Puente la Reina The Essential
This, the pimientos (pepper) capital, did not always play host to country folk and market gardeners. Its typical village-street layout is characteristic of pilgrim towns. The 11C humpbacked bridge, after which the town is named, was built for pilgrims heading towards Santiago de Compostela. The Iglesia del Crucifijo (Church of the Crucifixion) houses a famous Y-shaped cross and a starkly Expressionist wooden Christ.