A poem adorns the wall on the way into Nájera. Translation: "Dust, mud, sun and rain is the Camino de Santiago.Thousands of pilgrims and more than a thousand years. Pilgrim, who calls you? What dark forces attract you? Nor the field of the stars nor the grand cathedrals. It is not the Navarran bravery, nor the Riojan wine, nor the galician seafood nor the Castilian fields. Pilgrim, who calls you? What dark force attracts you? Not the people of the camino nor the rural customs. It is not the history and the culture, nor the rooster of La Calzada nor the palace of Gaudi nor the castle of Ponferrada"