Boutique hotels in Rioja
This province is at three and a half hours from Madrid, two hours from Bilbao and four and a half hours from Barcelona. It has bus services, RENFE trains and the Logroño airport.
Architecturally the Rioja is a complete destination: the dolmens of Cameros and the Sonsierra, the Romanesque art of the Templarios, the gothic cathedral of the Savior in Santo Domingo de la Calzada, Renaissance like the cloister of Yuso, the baroque present in multiple towers and the neoclassical of its palaces, theaters and public buildings.
La Rioja also treasures more than 10 centuries of life and spiritual tradition through its network of Monasteries among which two fabulous jewels stand out: the Monastery of Yuso and the Monastery of Suso in San Millán de la Cogolla, which at the time is considered as the birthplace of Castilian, since in this town the first documents written in this language are preserved.
Hotels in La Rioja
But if you are talking about Rioja, you are clearly talking about wine as well. The Denomination of ´Origin of Rioja´ is known throughout the whole world for the excellence of its wines, but this is also the region that has evolved the most in the development of Enotourism. Here the beginners and the most advanced can dive into the wine culture of La Rioja with all the guarantees. Learn about the types of varietals with Denomination of Origin, about the elaboration, the vintages, the types of wine, how to serve it and how to taste it. The history of wine, from cultivation to consumption is an exciting story that you can experience accompanied by the producers.
Its capital is Logroño and between the two bridges, you can enjoy an excellent view of the Historic Quarter with the towers of the four churches, including the Co-Cathedral of La Redonda and the Church of Santa María de Palacio. Haro is the capital of wine, here you can visit its Wine Museum and also the Basilica of Our Lady of Haro, the Baroque Palace of the Counts of Haro, the Plateresque Palace of Beldaña and the Municipal Archive. One of its most famous festivals is the "Battle of the Wine." In Calahorra, visit its cathedral, the archaeological museum and the square of El Raso, the ancient Roman Forum, Santo Domingo de la Calzada, with its network of medieval streets declared a Historic Site. -National, it houses a valuable heritage in which its walls, the Cathedral and the old Pilgrims Hospital stand out. And in Ezcaray visit the Church of Santa María la Mayor, National Monument, the Royal Cloth Factory of Santa Bárbara, the building of the dye (built without using wood on the deck to prevent fires), or its palaces and manor houses.
The Camino de Santiago, the first European cultural itinerary and a World Heritage Site, also passes through La Rioja. In Logroño also converge the French Way and the Jacobean Route of the Ebro, making this city a fantastic point to begin the pilgrimage.
Dinosaurs also left their mark in La Rioja more than 120 million years ago, and today the Enciso, Munilla or Igea and Cornago deposits attest to this. The Perdido Ravine is a park of paleoaventura and in him they are most of the archaeological rest. It is also an excellent plan to do as a family, with multiple activities, adventure areas and water areas designed for the little ones.
In the section of its cuisine La Rioja gives us a fertile orchard with pochas, Rioja potatoes or stew to La Rioja. Among its main dishes, gray soups and miller's soups, lamb in stew or roast, Rioja cod ... Cheese from Cameros, Puff pastry and almond cream, Russians from Alfaro or Soto marzipan ... And when you're in Logroño, get lost in between the tapas bars of the streets Laurel and San Juan. Hoteles Casas y Turismos Rurales en La Rioja