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24 de febrero de 2020

Monuments & Museums In The Rioja Wine Region

The wine culture of the Rioja wine region has been reflected in Gothic reliefs, cave cellars, old stone huts in the middle of the vineyards, medieval poems and thematic museums which include one of the most important collections in the world. Apart from wine, the region has a rich historical and artistic heritage. In this section we offer a selection of key museums and monuments in the Rioja wine region, designed for travelers who want to combine wine tourism and cultural tourism.

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Church of Santa María de la Asunción, Navarrete

Location: in the centre of Navarrete, 13 kilometers far from Logroño, 17 km from Najera and 5 km from Fuenmayor. The parish church of Navarrete is a Renaissance building of considerable magnitude, whose construction lasted… [ + ]

Church of Santa María de los Reyes, Laguardia

Location: in the old town of Laguardia, 18 kilometers away from Logroño and 44 km from Vitoria. The construction of the church of Santa María de los Reyes lasted over four centuries, from the twelfth… [ + ]

Church of Santa María de Palacio, Logroño

Location: in Marqués de San Nicolas Street (formerly Calle Mayor), in the historic center of Logroño. The Imperial Church of Santa María de Palacio is one of the most interesting religious buildings of Logroño, and… [ + ]

Church of Santa María, San Vicente de la Sonsierra

Location: in the upper part of San Vicente de la Sonsierra, 35 kilometers far from Logroño, 11 km from Haro, 4 km from Briones and 5 km from Labastida. The church of Santa Maria la… [ + ]

Church of Santa María, Viana

Location: in the center of Viana, 10 kilometers far from Logroño and 77 km from Pamplona. The Gothic church of Santa María, built between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, is a construction of ashlar masonry… [ + ]

Church of Santo Tomás, Haro

Location: in the historical center of Haro, 41 kilometers far from Logroño and 19 km from Santo Domingo de la Calzada. The church of Santo Tomás, in Haro, has a Plateresque portal that stands among… [ + ]

Clavijo Castle

Location: in the town of Clavijo, 16 kilometers away from Logroño. Clavijo Castle is partially in ruins. However, its location on top of a rocky hill, with very broad panoramic views, and the legend that… [ + ]

Collegiate Church of San Miguel, Alfaro

Location: in the centre of Alfaro, 70 kilometers away from Logroño and 24 km from Calahorra. The collegiate church of San Miguel, in Alfaro, is the largest temple in La Rioja and also the only… [ + ]

Contrebia Leukade Archaeological Site

Location: in the municipality of Aguilar de Alhama, about 3 kilometers from the town and 1 km from Inestrillas. Contrebia Leukade -or Leucade, as the name can be seen written both ways- is one of… [ + ]

Davalillo Castle, San Asensio

Location: situated on top of a hill in the municipality of San Asensio, about 5 kilometers away from the town. Perched on top of a hill, Davalillo Castle dates from the thirteenth century and was… [ + ]

Dolmens in la Rioja Alavesa

Location: in the municipalities of Leza, Laguardia, Elvillar and Kripan. The dolmens are prehistoric monuments made with a large megalith that was placed horizontally on top of some stones, forming a sort of table. They… [ + ]

Lagares rupestres, primitive rock wineries

Location: in the municipalities of Abalos, Labastida and San Vicente de la Sonsierra. The “lagares rupestres” are tanks or hollows dug in rocks close to vineyards, which were once used to crush grapes and extract… [ + ]

Logroño Cathedral

Logroño Cathedral was built in the location of a former Romanesque church. According to some sources, this church had a circular ground plan, which would be the origin of the name of the cathedral, Santa… [ + ]

Monastery of la Piedad, Casalarreina

Location: in the center of Casalarreina, 45 kilometers far from Logroño, 7 km from Haro and 13 km from Santo Domingo de la Calzada. The Monastery of Nuestra Señora de la Piedad was founded in… [ + ]

Monastery of Santa María la Real, Nájera

Location: in the historic center of Najera, 26 kilometers far from Logroño, 25 km from Haro and 16 km from Santo Domingo de la Calzada. Located in the Camino de Santiago between Logroño and Santo… [ + ]

Wine Worship

Bodega Contador

Benjamín Romeo comenzó a elaborar sus primeros vinos en una cueva centenaria horadada en la colina donde se alza el castillo de San Vicente de la Sonsierra, y continuó en... [ + ]

Bodegas Olmaza

Bodega familiar de elaboración y crianza fundada en 1989 en San Vicente de la Sonsierra (Rioja Alta). Posee 45 hectáreas de viñedos propios en los términos municipales de San Vicente... [ + ]

Hotel Casona del Boticario (H***)

La Casona del Boticario es un hotel con encanto especialmente dedicado al enoturismo. Está ubicado en el centro de San Vicente de la Sonsierra, uno de los principales enclaves vitivinícolas... [ + ]