The most beautiful towns in La Rioja

San Millan de la Cogolla1
After knowing one of the most beautiful natural parks in Spain, the Cabrera Archipelago Maritime-Terrestrial National Park, today we wanted to stay in Spain, although this time we moved to the north of the peninsula. Specifically, today we want to discover some of the most beautiful towns in The Rioja, an autonomous community that has a lot to offer: art, culture, sport, enology, gastronomy ...

One of the great attractions of this wine-named community is the beauty of its towns. Today in Hard Hobbit To Break We are talking about some of the most beautiful. Do you want to join us?

San Millán de la Cogolla

San Millan de la Cogolla
What do you think if we start our tour of the most beautiful towns of La Rioja in San Millán de la Cogolla? In this town located at the foot of the Sierra de la Demanda and on the banks of the Cárdenas river are the Monasteries of Yuso and Suso, which are a World Heritage Site for hosting, among other things, the Emilianenses Glosses, which are the first texts in the Spanish language.


Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Santo Domingo de la Calzada
This list could not miss Santo Domingo de la Calzada, a town that has an important heritage: a Romanesque-Gothic cathedral, walls, a beautiful square, Gothic palaces, the bridge of Santo Domingo (XI century) ... Deeply marked by the Santiago's road, highlights its network of streets of medieval origin, which has been declared a Site of National and Historical Interest. In addition, we cannot forget to mention the Pilgrims Hospital.

Nájera

Najera
We continue our tour in Nájera, a town full of history, Culture and art. The main attraction of the place is the Monastery of Santa María la Real, which has a Gothic church, a royal pantheon and a magnificent cloister of Knights, three places that are worth a visit. In addition, this town has many more things to offer, such as its botanical garden, the Castillo de la Mota or the ruins of the Alcázar. In addition, we love the landscape offered by the Najerrilla river as it passes through Nájera, dividing the town in two.

San Vicente de la Sonsierra

San Vicente de la Sonsierra
One of the most beautiful towns in La Rioja is San Vicente de la Sonsierra, created in the 10th century in order to serve as a fortress for the Kingdom of Navarra. From this place you will enjoy stunning views of the meanders of the river Ebro and of the vineyards that surround the town. He is known in Spain for «Los Picaos», a Christian penance professed in this town that consists of hitting his back for several minutes and then pricking himself with a ball of wax with embedded crystals.


Ezcaray

Ezcaray
Another beautiful town in La Rioja is Ezcaray, located in the Sierra de la Demanada. It is an ideal place both to relax and to release adrenaline while practicing sports of Mountain. Nor can we forget to mention its town center, of which the church of Santa María la Mayor stands out, in the Aragonese Gothic style. Another place that you must visit if you are lucky enough to go to Ezcaray is the Santa Bárbara Royal Cloth Factory and the tinte building. Also, you should bear in mind that the landscape of this place is really beautiful, with high peaks, streams and forests.

Sajazarra

Sajazarra
Although there are many more towns that we would like to talk about, we have to finish our tour in Sajazarra, a small town that has a beautiful network of streets with stone houses that are perfectly maintained preserved. In addition, you will find large houses, cozy squares and emblazoned palaces, as well as a fairytale castle and a church of medieval origin.

Do you think we have left some village? Don't hesitate to tell us!

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