La Rioja Things to Do

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La Rioja Things to Do

  • Visit Bodegas Muga

    Bodegas Muga is located at the far west region of La Rioja in Haro. So, the day we checked out of our hotel and started on our way to Bordeaux, I made an early morning appointment to see the winery of one of my favorite Rioja wines. I have not had a bad bottle of Prado Enea. It's always great and a great value. The harvest 2015, we were told, is...

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  • Visit Bodegas Hermanos Peciña

    In my research of the best wines in La Rioja, this winery actually topped the list, to my surprise. One of my favorite Rioja wines is from Muga. And, though Muga was on the list, I was surprised it wasn't at the top of the list. So, my itinerary of winery visits included this winery. After visiting Marqués de Riscal and Bodegas Baigorri earlier in...

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  • Visit Bodegas Baigorri

    I had never heard of Baigorri wines. But, upon my research of best wines from Rioja, this one came up. It turned out that this winery offers a wine tour and wine tasting with the option of two types of food pairings. With the food pairings, you have the opportunity to taste more that two wines. And, being that this was the second winery to visit...

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  • Visit Marqués de Riscal Winery

    You must make an appointment for your winery visits in La Rioja. Marqués de Riscal was high on my list of places to visit because of the beautiful, modern architecture. I wanted to see this place first hand. And, having made a list of places to visit, this was the first winery to see for the day. Marqués de Riscal produces a tremendous amount of...

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  • Visit The Winery at Eguren Ugarte

    I researched and planned our winery visits well in advance of our trip. It's important to make appointments. And, taking into consideration the time a tour takes and the distance between visits, you can only fit a handful of wineries in a day. So, I chose wineries that were known for their superb wines. It turned out, our hotel stay at Eguren...

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  • Check our Laguardia - Logroño

    When we arrived to check in at the Hotel Eguren Ugarte, it was probably around 5pm. We were informed they were fully booked already for dinner that evening. We asked where we might go to have dinner nearby and it was suggested we check our Laguardia. We were pleasantly surprised! Only about 10 minutes drive east of our hotel. It's a tiny medieval...

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  • Panteon Real - the royal tombs in Najera

    This ts another sight in Najera: The Panteon Real / the royal tombs are the oldest part of the monastery in Najera and the only part of Monasterio Santa Maria La Real that dates back to the year 1045. You will be able to walk around the museum on your own without any restrictions, photography is also no problem, as long as you dont take a flash or...

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  • The Tomb of Blanche of Navarra in Najera

    I think that this was the most beautiful of all tombs in the cathedral & the Monastery Santa Maria la Real in Najera: The tomb of Blanche of Navarra, she was the daughter of King García Ramírez of Navarra.Her husband was King Sancho III of Aragonia & Navarra and she died in the age of just 18 years, while giving birth to her baby.What you will see...

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  • Inside the cathedral of Najera

    This is the great interior of the cathedral of Najera that dates back to the year 1453, as it looks today. While that cathedral next to the monastery does not look very special from outside it has a wonderfull ornate interior in gothic style that is worth seeing. In the backside of the church you will find the royal tombs of Panteon Real !...

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  • The cloisters of Monasterio Santa Maria...

    These are the cloisters of the Monasterio Santa Maria la Real and they will be the first sight that you will see, when you are entering the museum. You can also leave your rucksack there like we did. It is a pity that in Spain a lot of the wonderfull sculptures in monasteries are missing the head, like in my last picture. This monastery dates back...

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  • Monasterio Santa Maria la Real in Najera

    This building is a must, when you come to Najera: Monasterio Santa Maria la Real does not look very special from OUTside, but the interior of the monastery is certainly one of the most interesting museums that you will be able to visit, when walking along the Camino / Jakobsweg / St. Jamesway.Photography is no problem in that museum, as long as you...

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  • 2 chicken alive in a church

    Where-else in the whole world will you find 2 chicken living in a stable that stands in a church ? This is the famous chicken-stable in the cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada, that is now a museum. There are always 2 chicken in that stable and according to my guidebook these chicken will be changed every day. According to the old legends your...

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  • The tomb of Santo Domingo

    This is the most beautiful work of art that you will find in Santo Domingo de la Calzada: it is the tomb of Santo Domingo, opposite of the worldwide only chicken-stable inside of a church. A part of this tomb is on the groundfloor like shown in my 4th picture, but when you stand at this fence you will see that the tomb reaches down to the floor...

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  • The cathedral is a museum now

    Dont miss this, this is the great interior of the cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada that is just a museum nowadays and normally not used as a church anymore. You will need at least 1 hour inside that church in order to enjoy all of these great sights and works of art.The cathedral dates back to the year 1098, and the main altar was added in...

