Los Arcos is a small town in Navarre and a stop on day 6 of the Camino Frances.
Los Arcos was always a disputed land, first by Muslims and Christians and later by Navarrese and Castilians. A castle on top of the hill and a wall that completely surrounded its historic center were witnesses of those battles. Today there is almost nothing left of such a busy past, except for three gates of the walled enclosure and the name of Los Arcos (The Arches), granted by King Sancho el de Peñalén in memory of the courage shown by his famous archers in the War of the three Sanchos, and proudly displayed on its coat of arms.
The other fundamental milestone in the development of Los Arcos was its privileged location on the Camino de Santiago, which brought progress and wealth to the town, the result of which was the spectacular church of Santa María, one of the most spellbinding buildings with a splendid Renaissance tower of the 16th century.
In the testament of King Teobaldo II (end of 12th century), a hospital for pilgrims is mentioned which was maintained by himself.
Accommodation in Los Arcos
|Hotel name||Type||Price range||Room type||Other|
|Pension los Arcos||Guest house||Budget||Private rooms||Facilities for disabled guests, WiFi|
|Hotel Villa de los Arcos||Hotel||Mid-range||Private rooms||WiFi, Bar, Facilities for disabled guests, Terrace, Luggage storage, Washer-dryer|
|Apartamentos Jurramendi – Los Arcos||Apartments||Mid-range||Private rooms||Kitchen, Lift, WiFi, Washing machine, Terrace|
From Estella, the pilgrims arrive tired to find rest in Los Arcos, which welcomes them with its four hostels, hotels, hostels, bars, restaurants, food stores, and all the necessary services. From there, the next day starts the last stage through Navarre to enter La Rioja.