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CHARMING VILLAGES IN LA RIOJA

TRADITION, CULTURE AND TOURISM IN A UNIQUE LAND

guide to CHARMING VILLAGES IN LA RIOJA THAT YOU CAN’T MISS

La Rioja Alta and La Rioja Alavesa are two very notable areas both for their wine and gastronomy culture, and for the beauty of their towns and landscapes. There are several charming towns in La Rioja and La Rioja Alavesa that can be visited just a few minutes from our hotel, which makes us the perfect rural hotel to discover everything that these regions can offer the visitor, who It’s a lot.

THE VILLAGES LESS THAN 20 MINUTES FROM THE HOTEL YOU SHOULD VISIT

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HARO

(17 MINUTES FROM THE HOTEL)

Located a few minutes from our hotel, it is the capital of La Rioja Alta and one of the most charming towns in La Rioja. It stands out for its enormous wine tradition and for also being officially the “Capital of Rioja”.

To its numerous wineries such as CVNE or Muga to name some of the most famous, we must add the attraction of its historic center with some monuments of interest such as the church of San Nicolás or the 7 statues that are found around the town in which represent the old trades of Haro. In Haro there is a wide gastronomic offer for all tastes and budgets. Mixture of culture, landscape and gastronomy, Haro is a place that you cannot miss on your visit to La Rioja.

ÁBALOS

The small town in which we are located, on the left bank of the Ebro River, is worth a walk both for its well-kept structure of narrow streets and pretty houses and for the surrounding landscapes. The church of San Esteban, from the 15th century and declared a national monument, is the most representative monument.

As is necessary in these lands, the wine culture is very present. We have up to four wineries in the town and walking a few meters from the hotel you will find many hectares of vineyards among which you can walk and even do our vineyard interpretation activity to learn about all the stages and care of the vineyards prior to wine production.

Ábalos - Pueblos con encanto en la Rioja
Laguardia - Pueblos con encanto en la Rioja

LAGUARDIA

(12 MINUTES FROM THE HOTEL)

Laguardia is located a very short distance from our hotel and is one of the most touristic towns in the area. It is a pleasure to walk through the walled area, go through its magnificent medieval gates, walk through its cobbled streets or sit and have a drink in the Plaza del Gaitero. As notable monuments we have the Church of Santa María de Los Reyes or The Abacial Tower, from where there are spectacular panoramic views of the vineyards. Gastronomy and oenology are of course two of the strong points of Laguardia, with a multitude of wineries that can be visited.

ELCIEGO

(14 MINUTES FROM THE HOTEL)

This town in Rioja Alavesa is mainly famous for housing one of the most luxurious hotels in Spain, Marqués de Riscal, designed by the renowned architect Frank Ghery, also famous for being the architect of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao . Marqués de Riscal also has a winery that you can visit, although the most notable thing is undoubtedly its architecture.

Elciego - Pueblos con encanto en la Rioja
briones pueblos con encanto en la rioja

BRIONES

(14 MINUTES FROM THE HOTEL)

Briones is undoubtedly another of the most charming towns in La Rioja. It has a historic center paved with narrow streets where the old stately palaces, its numerous emblazoned houses and its Plaza Mayor stand out. Surrounding Briones you can enjoy the remains of the ancient wall and spectacular views of the surroundings and the Ebro River. In the lower part of the town is the jewel in the crown of Briones, the Vivanco Museum of the Culture of Wine, considered by the UNWTO as the best wine museum in the world. It is of course an essential visit in which you will enjoy the world of wine with all five senses, it is a truly spectacular space.

SAN VICENTE DE LA SONSIERRA

(7 MINUTES FROM THE HOTEL)

Very close to our hotel, in this charming town in La Rioja Alta with stone houses and narrow streets in the style of the typical towns of La Rioja. You can climb the ruins of the castle-fortress from where there are wonderful views of the Ebro River, the medieval bridge and the vineyard fields.

San Vicente de Somosierra - Pueblos con encanto en la Rioja

TOWNS & VILLAGES LESS THAN 45 MINUTES FROM THE HOTEL YOU SHOULD VISIT

Santo Domingo de la Calzada y Ezcaray - Pueblos con encanto en la Rioja

SANTO DOMINGO DE LA CALZADA AND EZCARAY

(35 MINUTES FROM THE HOTEL)

Ezcaray has a beautiful historical complex with its arcades, squares, palaces and monuments such as the Church of Santa María la Mayor. Ezcaray is also known for the Valdezcaray ski resort and for having the only restaurant in La Rioja with two Michelin stars, Echaurren.

Santo Domingo de la Calzada is another of the charming towns in La Rioja due to its historical heritage. The cathedral and Plaza España stand out. This town is also famous for being one of the most important stopping places on the French Camino de Santiago.

LOGROÑO

(30 MINUTES FROM THE HOTEL)

The capital of La Rioja is also worth a visit due to its proximity and everything it offers to visitors.
The Cathedral of Santa María or the Church of San Bartolomé are some of the monuments that you can visit. The entire downtown area stands out with its squares and its old town full of cellars (cellars that were under the houses).

And to finish the visit it is essential to go to the famous Laurel Street, full of pintxos bars where you can taste the rich Riojan cuisine in its purest form.

Logroño - Pueblos con encanto en la Rioja
San Millán de la Cogolla- Pueblos con encanto en la Rioja

SAN MILLÁN DE LA COGOLLA

(45 MINUTES FROM THE HOTEL)

A little further from our hotel is this charming town in La Rioja, considered the cradle of Spanish and one of the most touristy in the entire community for its famous Monasteries of Yuso and Suso.

Since 1997 they have been a World Heritage Site and were founded in the 6th century by a community of monks that continues today. Both the buildings and the environment, together with its history, will make your visit to this special place an absolutely wonderful experience.

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