Logroño Travel Guide

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Logroño Things to Do

  • Parliament of La Rioja

    Parliament of la Rioja occupies restored building of Convent of La Merced. That convent and its building were founded yet in XIV century. Parts of this building survived till nowadays are from XVI century. Main gate were built in 1685 in baroque style. Open from Monday through Friday from 09:00-14:00

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  • Church Santa Maria Del Palacio

    This church has its name because it was built on the base of a palace donated by King Alfonso VII of Castile. This church is also known as “La Aguja” or the Needle because its spire, or “La Imperial” or Imperial church because King of Spain Carlos I was the same time Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. This church was founded in the XI century, after...

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  • Church Santa Maria Del...

    Interiors of this church show you a mixture of different stiles. Its architecture is typical late gothic but altarpieces and woodcarvings are baroque. Although history of this church is elder than nine hundred years it doesn’t possesses any rare masterpieces. Anyway it is worth a visit for anybody who wants to learn Spanish culture. Admission is...

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  • Cathedral Santa Maria de la Redonda

    This cathedral was built over previously existed at the same place original Romanesque church of XII Century. Its name derives from configuration of its circular floor. This church became a collegiate one then it was joined to the San Martin de Albelda Church in 1453. Present Concatedral de Santa Maria de La Redonda at Plaza del Mercado in downtown...

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  • Cathedral Santa Maria de la...

    Cathedral has three naves and three polygonal apses. The main altarpiece was made in XVII century and represents the image of the Tree of Jesse where the Virgin appears. Although its architecture is mostly late Gothic all altarpieces and majority of statues and icons are baroque. I found only one excellent Gothic image of Virgin Mary. In its main...

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  • Fuente de los Peregrinos

    This fountain built of stone and formed by an arch between two pillars, a frieze and pediment. We know that the year 1675 may be the date of its reconstruction since the work is older and this fountain existed here from the times immemorial. It is popularly known by various names “Fuente de Santiago, or Way of the Pilgrim”. After a major renovation...

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  • Church of Santiago El Real

    Construction of this church started in 1513 and was at last finished only about 1699. It has a nave with three sections and transept. The facade was made in XVII century and was designed along the lines of a triumphal arch decorated with two sculptures of the Apostle Santiago: in one he is pictured wearing a pilgrim’s habit and in the other as a...

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  • Iglesia de San Bartolomé

    It is well known that the church of Saint Bartholomew already existed here in XII century. But we have first official records on that church only from beginning of XIII century. Outstanding masterpiece is the main portal of that church showing us history of life of Saint Bartholomew. It is wonderful example of transitional type from Romanesque to...

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  • Iglesia de San Bartolomé/Interior

    Interior of the church is expressively gothic because it was mostly accomplished in XIV century. Church has three naves. Choirs are on the balcony over the main portal. Crucifixion and several statues of Virgin made in XIV century survived till nowadays. Admission is free but any donations are welcomed and highly appreciated. Visitors are allowed...

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  • Iglesia de San...

    When you enter the church small chapel is going to be on your right hand side. In this chapel you will find two splendid sepulchers made in first half/mid of XIV century. Traditionally locals call these chapel and tombs as “Capilla de los Marques” and “Sepulcros de los Marques”. Although I have some doubts about those two tombs. Effigies of...

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  • Nativity scene

    Every year during Christmas a giant nativity scene is installed at the city hall square. Replicas of the most known buildings and sights of Logroño and surroundings arte used in the different scenes. The facade of St. Bartolome church hosts the main scene, whereas Santa María de Palacio church and other replicas host secundary scenes.

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  • Iglesia de Santiago el Real

    This church was built in the 16th century on the place of a medieval church. The baroque façade with the figure of Saint James the Moor-slayer is from the 17th century. In the interior, see the baroque altarpiece.

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  • Ayuntamiento

    The modern Town Hall of Logroño has a wide square where festivals, fairs and exhibitions taka place. Recently, during Christmas time, a life-size Nativity scene is reconstructed.The Town Hall was designed by Rafael Moneo.

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  • Co-cathedral Santa María de la Redonda

    It was built on the place of a late temple of the 12th century, in Isabelline Gothic style. In 1453 the church got the range of Collegiate church. The façade is a stone retable framed by the twin towers that were added in the 18th century. Inside, look at the choir, the altarpiece (17th century) and a Crucifixion attributed to Michelangelo...

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  • Iglesia Imperial de Santa María de...

    Santa María de Palacio is one of the symbols of Logroño. It was built in the 12th century.The aguja, from the 13th century, is the most impressive part of this church. It is a slender pyramid that reproduces an imperial crown on top of an octogonal gothic lantern.I found a video (in Spanish) about Santa María de...

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  • De Elhúyar brothers

    Fausto and Juan José de Elhúyar (also Delhúyar) were born in Logroño, in this house (5 Santiago street). They discovered tungsten in 1783.

