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Europe > Iberia > Spain > Northern Spain > La Rioja (Spain)
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La Rioja is an autonomous community in northern Spain, bordered by Basque Country, Navarre, Aragon and Castile-Leon. The region is popular because of its gastronomy and well known internationally thanks to the Rioja wine.

Cities

  • Logroño — The capital and hub of the region.
  • Briones — Small picturesque medieval town that hosts the Vivanco Museum of Wine Culture.
  • Enciso — The Paleontological Centre it's a good start to follow the dinosaur footprints spread across the southern part of La Rioja.
  • Ezcaray — Small scenic town home of the 2-Michelin starred restaurant El Portal del Echaurren and the ski area Valdezcaray.
  • Haro — Wine town that celebrates the Battle of the Wine every year on June 29.
  • San Millán de la Cogolla — The Yuso and Suso Monasteries were declared World Heritage Site in 1997, as the birthplace of the modern written and spoken Spanish language.

Other destinations

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See

  • Cathedral of Santa María, Calahorra
  • Cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada, Santo Domingo de la Calzada
  • Co-cathedral of Santa María de la Redonda, Logroño
  • Monastery of Nuestra Señora de Valvanera, Anguiano
  • Monastery of Santa María, Cañas
  • Monastery of Santa Maria la Real, Najera
  • Yuso and Suso Monasteries, San Millán de la Cogolla, World Heritage Site

Itineraries

Do

The Rioja Alta wine region
  • El Barranco Perdido, Enciso. Palaeontological park with swimming pool and activities related to the dinosaurs.
  • Valdezcaray, Ezcaray. Ski resort with 22 kilometres of slopes and San Lorenzo as the highest peak with 2125 metres.

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