The Monastery of Irache, a former Benedictine monastery, was started in the 8th century. The historic building is presently being converted into a luxury Parador hotel.
A gateway near Irache features the symbol of the shell along with a Saint James statue and other traditional pilgrim symbols.
The free wine fountain provided by Bodegas Irache, a local winery, along the Camino de Santiago.
Author Anna Dintaman samples the wine at the wine fountain at Bodegas Irache.
Pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago get creative with drinking vessels at the wine fountain of Bodegas Irache vineyard.
A hand-painted sign invites pilgrims to visit the Ermita de la Purísima Concepción in Igúzquiza.
The rich landscape on the way to Villamayor de Monjardín on the Camino de Santiago.
The castle of San Esteben de Deyo (Saint Stephen) looms in the distance above Villamayor de Monjardín.
Red poppies, green fields and distant mountains make for beautiful scenery between Estella and Villamayor de Monjardín.
The spires of the Romanesque church of San Andrés peek over the hilltop beckoning pilgrims to Villamayor de Monjardín.
Pilgrims explore la Fuente de Moros, the "Muslim's fountain", a Gothic fountain believed to be a reconstruction of an earlier Muslim building.
The Romanesque church of San Andrés in Villamayor de Monjardín was built in the 17th century.
Pilgrims walk the beautiful but shadeless 11.5 kilometers from Villamajor de Monjardín to Los Arcos, one of the longest stretches of the Camino de Santiago without services.
A red poppy blooms amid the wheat in the fields between Villamajor de Monjardín and Los Arcos on the Camino de Santiago.
Wildflowers bloom amid the wheat in the fields between Villamajor de Monjardín and Los Arcos on the Camino de Santiago.
Wheat fields ready for harvest between Villamajor de Monjardín and Los Arcos on the Camino de Santiago.
Rows of grape vines become a common site in this wine-rich section of the Camino in Navarra and La Rioja.
La Iglesia de Santa María de la Asunción (the Church of Saint Mary of the Assumption) stands in the main plaza of Los Arcos on the Camino de Santiago.
A statue of Saint James in the Iglesia de Santa María de la Asunción in Los Arcos on the Camino de Santiago.
The golden retablo and dome of the Iglesia de Santa María de la Asunción in Los Arcos on the Camino de Santiago.
The colorful staircase in La Casa de la Abuela, a private albergue located in Los Arcos.
Italian pilgrims prepare a spaghetti meal for all the guests in La Casa de la Abuela albergue.
Pilgrims at La Casa de la Abuela albergue in Los Arcos enjoy a spaghetti dinner together.
Vending machines offer more than snacks; this one includes a traditional pilgrim shell!
Iglesia de Santa María de la Asunción in Los Arcos on the Camino de Santiago illuminated at dusk.
The path leaves Los Arcos along a very straight row of trees.