La Rioja (Province)
Vineyards in La Rioja © La Rioja Turismo
Yuso Monastery. San Millán de la Cogolla © La Rioja Turismo
El Barranco Perdido paleo-adventure park. Enciso © La Rioja Turismo
Landscape in La Rioja © La Rioja Turismo
Wine with the La Rioja Designation of Origin © La Rioja Turismo
Of course, everyone knows the wines from La Rioja. This area of Spain has over 500 wineries and is internationally famous for the quality of its wines. As well as wine tasting, a visit to this region also offers a range of activities which take place in and around the extensive vineyards, including horse-riding, hot-air ballooning, 4x4 routes… 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 Suso and Yuso monasteries, 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.
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