• This stage is not a difficult one and will mostly follow the body of the N-240 road.

    There is an alternative route that will lead you to the San Juan de la Peña Monastery. This is a beautiful alternative, but it increases the camino by over 13 kilometers and it is not an easy walk, although the path is well marked.

    If you walk the official route, the most interesting sight for today will be Arrés, a pretty village with a Gothic fortress and a nice baroque church.

    • This is the map for stage 2 of Camno Aragones where you’ll find the route from Jaca to  Arrés and also the alternative route trough San Juan de la Peña.
    • This is the list of all the places where camino is passe through on this stage:  Jaca, Hotel Aragón, Santa Cilia de Jaca, Puente la Reina de Jaca, Arrés, Atarés, Monasterio Nuevo de San Juan de la Peña, Monasterio Viejo de San Juan de la Peña, Santa Cruz de la Serós, Binacua

    Camino Aragones2: Jaca - Arrés
    Camino Aragones2: Jaca - Arrés

  • 2206 The church of Santiago which has a special service for pilgrims at 8 pm each day. It was very crowded, and the pilgrims are called up for a blessing at the end of the service 2206 The church of Santiago which has a special service for pilgrims at 8 pm each day. It was very crowded, and the pilgrims are called up for a blessing at the end of the service 2207 Statue of Ramiro I who founded the kingdom of Aragon with Jaca as its capital 2207 Statue of Ramiro I who founded the kingdom of Aragon with Jaca as its capital 2208 The castle at Jaca 2208 The castle at Jaca 2209 2209 2210 There is a turning around here to a steep mountain path leading to the monastery of San Juan de la Pena. 2210 There is a turning around here to a steep mountain path leading to the monastery of San Juan de la Pena. 2211 The alternative (followed here) is to walk 13 km. on the flat, and then walk or hitch-hike (very easy) up the road from near Santa Cilia 2211 The alternative (followed here) is to walk 13 km. on the flat, and then walk or hitch-hike (very easy) up the road from near Santa Cilia 2212 2212 2214 Phantom photographer in the early morning light 2214 Phantom photographer in the early morning light 2215 2215 2216 2216 2217 Beginning to get hot, and some welcome shade 2217 Beginning to get hot, and some welcome shade 2218 2218 2219 Distant view of Santa Cilia and the road to San Juan de la Pena 2219 Distant view of Santa Cilia and the road to San Juan de la Pena 2220 The Hotel Aragon at the turning has a very inviting swimming pool 2220 The Hotel Aragon at the turning has a very inviting swimming pool 2221 Carvings at the monastery of San Juan de la Peña 11th century 2221 Carvings at the monastery of San Juan de la Peña 11th century 2226 2226 2227 2227 2228 First view of the cloister 2228 First view of the cloister 2229 2229 2230 The huge rockface overhanging the cloister 2230 The huge rockface overhanging the cloister 2231 2231 2232 View back down the valley 2232 View back down the valley 2233 Fiesta in Santa Cruz de la Sera, the site of the most famous nunnery in Aragon 2233 Fiesta in Santa Cruz de la Sera, the site of the most famous nunnery in Aragon 2234 Romaneque parish church 2234 Romaneque parish church 2235 Roadside fuente 2235 Roadside fuente 2236 Back on the camino again after the diversion to the monastery 2236 Back on the camino again after the diversion to the monastery 2237 2237 2238 2238 2240 Entering Santa Cilia 2240 Entering Santa Cilia 2241 2241 2242 Pleasant side street with an excellent bar 2242 Pleasant side street with an excellent bar 2243 2243 2252 The camino running alongside the road for a short section before Puente La Reina - caravan site with restaurant just visible on the right 2252 The camino running alongside the road for a short section before Puente La Reina - caravan site with restaurant just visible on the right 2253 Leaving the road for a section through the woods 2253 Leaving the road for a section through the woods 2254 2254 2255 an excellent view of the bridge from which Puente La Reina gets its name. not to be confused with the much larger town of the same name near Pamplona 2255 an excellent view of the bridge from which Puente La Reina gets its name. not to be confused with the much larger town of the same name near Pamplona 2256 2256 2257 2257 2260 2260 2261 2261