzada

I really liked the Jacobean atmosphere of these towns and the fantastic churches, cathedrals and monasteries I could visit there.

Next I would like to show you some pictures of the places I like the most of these towns.

Estella-Lizarra



Curtidores Street in Estella
The Camino de Santiago enters the town of Estella by Curtidores Street. At the end of this street appears the Palace of the Kings of Navarra


Church of San Pedro de la Rua in Estella
Yellow arrow of The Camino de Santiago and the church of San Pedro de la Rua in Estella

Palace of the Kings of Navarra in Estella
Palace of the Kings of Navarra in Estella

Los Arcos


Puerta of Castilla in Los Arcos
Shell of The Camino de Santiago near Puerta de Castilla in Los Arcos, a lovely village in Navarra

Santa María church in Los Arcos
Bell tower of Santa María church in Los Arcos

Santa María church in Los Arcos
Sculpture of Saint James inside the church of Santa Maria in Los Arcos

Logroño


Camino de Santiago in Logroño
The Camino de Santiago enters Logroño by the Puente de Piedra and crosses the old city by Rua Vieja and Barriocepo streets

Church of Santiago in Logroño
Church of Santiago in Logroño

Nájera



Doorway of Santa María la Real monastery in Nájera
Shell of Camino de Santiago near the doorway of Santa María la Real monastery in Nájera

Sculpture of Saint James
Sculpture of Saint James inside the church of Santa Maria la Real monastery in Nájera


Santo Domingo de la Calzada


Shell of Camino de Santiago in Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Shell of Camino de Santiago in Calle Mayor near the cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Santo Domingo inside the cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Santo Domingo inside the cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Pilgrim hostel in Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Pilgrim hostel in Santo Domingo de la Calzada in Calle Mayor

Pilgrim Monument in Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Convent of San Francisco behind the Pilgrim Monument in Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Pilgrim Monument in Santo Domingo de la Calzada
A closer picture of the Pilgrim Monument in Santo Domingo de la Calzada


Along The Portuguese Way of Saint James I could visit many interesting places like:




Finally, other beautiful places you can visit in Spain are:

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