→ 11.70 → Los Arcos → 7.30km → Sansol

Altitude
450
To end of camino
633.80
ATM
Yes
Bar
Yes
Bus
Yes
Grocery
Yes
Medical Center
Yes
Pharmacy
Yes
Restaurant
Yes

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.

Fiesta

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

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.

It is a frontier town (Logroño is near enough) and as a result it saw its share of both destruction (at the hands of land-hungry nobility) and prosperity (every border crossing meant paying a toll, and exchanging currency, and most likely paying a duty on your horse).

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.

Comments

michael

There is a blessing in this amazing church a few nights each week. Check the sign on the outside for exact schedule. Definitely worth seeing this ornate church!

michael

The village panaria on the way in is charging exhorbitant prices. Over 5 euro.for a small.piece of pizza. steer clear.

michael

Please be aware that Villa de Los Arcos is over 2 km out of town.

michael

Exceptional friendly staff. The one gig drawback is only one bathroom each for men and one for women. Can't say for men but women has 2 toilets and 3 shower's for the entire 3 levels of rooms. I think there are over 40 to 55 beds. Arrive early if i want a bottom bed and get a bed across from bathroom.