2.70km → Muruzábal
Altitude: 
495

Accommodation in Uterga

Private

1

Albergue Casa Baztán
Private
Mayor, 46
24 10€

2

Albergue Camino del Perdón
Private
Mayor, 57
16 10€
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Hostal

3

Hostal Camino del Perdón
Hostal
Iruzpeguia, 20
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Uterga - Camino de Santiago - 1
1.80km → Obanos
Altitude: 
443

Accommodation in Muruzábal

Private

1

Albergue Mendizabal
Private
Mayor, 7
10 18*€

2

Albergue El Jardín de Muruzábal
Private
Monte Viejo, 21
23 10€
Altitude: 
414
History: 

Obanos is the real-life setting of a passion play that takes place here every even-numbered year at the end of July. It is a tragic tale of two saints.

The origins of the play are traced to the 14th century, when Santa Felicia, sister to the Duke of Aquitaine (San...

The Mystery of Obanos - end of July on even numbered years, see history below.

The Road: 

Outside of Obanos, on the road to Puente la Reina, the Camino Aragonés joins the Camino Francés.

Accommodation in Obanos

Private

1

Albergue Atseden
Private
Camino de Santiago, 2
12 12€

2

Albergue USDA de Obanos
Private
36 9€
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Casa Rural

3

Casa Rural Raichu
Casa Rural
Larrotagaña, 2
9
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Hostal

4

Hostal Rural Mamerto
Hostal
San Lorenze ,13
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5.00km → Mañeru
Altitude: 
350

There are a pair of churches in town that are worthy of a peek. They are the Iglesia del Crucifijo (with a rather distinct crucifix) and the Iglesia de Santiago (with its black Santiago).  The best view of the old bridge is from the new bridge.

History: 

The name of this town is rather romantically attributed to the benefactor of the bridge over the río Arga. It is a nice sentiment, but not an altogether accurate one. In fact, historians quibble over which 11th century Queen had it built. One thing is for certain, banditry continued to...

Puenta la Reina celebrates Santiago as their patron, from July 24th to July 30th. They also have a few harvest festivals in September, including one which celebrates the red peppers that are grown in the hills between here and Eunate.

The Road: 

The camino leaves Puente la Reina by passing over its namesake bridge. From there it turns left, crosses the main road, and follows a footpath. Shortly, it begins a short but steep ascent on slippery-when-wet terrain. It is not uncommon to find cyclists pushing their gear upwards. 

Accommodation in Puente la Reina [Gares]

Private

1

Albergue Santiago Apóstol (Puenta la Reina)
Private
Paraje el Real
100 12-14€
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2

Albergue Jakue
Private
Irunbidea
38 12€
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3

Albergue Puente
Private
Los Fueros, 57
36 13*€
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4

Albergue Estrella Guía
Private
Los Fueros, 34
6 15*€

5

Albergue Amalur
Private
Cerco Viejo, 3
20 11€
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Parochial

6

Albergue de los Padres Reparadores
Parochial
Plaza Guillermo Zicke
100 5€
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Pension

7

Ganbara
Pension
Mayor, 86
Hostal

8

Hostal Zubi XXI
Hostal
Irunbidea, 28
Hotel Rural

9

Hotel Rural Bidean ⭑
Hotel Rural
Mayor, 20

10

Hotel Rural El Cerco ⭑
Hotel Rural
Rodrigo Ximenez de Rada, 36
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2.80km → Cirauqui
Altitude: 
457

Mañeru is a small village whose streets rival in confusion the best of labyrinths. Like the next village Cirauqui, it boasts a large number of impressive coats of arms carved into the large homes.

Expect a small celebration on the last weekend of June, and a larger one during the last week of August.

Accommodation in Mañeru

Private

1

Albergue El Cantero
Private
Esperanza, 2
26 11€
Closed

2

Albergue de peregrinos Lurgorri
Closed
Esperanza, 5
12 11*€
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5.40km → Lorca
Altitude: 
485

Cirauqui sits perched atop a small hill and it seems that everywhere you go is uphill.  At the entrance to town is a medieval cross and at the top of town stands the Iglesia de San Román, the plaza, and an albergue.

Don’t forget to stamp your credentials under the archway....

History: 

Excavations in the surrounding area have turned up traces of a Roman settlement; a 2000-year-old milaro is preserved in the Iglesia de San Román, and the way out of town is over a Roman bridge.

The Day of the Cross is on the 14th of September, with a celebration from the 13th to the 19th.

