This region is also closely linked to the famous Way of Saint James pilgrim route, and has a whole host of cultural attractions. Apart from its capital, Logroño, you’ll be able to explore other places such as Santo Domingo de la Calzada and its cathedral, San Millán de la Cogolla, site of the monasteries of Suso and Yuso, declared World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO and known for being the birthplace of the first written words in the Spanish language.
Culture and wine together make an unbeatable combination. And add to that some amazing natural attractions… In La Rioja you’ll find Mediterranean forests, high mountain areas, lunar landscapes… And don’t miss the Sierra de Cebollera nature reserve or the Arnedillo Biosphere Reserve.
There are not enough adjectives to define Riojan cuisine. Most famous are stews from the north and mountain areas. Patatas a la riojana (potatoes flavoured with a lightly spicy sausage called chorizo) is one of the most typical dishes, but lamb, trout, cheese, and stuffed peppers are also typical. Rioja produces the perfect companion to any meal: wine. It is no exaggeration to say that there is no other wine that can compare to Rioja.