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"The Trip to Spain" - Coogan & Brydon

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Hi all, I hope you won't mind indulging my curiosity. In the 2017 film "The Trip to Spain", Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon cross over the path of the Camino in a car, passing over a very distinctive trestle bridge as they do so. I cannot figure out where this is. Based on the route they are taking from Atxondo to Sos del Rey Catolico, I am assuming that this is somewhere east of Logroño. Can anyone help me identify this?
 

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Hi all, I hope you won't mind indulging my curiosity. In the 2017 film "The Trip to Spain", Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon cross over the path of the Camino in a car, passing over a very distinctive trestle bridge as they do so. I cannot figure out where this is. Based on the route they are taking from Atxondo to Sos del Rey Catolico, I am assuming that this is somewhere east of Logroño. Can anyone help me identify this?
An interesting question! I have walked the Camino twice, but have no recollection of the bridge in the photograph. I so look forward to an answer.
Regards, sherpakev
 

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Reminds me of the bridge over the Rio Aragon at Sanguesa. Camino Aragones.

Give the man a cigar! Sanguesa is spot on.

Here is the bridge on Google street view, as shown in image 1295.

However, the car seems to be going the wrong way if its destination is Sos de Rey Catolico.

Second photo, however, is somewhere else - not near the bridge.

I will continue looking. Or I may get a life.
 
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First one in 1977 by train. Many since then by foot. Next one ASAP.
As for photo 2.... When you exit the city of Sanguesa heading west on the CA, you cross the Rio Aragones via the bridge (photo 1) and then, if memory serves, you almost immediately make a right turn onto a broad north-bound road (photo 2).
 
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First one in 1977 by train. Many since then by foot. Next one ASAP.
Nope, not there.

Take another look at the Google Maps street view insert you posted in Item 4 above. ... March off the bridge and around the corner to the right, and there you are. ... Look for the chain under the Camino sign, and the red zebra crosswalk. ...The two photos had to have been taken just seconds apart. ... Not trying to be argumentative, just having fun remembering.... (And thanks for the cigar! If we ever meet, the first round is on me!)

By the way, I've never heard of a movie titled "The Trip to Spain." Is it a Camino film? Anyone know if its any good?
 
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It is a fun film but typical Coogan & Brydon. Described as Six meals in Six different places on a road trip through Spain from the North Atlantic to the Mediterranean coast- visiting Cantabria, the Basque region, Aragon, Rioja, Castile La Mancha and ending in Andalucia. Pity they don't tell you where they are actually visiting.
 

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Nope, not there.
Yes, it is, definitely. They are going in the wrong direction, but perhaps it looked better to the director this way, or perhaps they got lost. If you ask Google Maps to get you from Atxondo to Sos del Rey Católico, the route by-passes Sangüesa. preferring the NA-127. So perhaps they realised they had gone wrong and turned round.
Coogan and Brydon have made several TV series with this format (England, Greece, Italy as well as Spain). They go from place to place, enjoying luxurious expensive meals, while arguing about who can do the best impression of Michael Caine. I switched off after about five minutes of the first one I saw, England, I think. Like some of the food, an acquired taste.
 
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Reminds me of the bridge over the Rio Aragon at Sanguesa. Camino Aragones.
You all are incredible. I knew that someone would be able to answer this. This is the kind of thing I love about my fellow peregrinos!

To Bert's point, apparently the street signs are wrong! You can see that the arrows for Sos Del Rey are pointing north, but the town is actually to the south. The signs have been installed incorrectly for years. How bizarre!
 

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It is a fun film but typical Coogan & Brydon. Described as Six meals in Six different places on a road trip through Spain from the North Atlantic to the Mediterranean coast- visiting Cantabria, the Basque region, Aragon, Rioja, Castile La Mancha and ending in Andalucia. Pity they don't tell you where they are actually visiting.
I actually think it's a lot more than that. My wife is an author, normally doesn't like films exclusively about men, but she loves these movies for the character arcs. She thinks the characterization of Coogan and Brydon over the four films is masterful. (She is also a big fan of The Way, and thinks it is a perfectly written film.)

Here's some detail on the restaurant locations from The Trip to Spain: https://www.eater.com/2017/8/11/16135518/the-trip-to-spain-trailer-reviews
 

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It is a fun film but typical Coogan & Brydon. Described as Six meals in Six different places on a road trip through Spain from the North Atlantic to the Mediterranean coast- visiting Cantabria, the Basque region, Aragon, Rioja, Castile La Mancha and ending in Andalucia. Pity they don't tell you where they are actually visiting.
Few movie have any idea of the “reality” of a film, unless it’s a documentary, and then some of the best scenes are left on the cutting floor.
 

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As for photo 2.... When you exit the city of Sanguesa heading west on the CA, you cross the Rio Aragones via the bridge (photo 1) and then, if memory serves, you almost immediately make a right turn onto a broad north-bound road (photo 2).
I remember walking out of Sanguesa and the massive bridge, but mostly I remember the assault on my nostrils from the paper mill as I continued out the road and I remember googling it at the time to see if the smell was 'normal' ...
Apparently it is, glad I don't live near a paper mill....
 
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First one in 1977 by train. Many since then by foot. Next one ASAP.
I remember my friends and I walking out of Sanguesa after an impressive rain storm, and -- not far from that very same smelly paper mill! -- having to wade through what seemed like the Florida Everglades.
 

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You all are incredible. I knew that someone would be able to answer this. This is the kind of thing I love about my fellow peregrinos!

To Bert's point, apparently the street signs are wrong! You can see that the arrows for Sos Del Rey are pointing north, but the town is actually to the south. The signs have been installed incorrectly for years. How bizarre!
Not necessarily. At that point, where the sign is, the best way to get to Sos del Rey Católico is probably (almost certainly) to go north to the junction with the NA-127, then south. You can't get there by turning left after the bridge, because it is miles and miles before there is another bridge over the River Aragon at Cáseda. You could make a U-turn and go through Sangüesa, but that would mean negotiating a maze of narrow streets with no direction signs until you find your way back to the NA-127.
 

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