Theme Week La Rioja – Haro

31 January 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Wine barrels of the famous wine of Haro in the City Hall, waiting for the beginning of the Haro Wine Festival © Bigsus/cc-by-sa-3.0

Wine barrels of the famous wine of Haro in the City Hall, waiting for the beginning of the Haro Wine Festival © Bigsus/cc-by-sa-3.0

Haro is a town and municipality in the northwest of La Rioja province in northern Spain. It is known for its fine red wine and every year the Haro Wine Festival (Batalla de Vino) is held where locals hold a wine battle.   read more…

Theme Week La Rioja – Logroño

30 January 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Market square © flickr.com - comakut/cc-by-sa-2.0

Market square © flickr.com – comakut/cc-by-sa-2.0

Logroño is the capital of the autonomous community of La Rioja, formerly known as La Rioja Province. The population is at 152,000 while the metropolitan area included nearly 197,000 inhabitants. The city is a centre of the trade in Rioja wine, for which the area is noted, and also produces wood, metal, and textile products. The Camino de Santiago passes through the city. Logroño is the shopping and financial capital of La Rioja. Its economy is heavily reliant on wine. The new airport Logroño-Agoncillo connects the city with Madrid and Barcelona. The city lies 152 kilometres (94 mi) from Bilbao, 172 kilometres (107 mi) from Zaragoza, 336 kilometres (209 mi) from Madrid and 468 kilometres (291 mi) from Barcelona.   read more…

Theme Week La Rioja – Calahorra

29 January 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Parque de las Víctimas del Terrorismo © Zarteman/cc-by-sa-4.0

Parque de las Víctimas del Terrorismo © Zarteman/cc-by-sa-4.0

Calahorra is a municipality in the comarca of Rioja Baja, near the border with Navarre on the right bank of the Ebro. The city is located on a hill at an altitude of 358 metres at the confluence of the Ebro and Cidacos rivers. Calahorra is the second-largest city in La Rioja in population and importance, after the capital, Logroño. Its population is at 24,000 inhabitants.   read more…

Theme Week La Rioja – Alfaro

28 January 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

'Fruits and Vegetables' sculpture by Asador San Roque © Zarateman

‘Fruits and Vegetables’ sculpture by Asador San Roque © Zarateman

Alfaro is a town and municipality on the Ebro and Alhama Rivers. Its population is at 9,700 inhabitants. It is known for the annual return and nesting of the ‘Storks of Alfaro.’ Alfaro has a spectacular colony of storks, the world’s largest nesting on one single building. More than 400 of these birds choose the San Miguel Collegiate Church for their nests. Watching this number of storks flying through the air is an unforgettable spectacle. The Storks Day is celebrated during the first weekend in February   read more…

Theme Week La Rioja – Santo Domingo de la Calzada

27 January 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Plaza de España © Ecelan/cc-by-sa-4.0

Plaza de España © Ecelan/cc-by-sa-4.0

Santo Domingo de la Calzada is situated on the banks of the Oja River. Its name refers to its founder, Dominic de la Calzada, who built a bridge, hospital, and hotel here for pilgrims on the Way of St. James. The town’s Cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada is dedicated to him. Its facade contains statues of Emeterius and Celedonius. The altar was sculpted in 1537-40 by Damián Forment in the Renaissance style. Santo Domingo de la Calzada is one of the Rioja towns most deeply marked by the Pilgrim’s Route to Santiago de Compostela. Its network of medieval streets, declared a National Historic Interest Site, store a valuable heritage, particularly its walls, the Cathedral and the old Pilgrims’ Hospital.   read more…

Theme Week La Rioja

26 January 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Theme Weeks

Autumn in La Rioja © flickr.com - Jesus Solana/cc-by-2.0

Autumn in La Rioja © flickr.com – Jesus Solana/cc-by-2.0

La Rioja is an autonomous community and a province in Spain, located in the north of the Iberian Peninsula. Its capital is Logroño. It covers part of the Ebro valley towards its north and the Iberian Range in the south. The community is a single province, so there is no County Council and it is organized into 174 municipalities.   read more…

Overview Theme Weeks

27 December 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Theme Weeks

Theme Weeks In irregular intervals we publish Theme Weeks about cities, regions, and countries. Here you can find the complete list.   read more…

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