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Why Famous
  • La Rioja one of the most important wine growing areas of Europe.
  • La Rioja looks like a large bowl, a depression surrounded by mountains.
  • The mountains of La Rioja are a paradise for hiking, climbing and other mountain related sports.
  • A large number of wine cellars were established and now there are more than 500 in the province.


Facts Destination
  • In Roman times the territory of La Rioja was inhabited by the tribes of the Berones.
  • The territory of La Rioja was formerly known as the province of Logroño for the fortified site around which it developed.
  • La Rioja was taken by Napoleonic forces in the Peninsular War and remained solidly in French hands until 1814.
  • La Rioja is the smallest region of mainland Spain.


Area Info
  • La Rioja is a province and autonomous community of northern Spain.
  • Its capital is Logrono.
  • The climate is mainly Mediterranean climate.
  • Total Area is 5,045 km2 (1,947.9 sq mi).
Why Visit
  • The region is rich in natural attractions and offers the visitor a great deal as well as the many opportunities to taste the famous local wines.
  • This region offers great possibilities for rural tourism, and if you like hunting, fishing, climbing or hiking this is where you need to be.
  • you can here enjoy Climbing, hiking, bungee jumping, paragliding and canoeing (in the Najerilla, Oja, Tirón, Iregua, Leza and Cidacos rivers)  all popular sports.
Best Time
  • The best time (months) of the year to visit La Rioja: February, June, September
  • It is well connected by air (the nearest airport is La Rioja-Agoncillo, on the N-232 road to Zaragoza).
  • The A-1 motorway which passes Burgos connects it to Madrid which is almost 388 kms away, Bilbao is 137 kms away on the AP-46 motorway (with pay tolls), Barcelona is on the AP-48 motorway (with pay tolls) 478 kms away and you reach Zaragoza which is 176 kms away on the same road.
  • There is a good coach service too which connects La Rioja to the rest of the country. 
  • In La Rioja wine is an integral part of Spanish culture and cuisine.
  • In La Rioja there is an annual Wine Festival that is noted for its Batalla de Vino where participants conduct a food fight of sorts with wine.