La Rioja

December 2014

This was my last trip before I moved to Birmingham so it is kind of special. La Rioja is much more than wine (even though it is a great wine), you can find monasteries, beautiful villages, great food, welcoming people and of couse … wineries! I was seriously impressed with the Hotel Marqués de Riscal created by Frank Ghery which went to my list of places where I have to spend at least one night in my life.

And last but not least, Logroño, which is always a good idea.

La Rioja is an excellent destination to spend 3 or 4 days exploring, eating and drinking!

(Note: Elciego and Laguardia are located in the province of Álava, an area called La Rioja alavesa)

 

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Monastery of Suso (San Millán de la Cogolla)
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Monastery of Yuso (San Millán de la Cogolla)
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Monastery of Santa María La Real (Nájera)
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Cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada
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Hotel Marqués de Riscal (Elciego)
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Hotel Marqués de Riscal (Elciego)
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Bodegas Ysios (Laguardia)
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River Ebro (Logroño)
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Stone Bridge (Logroño)
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Santiago El Real (Logroño)
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Co-Cathedral of Santa María La Redonda (Logroño)
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Urban art in Logroño

 

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