Picture courtesy of the City Council of Logroño
PROVINCE: La Rioja
AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY: La Rioja
DISTANCE TO SANTIAGO: 613 km
Edificio Escuelas Trevijano
Calle Portales, 50
Tel.: [+34] 941 277 000
LINKS OF INTEREST
ENLACES DE INTERÉS
- Emergencies: 092
- General: [+34] 941 235 011
- Eastern Police Station: [+34] 941 235 255
- Incident Reporting: [+34] 941 262 101
FESTIVALS & OTHER EVENTS
San Mateo: September 21st, grape harvest festival of La Rioja.
San Bernabé: first fortnight in June, a festival declared of National Tourist Interest.
Logroño, capital of La Rioja, stands on a plain on the right bank of the river Ebro. Half of the population of the Autonomous Community lives here.
During the Middle Ages, its sharing borders with the kingdoms of Castile, Navarre and Aragon made it a strategic point of great importance. The passage of the Way of Saint James made Logroño experience an economic and population boom.
Nowadays, it is a pleasure to indulge in its wineries and gastronomy, tasting a few “pincho” snacks along the renowned Calle Laurel and its surrounding district.
- Co-Cathedral of La Redonda: dating from the 16th century, the towers are known as 'the twins' although they are actually not the same size. The building is home to the painting "The Crucifixion" attributed to Michelangelo.
- Church of Santa María de Palacio: the only one still with a cloister, its lantern is known as 'la Aguja' (“the Spire”) and is a symbol of the city. The main altarpiece is the work of Arnao de Bruxelles.
- Church of Santiago El Real: dating back to the 16th century, the façade houses a large sculptural group including Saint James the pilgrim and Saint James “Matamoros” (the “Moor-slayer”).
- Church of San Bartolomé: built during the 13th century, it was originally attached to the city walls. The façade has an extraordinary display of Gothic-style sculpture.
- Palace of Chapiteles: a 16th century building that was the seat of the City Council of Logroño for 115 years.
- Palace of Espartero: former dwelling of General Espartero, nowadays occupied by the Museum of La Rioja.
- “El Cubo del Revellín”: a cylindrical fortress from the 16th century. It is part of the city’s old walls.
- City Hall: designed by architect Rafael Moneo in the 1970’s.
- La Grajera Park: 427-hectare natural environment, with a reservoir and numerous plant and animal species. Facilities include a didactic hall and a bird observatory.
NEARBY POINTS OF INTEREST
- Navarrete: a town 12 km from Logroño with an interesting old district, especially the Calle Mayor Alta, the remains of the Hospital of San Juan de Acre and the Baroque altarpiece of the Church of La Asunción.
- Würth Museum in La Rioja: contemporary art museum in the town of Agoncillo.