Tuesday, October 30, 2012

NAVARRA: ESTELLA AND LOS ARCOS


During the first three days of our trip to La Rioja we visited Logroño, Haro and Santo Domingo de la Calzada. The fourth day we went to Laguardia in the morning, a lovely village surrounded by vineyards located in La Rioja Alavesa (Basque Country).

In the afternoon of this fourth day we visited Estella and the charming village of Los Arcos, where you can feel the atmosphere of The Way of Saint James.


You can see below all the places I visited in La Rioja, Navarra and Aragón during this trip:


Days 1 and 2
  • Zaragoza and Logroño
Day 3
  • Haro
  • Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Day 4
  • Laguardia
  • Estella
  • Los Arcos
Day 5
  • San Millán de la Cogolla
  • Nájera
Day 6
  • Tarazona
  • Monasterio de Veruela


In Estella and Los Arcos we visited the following places:


Estella:


  • Church of San Pedro de la Rua
  • Palace of the Kings of Navarra
  • Plaza de los Fueros (Fueros Square)

Los Arcos:

  • Plaza Mayor (Main Square)
  • Church of Santa Maria
  • Puerta de Castilla


Estella  (Lizarra)



Church of San Pedro de la Rua in Estella
Church of San Pedro de la Rua in Estella




Church of San Pedro de la Rua in Estella
Gothic doorway of the church of San Pedro de la Rua in Estella



Estella in Navarra
Street of Estella The Way of Saint James passes through. At the end of this street the Palace of the Kings of Navarra appears



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



Palace of the Kings of Navarra in Estella
Palace of the Kings of Navarra in Estella from the staircase which leads to the church of San Pedro de la Rua





Plaza de los Fueros in Estella
Plaza de los Fueros in Estella



Los Arcos




City Hall of Los Arcos in Navarra
City Hall of Los Arcos in Navarra



Los Arcos in Navarra
Bell tower of the church of Santa Maria in Los Arcos



Main Square in Los Arcos
Main Square in Los Arcos



Main Square in Los Arcos
I really liked the relaxing atmosphere of this square in Los Arcos



Church of Santa Maria in Los Arcos
Church of Santa Maria in Los Arcos




Church of Santa Maria in Los Arcos
Gothic cloister of the church of Santa Maria in Los Arcos



Church of Santa Maria in Los Arcos
Bell tower of the church of Santa Maria from its cloister



Los Arcos in Navarra
Street in Los Arcos, a nice village in Navarra


Puerta de Castilla in Los Arcos
Puerta de Castilla in Los Arcos




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


- Catalonia

- Basque Country

- Cantabria

- Granada

- Sevilla, Córdoba, Cádiz and Costa de la Luz

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