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  • a great belfry in S.Domingo de la...

    The giant belfry of the cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada stands seperate from the church, even when that seems to be different on my main photo here. The belfry stands in a distance of about 10 meters and it is the highest building of this town that has a total of around 6700 inhabitants. Next to the belfry you will find a small...

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  • Great wine cellars tour

    La Rioja is a heaven for people who like traveling and tasting the local cuisine and wines at the same time.we spent a fortnight in La Rioja and it was the best experience ever. Everything is nearby. Car rides to interesting spot are never longer than an hour. People are extremely friendly. We strongly recommend a visit to this amazing region!!!!We...

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  • VISIT A CELLAR

    There are many cellars that can be visited . There you will be shown the whole wine process. There some cellars that offer a visit together with a typical Rioja lunch. In most of them you can buy wine directly at a good price.It is important to take into account that autum is the time of the harvest and cellars are very busy, but if you are lucky...

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  • Leza River Canyon

    Leza River is a tributary of the Ebro that flows along the Camero Viejo, at La Rioja Media.The river flowe in an impressive canyon which forms landscapes of a great beauty. The Leza river flows into the Ebro at Agoncillo. Following the river upstream you will find villages such as Murillo de Río Leza, Ribafrecha, Leza del Río Leza, Soto en Cameros...

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  • ART OR WINE CELLARS ??

    If you are a person who appreciates art, I would suggest you to be in or around Logroño as this is one of the best and well known wine producing regions of the World. There are a lots of cellars designed by very famous world class architects such as Santiago Calatrava who designed Bodegas Ysios...

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  • La Sonsierra

    La Sonsierra is the only part of La Rioja placed on the north Ebro riverbank. San Vicente de la Sonsierra is the main town. The church of Santa María la Mayor, in the fortress, dominates the city and offers a unique view of the Rioja Alta.Other villages in Sonsierra are Abalos and Peciña, both with interesting monuments.

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  • Torrecilla en Cameros

    Torrecilla en Cameros, in the Iregua valley, is a place to rest and start trekking routes in the nearby mountains.Torrecilla flourished in the 17th century due to the sheep livestock and the wool production. Some of the masonry houses in the village are from that period.Places of interes are San Marcos church, Iglesia Parroquial de San Martín,...

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  • Ortigosa de Cameros

    Ortigosa de Cameros is divided in two parts by river Alberco. A concrete bridge connects both neighbourhoods, called San Miguel and San Martin. Another bridge, of iron, connects the village with some caves. The iron bridge is 54 m over the Iregua river.

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  • Monastery of Valvanera

    This monastery is on Sierra de la Demanda, near Anguiano, at an elevation of 1026 m, surrounded by forests and ruled by a benedictine community. There is a guesthouse in the monastery.The monastery is dedicated to Our Lady of Valvanera, the patron saint of La Rioja. It is a place of pilgrimage for people from all the region. The carving of Our Lady...

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  • Stilt dancers of Anguiano

    Anguiano is a village of La Rioja, 44 km from Logroño.Every 22nd July, eight young men from this village perform a traditional dance. They descend the street from the church to the square, twirling on a pair of stilts and playing castanets, while a band plays pipes and drums. They wear colorful waistcoats and damask skirts, and the most important,...

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  • Logrono

    La Rioja is the most famous wine producing region in Spain, but apart from the quality of the red elixir from its valleys, little is known about this small region in Northern Spain. And even less about the small provincial capital, Logroño, with a population of app. 130.000.It is however a historical city, one of the most important along the way of...

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La Rioja Hotels

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  • Hostal Rey Pedro I

    San Roque, 9, Santo Domingo de la Calzada, 26250, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Portales Hotel Logrono

    The location of the hotel couldn't be better, in the pedestrian area of Logroño. Our stay was really...

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  • San Fernando

    PSO. SAN JULIAN, 1, NAJERA, Spain, 26300, ES

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Los Agustinos

    Arrived at Los Augustinos after a short walk from the bus stop thru a lovely town! The hotel is...

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  • Hotel San Camilo

    Carretera De Fuenmayor, 4, Navarrete, 26370, es

  • Monasterio De San Millan

    Monasterio De Yuso, San Millan De La Cogolla 26226

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Parador de Calahorra

    The parador in Calahorra is a very pleasant hotel, but given its location the hotel is surely...

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  • Victoria Hotel

    Constitucion 97, Arnedo, LA 26580

  • Hotel Palacios

    Ctra Zaragoza s/n, Alfaro, La Rioja, 26540, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

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