Puente La Reina – Gares

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Puente La Reina (Spanish meaning literally the "bridge of the Queen"; Basque: Gares) is a town and municipality located in the autonomous community of Navarre, in northern Spain.[1]

Puente la Reina lies between Pamplona and Estella on the Way of St. James pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. It is the first town after the junction of the French Way (Spanish: Camino Francés), the most popular route, and Aragonese Way.

Romanesque bridge[edit]

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.[2] She built the six-arched Romanesque bridge (42°40′16″N 1°49′07″W / 42.671117°N 1.818736°W / 42.671117; -1.818736) over the Arga for the use of pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela along the Camino de Santiago.[3]


Historical population of Puente La Reina – Gares


  1. ^ Navarra, Turismo de. "Puente la Reina - Tourist Navarre". Turismo.navarra.es. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  2. ^ Navarra, Turismo de. "Romanesque Bridge At Puente la Reina - Puente la Reina - Tourist Navarre". Turismo.navarra.es. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Puente la Reina - The Roman Bridge". Santiagodecompostela.co.uk. 23 April 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2017.

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Coordinates: 42°40′20″N 1°48′54″W / 42.672134°N 1.815040°W / 42.672134; -1.815040