Magdalena Bridge (Pamplona)
Bridge in Pamplona
The Magdalena Bridge is the most beautiful bridge in Pamplona is the entrance to the city of Pamplona on the Camino de Santiago. The Magdalena bridge crosses the Arga river in a beautiful setting, the Parque de la Tejería. Built in the 12th century, but with Gothic details and remodeled in 1963. The name comes from the neighborhood where it is located, La Magdalena. Apart from being an important point on the Camino de Santiago , this bridge is part of the Arga River Park.
The bridge has a certain resemblance to one of the most important medieval bridges that cross the Camino de Santiago, the Puente la Reina bridge .
It has been declared a Site of Cultural Interest and a Historic-Artistic Monument. Its origin is Romanesque. It was built in the 12th century and later modified in Gothic times (15th century). The last restoration dates from 1963. It resembles, in a small way, one of the best medieval bridges in Europe that is also found in Navarra: the medieval bridge of Puente la Reina.
The name comes from the neighborhood where it is located, the Magdalena neighborhood.