Romanesque bridge. Puente la Reina. Photo courtesy of the Navarre Tourist Board
Puente La Reina, Navarre
(Autonomous Community of Navarre)
Tel.:+34 948 340007
This is one of the most elegant examples of the civil Romanesque style on the Way of Saint James. Its distinctive features are its grace and sobriety. It has 7 semicircular arches of which the easternmost one is below ground, and is 110 m long. There are smaller arches between the main arches, forming openings which make the structure lighter and allow the water to flow through when the river swells.
- Construction: Bridge
- Artistic period: Romanesque
- Historic period: 11th century