There is nothing quite like walking alone in the Spanish countryside where all is still, all is quiet. Then suddenly, I would come upon an ancient bridge and feel like I somehow stepped through time to an era of peasants, fancy ladies, and dashing knights. And then I would start to wonder…
“Is there a child foundation sacrifice at the foot of that bridge?”
Not all bridges along the Camino Frances are so romantic, though. They were built ranging from the 12th-century to modern times. Some are over water and others are over land. Some are small, others tower over ancient villages. There are bridges that allow pedestrians and pilgrims to safely cross over a highway and there are bridges that were for jousting knights in medieval times.
This photo essay is to show you some of the more interesting bridges, and their views, along the Camino Frances. Can you figure out which one was for the jousting knights?