Camino Photo of the Day: Ayuntamiento de Navarrete

The towns in Spain seem to use their coats of arms on everything. These are the arms of the Ayuntamiento (town council) of Navarrete, found on a lamp post near the town center. I particularly enjoy the cannons. They make sense, since the town was formed when King Alfonso VIII of Castile moved the people of the nearby villages to a central location so it would be easier to defend them against both the Moors and the Navarrans. Not that they had cannons at the time.

Here’s a pair of maps of the day, as we walk from Navarrete to Azofra:

Date: 08 April 2016
Place: Navarrete (La Rioja, Spain)