The best towns to visit in la Rioja
There are more than 600 wineries in la Rioja and you need to choose a good base to start exploring your favorite ones. According to our experience, these are the three most convenient towns to enjoy your Rioja journey.
Laguardia is a small hilltop town dating back from the medieval ages. This walled town houses a famous church, Iglesia de Santa Maria de los Reyes, which also has a lovely garden overlooking the valley of Rioja. San Juan Gate, one of the entry points to the city is a beautiful example of Gothic 14th century watchtower. It is fully conserved in its original state. The church of Santa María de Berberana is also worth a visit. Just outside of the walls of the city, there are a number of miradors, where you can sit and enjoy the stunning views. Places to eat in
Restaurante Amelibia: Right outside of the historic center. Delicious. Great views of Rioja vineyards.
Posada Mayor de Migueloa: If you want to eat in the narrow streets within the walled city, this is a good choice. This places adds creativity to traditional food and is situated in a former palace. (Tel: 00 34 945 621175; mayordemigueloa.com; Mayor de Migueloa 20, Laguardia)
El Collado: This hotel-restaurant is situated in an old castillo right at the border walls of Laguardia.
You will find the best wineries lining in and around of this town along the banks of the River Ebro. The historic railway station district (Barrio de la Estacion) can be called ‘paradise’ for all wine lovers as you can find the most traditional and avant-garde wineries all in close proximity to one another. Haro also has a charming old center. For most travelers, this combination may make Haro the best town to stay in Rioja. Please click to read more.
Logrono is the largest city in Rioja and it is the region’s capital. The famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail crosses through this city. Please click to read more.
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