At our Route of the French Way from Saint Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela, we will cross many rivers, which will give us the opportunity to cross imposing bridges full of history, myths and legends that surround them since their construction.
St. Jean of Pied de Port
Medieval bridge over the river Nive which divides the locality into two parts. located at the southern entrance / exit of the Citadelle, next to the church of San Juan. Saint Jean Pied de Port It is the last town in France on the French Way and it takes us to Roncesvalles (Spain)
Bridge of rage, on the river Arga. Gothic bridge According to the tradition, the cattle were given three turns through the central pillar, for their healing. It is located at the entrance to Zubiri and a must for pilgrims.
Trinidad de Arre
Medieval bridge with 6 arches, 55 meters long, on the Ulzama river. It gives way to the pilgrims to the town.
Bridge of the Magdalena. Medieval bridge of the 12th century, over the Arga river that gives access to Pamplona, to the pilgrims coming from Roncesvalles. Declared a good cultural and historical artistic monument ..
Puente la Reina
Romanesque bridge of the XI century, located in the middle of the road to Santiago, on the river Arga., With 110 meters in length.
Perhaps it is the most spectacular bridge on the Camino de Santiago and one of the most beautiful in Spain. Located at the end of the main street, beautiful example of "village street".
Apparently, it was built, thanks to the intermediation of Queen Doña Mayor, wife of King Sancho III., Or Doña Estefanía., Wife of King García de Nájera, to facilitate the passage of pilgrims from the north.
Roman bridge, 8 meters, located at the end of the remains of a Roman road. at the exit of the town, in the direction of Lorca. at the entrance to Lorca: medieval bridge, with two eyes, over the salty river.
Medieval bridge over the river Ega ( Prison Bridge or Weevil Bridge ). A single semicircular arch. It unites the neighborhoods of San Miguel and San Pedro.
Stone bridge or San Juan de Ortega, on the Ebro river. Bridge with 7 arches and 198 meters long. There is no exact construction date. It underwent numerous modifications throughout history.
Itero de la vega
Itero Bridge. on the river Pisuerga.- 11 arcades of ashlar masonry. located between the provinces of Burgos and Palencia. It was commissioned to build Alfonso VI de León in the eleventh century.
Honorable step.- Jacobeo Year 1434. serum of chiñones. Of Medieval origin. 13th century. National Monument. 19 arcs.
In the famous "D. Suero de Quiñones "on the first weekend of June. Longest bridge on the French road.
Medieval Bridge over the Meruelo River ( Bridge of the pilgrims ). Of Romanesque plant and of the S.XII that gives beginning to the Real street, passage of pilgrims of the French Way. Three of its vaults are larger than the others as you can see in the image below.
Ponte Aspera, on the Celeiro river. Made of slate and 4 cachotes composed of 4 granite arches. We cross to continue towards the town of our end of stage Portomarin. Sarria is a town of great relevance since it opens the way for us to perform «The last 100 kilometers»Minimum distance to be accredited on foot to get«The Compostela»
Medieval bridge composed of 4 arches .. It dates from the XII century, being partially restored in the XVIII century. 50 meters long and 3'7 meters wide. One of the most beautiful in the French section in the region of Galicia.
Medieval bridge that dates approximately from the thirteenth century. Composed by a semicircular arch. Over the centuries it has undergone many restorations that have made it lose part of its initial charm.