Accommodation in Cirauqui

Private

1

Albergue de Peregrinos Maralotx de Cirauqui
Private
San Román, 30
32 12€
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Closed

2

Casa Cirauqui
Closed
Zelaia, 5
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4.80km → Villatuerta
Altitude: 
463

The two bars in town are at the far end, near the main plaza/fronton court.

History: 

King García Ramírez, the grandson of El Cid, died here in November of 1150. The first guidebook to the camino tells that the waters here were poisonous to horses, in fact so too was the water in every stream between here and Estella and a few more beyond. It was propaganda...

Accommodation in Lorca

Private

1

Albergue La Bodega del Camino
Private
Placeta, 8
40 10€
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2

Albergue de Lorca
Private
Mayor, 40
14 7€
Lorca - Albergue de Lorca
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Altitude: 
441

You will pass through a brief section of modern rural expansion before crossing the río Iranzu by way of a double arched Romanesque bridge to enter the old town. Do pay a visit to the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción.

History: 

As far back as Puente la Reina artifacts proving previous Roman occupations have been uncovered. In fact, much of the road between here and there, apart from the stretches obliterated by the new A-12, are original Roman roads.

The Virgen is celebrated on the 15th of August.  The celebration of San Veremundo is held on the 8th of March.

Accommodation in Villatuerta

Private

1

Albergue La Casa Mágica
Private
Rebote, 5
40 14€
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Casa Rural

2

Muskildia Etxea
Casa Rural
Musquilda, 2
Hostal

3

Hostal Arandigoyen
Hostal
Nueva, 8
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2.00km → Ayegui
Altitude: 
426

Estella, in spite of not being a very big town, has a lot to offer. The camino enters along the river and keeps to the west bank. To see many of the churches, or to stay in some of the albergues, you will need to cross the río Ega.

The town boasts an impressive number of...

History: 

Geographically speaking, Estella sits to the north of what would otherwise be an easy walk west from Villatuerta. Its growth as a commercial center developed not because of pilgrims (as was the case in most places) but rather at the manipulations of King Sancho Ramirez at the end...

Thursday is market day in Estella, just as it was 900 years ago. Be sure to stop by the Plaza de los Fueros (opposite the Iglesia de San Juan) for a fresh selection of just about everything in season across Spain.

Estella has two patrons, San Andres and La Virgen del Puy. The former is celebrated as “El Viernes de Gigantes” on the first Friday before the First Sunday in August. Giants abound, and there is a running of the bulls. The latter, for the Virgin, is celebrated on May 25th.

The Road: 

If you stayed in one of the albergues on the new side of the town, cross back over the river to rejoin the camino out of town.

Accommodation in Estella [Lizarra]

Municipal

1

Hospital de Peregrinos de Estella
Municipal
La Rúa, 50
96 6€
Estella [Lizarra] - Hospital de Peregrinos de Estella
Parochial

2

Albergue Capuchinos Rocamador
Parochial
Rocamador, 6
54 13-16€
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3

Albergue Parroquial San Miguel Archangel
Parochial
Mercado Viejo, 18
36 Donativo€
Association

4

Albergue de ANFAS de Estella
Association
Cordeleros, 7
34 8€
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Camping

5

Camping Lizarra
Camping
C.P.: 31200 Estella-Navarra
5.62€
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Casa Rural

6

B&B Zaldu
Casa Rural
Pío Baroja ,1
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Pension

7

Pensión Fonda Izarra
Pension
Calderería, 20
Hostal

8

Hostal Cristina
Hostal
Baja Navarra, 1

9

Hostal El Volante ⭑⭑
Hostal
Merkatondoa, 2
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Hotel

10

Hotel Yerri ⭑⭑
Hotel
Yerri, 35
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11

Hotel Tximista ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Zaldu, 15
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12

Hotel Chapitel ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Chapitel, 1
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5.50km → Azqueta
Altitude: 
490

This town has grown to connect with Estella.

The Road: 

On the way out of Estella, look for the arrows at the second roundabout which direct you away from the road and onto a track which runs up and to the right, taking you behind the commercial shopping centers and into Ayegui.

At the end of town, BEFORE you get to a small park...

Accommodation in Ayegui

Municipal

1

Albergue San Cipriano de Ayegui
Municipal
Polideportivo, 3
26 10€
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2

Albergue Juvenil Oncineda
Municipal
Monasterio de Irache
150 10€
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Camping

3

Camping Iratxe
Camping
Prado de Irache, 14
Altitude: 
579

Accommodation in Azqueta

Private

1

La Perla Negra
Private
Carrera, 18
16 12€
11.70km → Los Arcos
Altitude: 
674

The Monjardín is the peak that overlooks the town, and remnants of the 10th century Castillo de San Esteban that once protected it remain. The key to its gate can be found at Bar Ilarria in the plaza, be sure to get it before you climb up.

