The Camino de Santiago from Logroño, through the Riojana region does not have many kilometers, but the cities through which it runs have great Jacobean meaning in our French WayStages along the Riojan plains, marked by farmland and its famous vineyards, which find a remarkable orographic change in the Montes de Oca, near Burgos.
Logroño-Najera stage

What to see in the French Camino de Santiago from Logroño (Logroño Stage> Najera)

In La Grajera highlight the reservoir and park that bears his name.

In Navarrete the Church of the Assumption of the XNUMXth century, in Herrerian style with an interesting Baroque altarpiece from the XNUMXth century.

The Ruins of Pilgrims Hospital of San Juan de Ocre, cover in whose capitals different scenes of the daily life of the pilgrims are represented.

In Ventosa the Church of San Saturnino, whose XNUMXth century square tower offers the best watchtower to recreate with the red clay fields covered with vine that surround Ventosa. The original construction dates from the XNUMXth century and from this time it still has its Gothic cover.

In Nájera highlight the Monastery of Santa María la Real, artistic insignia of the old capital of the Kingdom of Navarra. Founded in 1052, it was rebuilt in the XNUMXth century in the Gothic style. The plateresque cloister of the Knights stands out from the set, equipped with precious stone lattices.

Najera-Santo Domingo de la Calzada Stage

What to see on the French Camino de Santiago from Logroño (Najera Stage> Santo Domingo de la Calzada)

The parish church of the s. XVII and s. XVIII, dedicated to Our Lady of the Angels, a size of Santiago Peregrino can be contemplated.

A few kilometers from Azofra are the Monasteries of Suso and Yuso of San Millán de la Cogolla. They are a World Heritage Site and the cradle of the Castilian language with their Glosas Emilianenses, handwritten annotations written in Latin, Romance and Basque.

In Santo Domingo de la Calzada its Cathedral stands out. The cathedral, the most emblematic building of the town, was erected on the tomb of the Saint. The plant is Romanesque but its style is Gothic and Renaissance. Inside, in front of the tomb of the Saint, is the niche where a rooster and a chicken live in memory of the chicken legend who "sang after roast." The tower-bell tower can be climbed and is a good option since the view from above is worth it. In front, the Parador de Turismo retains several elements of the old Pilgrim Hospital inside.

In Santo Domingo de la Calzada, the Convent of San Francisco, Calle Mayor, the City Hall, Las Murallas, The Sor María de Leiva tower also deserves special review.

Santo Domingo de la Calzada-Belorado Stage

What to see on the French Camino de Santiago from Logroño (Santo Domingo de la Calzada Stage> Belorado)

In Redecillas del Camino: Highlight the Palace Houses, the Romanesque Baptismal Font of the XNUMXth century (Sta. María Church)

In Belorado we can visit the Church of Santa María, work of the s. XVI, with a magnificent stone altarpiece, dedicated entirely to Santiago.

The Church of San Nicolás with the image of San Caprasio.

At the exit of this villa is the bridge built by San Juan de Ortega.

Belorado-San Juan de Ortega Stage

What to see on the French Camino de Santiago from Logroño (Belorado Stage> San Juan de Ortega)

In Tosantos, on the right of the road, stands out the rock hermitage of Nuestra Señora de la Peña, excavated in the mountain. Inside, a Romanesque image of the XNUMXth century is venerated.

Half a kilometer before Villafranca de los Montes de Oca, there is the so-called apse of San Felices. It is the remains of an old Mozarabic Monastery of the SX

Already in Villafranca de Montes de Oca, there is the San Antonio Abad Hospital; from him the main entrance has been preserved, on which the shield of the Catholic Monarchs is carved.

The Church of Santiago, from the XNUMXth century. His baptismal font is a giant natural shell brought from the Philippine Islands.

In San Juan de Ortega stands out its Sanctuary, which deserves a must-see given its importance.

San Juan de Ortega-Burgos Stage

In Burgos the Metropolitan Cathedral of Santa María, a magnificent Gothic work started in 1221 by Fernando III El Santo and consecrated in 1260 for its architectural grandeur, for the richness of its interior ornamentation, the Burgos cathedral It is one of the most valuable monuments of Spanish art. From its iconic Gothic towers to the Tomb of El Cid on the cruise, everything is great about it.

The Church of San Nicolás, Gothic of S. XV, and of Santa Gadea.

The house of the Cordon or Palace of the Constable, Door and Arch of Santa Maria and Cartuja de Miraflores.

The Royal Strike Monastery is worth a special visit. Founded by Alfonso VIII in 1187, for religious of high lineage, under the rule of San Bernardo. It served as a burial for several kings of Castile. Starting with Fernando III El Santo, several kings were crowned there.

What to see on the road to Santiago Frances from Logroño

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