Rioja travel guide

Things to do and see in Rioja

 

 

La Rioja is part of the famous Camino de Santiago. Besides from its capital, Logroño, El Camino in Rioja includes Santo Domingo de la Calzada and its cathedral. A remarkkable place in La Rioja is also San Millán de la Cogolla, where Suso and Yuso monasteries are located. Declared World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO, this spot is the birthplace of Spanish language.

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We are a local business. Starting out as wine tour guides for other agencies, we decided to pool our knowledge together to create our own special Rioja wine tour services. Our objective is to provide each of our customers with a great and memorable experience in Rioja. We plan, coordinate and conduct wine tour services...
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Best wineries in Rioja

A selection of the top 10 must-visit wineries in Rioja Here we will go over 10 of the top wineries and what makes them stand out amongst some of the best wineries in the world. La Rioja is one of Spain’s Autonomous communities (similar to a state or province elsewhere) but Rioja is a region...
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Riojan Gastronomy

Traditional dishes in Rioja Riojan gastronomy is focused on excellent, local and fresh ingredients and traditional recipes and preparations. It is one of the best food cities in all of Spain and the current renaissance the region is experiencing has brought modern flair to this traditionally exquisite cuisine. The best wine in the world deserves...
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Types of wine in Rioja

Rioja, Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva – The differences. Rioja offers a wide variety of wines each with their own distinct personality. The terroir, the vineyard, the grape, the cellar, etc. all play a role in the final product and give each wine distinct characteristics and flavors. To be able to clearly classify the wide...
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Rioja traveling tips

Practical information for your trip to Rioja Discover all you need to know about Rioja to prepare your trip to the Spanish wine country. The best information about Rioja: time, currency, tips or opening hours. Do not miss anything and enjoy Rioja.. Weather and climate Any time is good to visit the Rioja wine country....
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Things to do in Rioja

Tourist attractions in Rioja and Rioja Alavesa What is the difference between Rioja Alavesa and La Rioja? It is very easy! La Rioja is one of the autonomous communities of Spain, in other words, one of the political and geographical divisions into which the country is divided. On the other hand, Rioja Alavesa is a...
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Things to do in Logroño

La Rioja is one of the Spanish autonomous communities visited daily by thousands of travelers who want to discover the secrets of its incredible wineries and taste its excellent wines. In addition, there are many other things which attract people, such as culture, traditions, nature, gastronomy or outdoor activities, but one very important is its...
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Rioja is one of the most famous wine regions in Spain, and indeed the world. It is well-known for its high-quality wines, 85% of which are red. It most famously produces Rioja, Crianza, Reserva, and Gran Reserva wines, from over 57,000 hectares of cultivated vineyards.

Rioja has a long history of wine cultivation stretching back thousands of years to Ancient Roman times. Rioja´s vineyards were founded by the Roman Empire to tend to the Roman troops, whose sites you can still find clues of around Rioja today. Medieval Christian monks became the primary producers of wine during the middle ages, and Rioja Wines received official recognition by the King of Navarre and Aragon in 1102.

In 1926, the Consejo Regulador governing Council demarcated Rioja wines as the first Denomination of Origin (DO), restricting the use of the term «Rioja» to protect the region’s wine production. Today wine shapes the region in a plethora of ways: through landscapes, architecture, gastronomy, tradition, and people.

Many popular festivals held across the region of Rioja celebrate wine culture. September witnesses the start of the Vendimia Riojana. It actually starts on the third week of this month. Many different celebrations can be found in Logroño, the capital of Rioja, around those days, including bullfights.

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