Image courtesy of the “Asociación de Municipios del Camino de Santiago”
AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY: Aragon
DISTANCE TO SANTIAGO: 796 km
Tourist Office of Puente la Reina de Jaca
Opens only on public holidays and in summer
Tel.: [+34] 974 377 201
Tourist Office of Jaca
Plaza de San Pedro, 11-13
Tel.: [+34] 974 36 00 98
LINKS OF INTEREST
- Restaurants & bars
- No hostels
- Hotel Anaya
- Regular bus service: La Burundesa
- Mesón de la Reina taxi service: [+34] 637 759 779 and [+34] 974 377 004
UNIQUE PARTIES AND EVENTS
San Sebastián: January 20th.
San Miguel: May 8th, patron saint of the festival of Santa Engracia.
“Las Enramadas”: on the night between Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday, young men offer holm oak sprigs they have picked in the mountains and oranges – one sprig for each single woman in town, regardless of her age. It is actually a pretext to cover the cost of the festival: the following day the young men visit the houses in the vicinity to collect whatever it is they have been given in appreciation of the sprig the women have been presented. In the old days they would collect eggs, bacon, etc. and then feast on such delights.
Located at a crossroads and on the Way, Puente la Reina was created through the merger of the old localities of Santa Engracia and Javierregay. The section of the Way of Saint James between Jaca and Sangüesa runs across landscapes where one can enjoy long walks or go horse-riding or cycling.
NEARBY POINTS OF INTEREST
- Castle of Ruesta: remains of an old Muslim fortress.
- Set of buildings in Undués de Lerda: splendid views surrounded by nature, towers, manor houses of noble ancestry and sober façades.
- Castle of Javier: medieval fortress built on rocky soil, and the birthplace of Saint Francis Xavier, patron saint of Navarre, of the missions and of tourism in Spain.
- Monastery of Leyre: the main Romanesque monument in Navarra and one of the most attractive early medieval complexes in Spain. The abbey church, the crypt and the “Porta Speciosa” gate from the 11th-12th centuries are of extraordinary interest.
- Artieda: Locality in the Way of Saint James with an interesting town centre. The Church of San Martín is of Romanesque origin (12th c.) but later extended in the 16th.
- Mianos: Locality in the Way of Saint James surrounded by a great landscape. The Church of Santa María has a magnificent Renaissance-style coffered ceiling.
Track Jaca - Arrés