The Road: 

The 11.7km between here and Los Arcos has a tendency to pass very slowly, and there are little opportunities for shade. Stock up well with water.

Accommodation in Villamayor de Monjardín

Private

1

Albergue Villamayor de Monjardín
Private
Mayor, 1
20 15*€
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Association

2

Albergue Hogar Monjardín Oasis Trails
Association
26 11€
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Casa Rural

3

Casa Rural Montedeio
Casa Rural
Mayor, 17
Villamayor de Monjardín - Camino de Santiago - 1
7.30km → Sansol
Altitude: 
450

For an early breakfast or coffee look to the main road (southeast of the church) where you will find a few bars that cater to early-to-rise pilgrims and early-to-work truck drivers.

The Iglesia de Santa María de la Asunción, located in the main square, is a radiant sight.

History: 

Los Arcos, a village dating back to its Roman occupation, is laid out in long streets which run parallel to the río Odrón. Your approach along the camino brings you into the north side of town, and it was on top of the hills to the east (left on approach) that the castle once stood...

Market day is Saturday. The locals also celebrate their patron Santa María from August 14th to 20th.

The Road: 

Exiting the town, you pass through the Arco de Felipe V and cross over the río Odrón. A few of the albergues in town are located on the west side of the river.

Accommodation in Los Arcos

Private

1

Albergue de la Fuente - Casa de Austria
Private
Estanco, 5
54 9-11€
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2

Albergue Casa de la Abuela
Private
Plaza de la Fruta, 8
36 12€
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3

Casa Alberdi
Private
Hortal, 3
30 10€
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Association

4

Albergue de Peregrinos Isaac Santiago
Association
San Lázaro
70 6€
Pension

5

Pensión Mavi
Pension
Medio, 7

6

Pensión Los Arcos
Pension
La Carrera, 8
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7

Pensión Ostadar
Pension
San Lázaro, 9
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Hostal

8

Hostal Suetxe
Hostal
Carramendavia
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9

Hostal Ezequiel
Hostal
La Serna, 14
23
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Hotel

10

Hotel Mónaco
Hotel
Plaza del Coso, 1

11

Hotel Villa de Los Arcos ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Ctra. NA-129 Km 146
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0.60km → Torres del Río
Altitude: 
495

The yellow arrows have a tendency to keep to the road as they take you through this small village. To see anything of importance, including the church and many of Sansol’s several old baroque homes, turn right at the large ceramic tile sign indicating “Sansol” on the side of one of the first...

History: 

Named after San Zoilo, a young man martyred in Cordoba under the rule of Diocletian in 304AD.

Incidentally, his relics are preserved in the Benedictine Monasterio de San Zoilo in Carrión de los Condes. The local church here is likewise dedicated to him...

Accommodation in Sansol

Private

1

Deshojando el Camino
Private
Barrio Nuevo, 4
26 10€
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2

Albergue Codés
Private
Los Bodegones
24 12-15€
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Casa Rural

3

Casa Rural Martintxo
Casa Rural
la Plaza, 6

4

Casa Rural El Olivo
Casa Rural
Taconera, 9
Closed

5

Albergue Arcadi y Nines
Closed
Taconera, 10
14 5€
Sansol - Albergue Arcadi y Nines
10.50km → Viana
Altitude: 
450

Descending from the heights of Sansol into Torres del Río, one wonders why anyone would build a village in such an awkward to defend location. The only logical reason is the río Linares which gives the town its name and easy access to water.

The town is curious for...

The Road: 

The stretch between here and Viana has the nickname ‘The Knee Wrecker’ because of its frequent ups and downs. The only place for shade and pause is at the Capilla de la Virgen del Poyo where a seasonal food kiosk sets up shop.

Accommodation in Torres del Río

Private

1

Albergue Casa Mariela
Private
Plaza Padre Valeriano Ordóñez, 6
50 10€
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2

Albergue La Pata de Oca
Private
Mayor, 5
42 10-14€
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Hostal

3

Hostal San Andrés
Hostal
Jesús Ordoñez, 6
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Closed

4

Albergue Casa Mari
Closed
Casas Nuevas
26 7€
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Torres del Río - Camino de Santiago - 1
9.70km → Logroño
Altitude: 
475

Viana is a thriving city that serves as a good stopping point. A pair of albergues, a few churches, the occasional closing of the city streets to run with the bulls, and a handful of good restaurants offer a break from walking.

There is a nice green park, small but a great place to...

