Pilgrims reach Logroño after leaving Mount Cantabria on the left hand side, a great viewpoint over the city, which was home to pre-Roman populations.
The pilgrims arrive to the second largest city on the French Way and the first major river on route. The famous Stone Bridge, where there is an Information Point for Walkers, helps them to cross the river Ebro and approach the monumental town of Logroño, the capital of La Rioja that grew as a result of its location as a frontier - for centuries was the border between the kingdoms of Navarra and Castilla- and- lived through the boom of the Camino of Santiago.
A pleasant city to stay in, with more than 150,000 residents, it is home to half of the population of La Rioja. Here the pilgrims will find everything they need to spend the day and night and, to enjoy its food and wine. A visit to the historic area evokes many Jacobean memories.
The printers Arnao Guillén de Brocar (XV century) installed in Logroño one of the first printers. Here they printed the indulgences that were distributed to pilgrims in Santiago.
If you are traveling on the Camino de Santiago or are planning to do so soon, you should know that the distance separating Logroño from Santiago de Compostela is 614 kilometers.
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