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  • Library

    Logroño has a very good municipal library. It is in a big building, part of the old cigarette factory. This library is a good place for reading, researching and studying. Books are well organized. There are PCs and internet facilities.

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  • Casa de Espartero

    The house on the left was the residence of Baldomero Espartero, an important political figure and regent of Spain in the 19th century. The building hosts now the Museum of La Rioja.On the rigth, the Post Office.

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  • Parliament

    The old cigarette factory of Logroño is today the seat of the Parliament of La Rioja.The building had been built in the 16th century and it had hosted before a quarter, a militar hospital, stores...The baroque façade was built in 1685.

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  • San Bartolomé

    The church of San Bartolomé is a nice example of Romanesque architecture. It was built attached to the city wall. It has three naves and triple apse.The front porch is the best sample of gothic sculpture in La Rioja.

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  • Plaza del Mercado

    Plaza del Mercado is the square where traditionally the market was installed. The main façade of the cathedral faces this square.

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  • Portales

    Portales is the main street in the city center. It is full of shops and cafes. There are nice houses with balconies. The side wall of the Cathedral faces this street.

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  • Puente de Piedra

    The stone bridge over the Ebro river is the way that pilgrims going to Santiago de Compostela take to cross the river and enter in the city. Every day, in the morning, you can see some pilgrims crossing the bridge, especially in the summer. They continue by Rua Vieja and reach the refuge.

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  • Iregua Valley

    The National Road N-111 (Logroño-Soria) goes to the South following the route of the Iregua river.In the low valley you can see villages such as Nalda and Albelda, with vineyards, orchards, fruits and vegetables.Later, going to the region of Camero Nuevo, there are beautiful mountain villages such as Torrecilla, Ortigosa or Villoslada, where the...

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Logroño Hotels

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  • 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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  • NH Herencia Rioja

    Marques de Murrieta 14, Logrono, La Rioja, 26005, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • NH Logrono Hotel

    Avda. Club Deportivo 98, Logrono, La Rioja, 26007, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Logroño Restaurants

  • Wine and tapas in an English Pub

    The Drunken Duck is just like a typical English Pub on the outside as well as the furnishings and fittings inside BUT that's where the similarity ends. Everything else is very Spanish indeed. Wonderful food at reasonable prices, great wine and beer and friendly staff who came to know us and would have my glass of red wine ready when I walked in. (I...

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  • Restaurant and bar

    This restaurant also has a bar where you can have some tapas. We tried risotto, which was very tasty, and cochinillo, roast sucking pig, which was excellent and the tapa was quite generous. The restaurant has two floors and there are private dining rooms. The wine list is very complete. There are good wines from the region but also a selection of...

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  • San Juan Street

    In the city center of Logroño, close to the Co-Catedral, you can find the San Juan Street. In this street there are a lot of small restaurants, which have a big offer of pintxos (very small tapas). The street is similiar to the Laurel Street, buy is cheaper and the local people prefer it.You can test a lot of differents dishes for good prices, for...

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Logroño Nightlife

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    Calle Del Peso: This is where it's at.

    by Maryimelda Updated Mar 15, 2016

    This little street tucked away in the Old Town comes alive every night with food, wine, beer and music in abundance. This is party central in Logrono and not in any seedy way, it's just a happy place to be and to meet for drinks and some of the best tapas you'll ever see. There are many restaurants to have dinner as well most of which start serving at 8pm.

    We also enjoyed lunch there one day, but it really comes alive at night.

    Dress Code: Smart casual is all that is required.

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Logroño Off The Beaten Path

  • Pantano de la Grajera

    Pantano de la Grajera is the lake situated three and half kilometers west from Logrono. This is sport, picnic and fishing area for all inhabitants of Logrono. Lake is very beautiful, geese are swimming in water and the very big fish is jumping out of water. Speaking honestly I haven’t seen this big fish jumping out of water until I came home and...

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  • Puente de Piedra

    This stone bridge was built over the River Ebro in 1880 and replaced old medieval bridge built yet in XII century. This Puente de Piedra well known to all pilgrims walking to Santiago de Compostela because they walk through this bridge before they enter Logrono. This bridge is excellent view pint on the spires and belfries of local cathedral and...

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  • Post Office

    Post OfficePost office building was built on the place of former Convent of Our lady of Lilies. That convent was built in XVI century. Demolition of that convent started in 1914 and at the same place was built Central post office of La Rioja. Construction started in 1927 by architect Agapito del Valle. At last new post office was built by 1932 in...

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Logroño General

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    Walk in the center

    by Aitana Updated Jan 30, 2011

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    Favorite thing: Walking in the city center is very pleasant. Not only are there monuments, but also nice houses with balconies and miradores everywhere.
    Portales street is one of the places where these houses can be seen.

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