History: 

Viana, being a frontier town along the border with La Rioja, has been built with obvious fortifications. The most strategic of these is its perch high above the surrounding hillside.

Although the city walls served their purpose well, holding off several prolonged sieges, the...

Viana has no shortage of celebrations, and it is entirely possible that when you arrive the main street will be closed to everyone but bulls and mad men.

The most important:  San Felices is celebrated on the 1st of February, Magdalena and Santiago from the 21st to the 25th of July. And the Fiesta for the Virgen de Nieva (snow), a movable feast that is celebrated from the Saturday to Wednesday that includes the first Sunday after the 8th of September.

The Road: 

Not long after leaving Viana you will have left Navarra behind and entered into La Rioja. The way into Logroño, its capital, is without much heavy industry.

Accommodation in Viana

Municipal

1

Alberguería Andrés Muñoz
Municipal
San Pedro
54 8€
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Private

2

Albergue Izar
Private
El Cristo, 6
44 10€
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Parochial

3

Albergue Parroquial Santa María de Viana
Parochial
Plaza de los Fueros
15 Donativo€
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Pension

4

Pensión San Pedro
Pension
Medio de San Pedro, 13
Hostal

5

Hostal Casa Armendáriz
Hostal
Navarro Villoslada, 19
Hotel

6

Hotel Palacio de Pujadas ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Navarro Villoslada, 30
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12.50km → Navarrete
Altitude: 
396

Once you have crossed the río Ebro, you have entered Logroño proper.

Worth visiting are the Concatedral de Santa María de La Redonda (it shares the title of Cathedral with Santo Domingo, and it has a semi-hidden painting of the crucifixion by Michelangelo), the...

History: 

Like a few towns before, and several ahead, Logroño owes its success to the construction of the stone bridge over the río Ebro which for a long time was the only suitable crossing point of this wide river. As such it was able to command a toll, to which pilgrims were subjected....

Logroño seems always to be in a state of celebration. The two big festivals are for San Bernabé on the 11th of June, and San Mateo on the 21st of September. The latter of these two, held during the fall harvest, is much to do about wine.

The Road: 

Leaving Logroño is not unlike departing most large cities in that it winds its way across town in a way that mixes landmarks with practicalities. There are plenty of arrows to mark the way, but most are painted low on curbs and can be difficult to see if you are a pre-dawn walker. If in...

Accommodation in Logroño

Private

1

Albergue Check in Rioja
Private
Los Baños, 2
12 15€

2

Winederful Hostel & Café
Private
Herrerías, 2-14
18 16-18€

3

Hostel Entresueños
Private
Portales, 12
96 10+€
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4

Albergue Logroño
Private
Capitán Gallarza, 10
48 10€

5

Albergue de Peregrinos Albas
Private
Martínez Flamarique, 4
22 12€
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6

Albergue Santiago Apóstol
Private
Ruavieja, 42
76 10-15€
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Parochial

7

Albergue Parroquial de Santiago
Parochial
Barriocepo, 8
30 Donativo€
Association

8

Albergue de Peregrinos de Logroño
Association
Rúavieja, 32
68 7€
Pension

9

Pensión El Camino
Pension
Industria, 2
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10

Pensión Logroño
Pension
Canalejas, 7
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11

Pensión Parque del Ebro
Pension
Pl. de la Constitución, 24
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12

Pensión Laurel
Pension
Gonzalo de Berceo, 4
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13

Pensión Saint Mateo
Pension
Marqués de Murrieta, 35
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Hostal

14

Hostal La Numantina ⭑⭑
Hostal
Sagasta, 4
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Hotel

15

Hotel Sercotel Portales ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Portales, 85
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16

Hotel F&G Logroño ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Viana, 2-6
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17

Hotel Calle Mayor ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Marqués de San Nicolás, 71
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18

Hotel Murrieta ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Marqués de Murrieta, 1
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Altitude: 
1311

Navarra is the first of the Spanish Autonomous Communities along the Camino Francés. It extends from here, in the heights of the Pyrenees to the river plains of the Ebro on the outskirts of Logroño.

The language in these parts is officially Spanish and Basque....

Flag of Navarra
Altitude: 
929
Altitude: 
800

There is a food truck which provides year-round service to pilgrims, and which has a nice multicolored stamp.

Notice: 

The descent from here to Zubiri can often be slippery after a rain, but do not follow the road as an alternative.

The Road: 

Zubiri, like Larrosoaña ahead, is adjacent to the camino and not strictly on it. You do not need to cross the bridge if you don’t plan on stopping here. If you do go into town, retrace your steps and turn right once back over the bridge.

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