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  • La Rioja International Plectrum Music Festival. Logroño.

    Calendar | Cultural


    … Logroño. La Rioja. E-mail: info@plectrorioja.com. www.plectrorioja.com. The La Rioja International Plectrum Music Festival has been held in Logroño every year since 1967. It is an international event promoting music played by groups with plectrum/string instruments. The festival encourages the compo…

  • The Battle of Wine. Haro.

    Calendar | Fiestas


    … Haro. La Rioja. In the Rioja town of Haro, an unusual fiesta is held on 29 June, the feast of San Pedro: the Battle of Wine. The origins of this tradition could go back to a dispute with the nearby village of Miranda de Ebro over the ownership of some local crags. First there is a mass, and then thi…

  • NajerensesThe Nájera chronicles. Nájera.

    Calendar | Fiestas


    … Nájera. La Rioja. www.aytonajera.es . This medieval re-enactment takes place in the Monastery of Santa María la Real square, in the town of Nájera (La Rioja), during the Nájera Festival. This festival includes a popular event with a stage show which narrates the city’s history, traditions and legend…

  • Santo Domingo patron saint's day fiesta. Santo Domingo de la Calzada.

    Calendar | Fiestas


    … Santo Domingo de la Calzada. La Rioja. Patron Fiesta of Santo Domingo (La Rioja). This annual fiesta is characterised by events such as 'the rounds of the Saint', typical in this area, in which the women of the town are obliged to participate. These fiestas were declared of National Tourist Interest…

  • Calagurritana Easter Week. Calahorra.

    Calendar | Fiestas


    … Calahorra. La Rioja. E-mail: info@semanasantacalahorra.es. http://semanasantacalahorra.es/ . Calahorra in La Rioja marks the passion and death of Jesus Christ in a unique way, with the recreation of the Roman era in its streets. Easter Week starts with Mercaforum, a great Roman market that recapture…

  • Festivities of San Bernabé. Logroño.

    Calendar | Fiestas


    … Logroño. La Rioja. Every year, the festivities in Logroño in honour of the city's patron saint commemorate the victory over the French troops under the command of André de Foix, lord of Asparrot and Count of Foix. This event lies somewhere between myth and reality. According to tradition, the inhabi…

  • “Picaos” procession in San Vicente de la Sonsierra. San Vicente de la Sonsierra.

    Calendar | Fiestas


    … San Vicente de la Sonsierra. La Rioja. The Rioja village of San Vicente de la Sonsierra celebrates the “los picaos” procession in Easter week. It is a religious tradition with ancient origins. It is the only display of penitence which includes flagellation, a practice that was common in many places …

  • Medieval Festival in Briones. Briones.

    Calendar | Fiestas


    … Briones. La Rioja. www.brionesmedieval.com. Almost 700 people are preparing their costumes and decking out the streets and the doorways of the noble homes in the historic quarter of Briones (La Rioja) in order to recreate the life of a Castilian town in the 14th century. This is a popular event whic…

  • Rioja Wine Harvest Festival. Logroño.

    Calendar | Fiestas


    … Logroño. La Rioja. www.logro-o.org . Logroño goes all out to celebrate the Rioja Wine Harvest Festival, known traditionally as the festivities of San Mateo. The town is filled with colour and fun in a celebration where wine and grapes take centre stage. There are numerous activities on offer, includ…

  • Medieval market in Nájera. Nájera.

    Calendar | Fiestas


    … Nájera. La Rioja. The town of Nájera, in La Rioja, is transformed for a few days into an old marketplace, where locals and visitors alike can enjoy a whole host of typical activities from the Middle Ages. Throughout the days of the market, there are trades workshops (blacksmiths, potters, etc.), sto…