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La Rioja is an autonomous community in northern Spain, bordered by Basque Country, Navarre, Aragon and Castile-Leon. The region is popular because of its gastronomy and well known internationally thanks to the Rioja wine.
- 1 Logroño — The capital and hub of the region.
- 2 Briones — Small picturesque medieval town that hosts the Vivanco Museum of Wine Culture.
- 3 Enciso — The Paleontological Centre it's a good start to follow the dinosaur footprints spread across the southern part of La Rioja.
- 4 Ezcaray — Small scenic town home of the 2-Michelin starred restaurant El Portal del Echaurren and the ski area Valdezcaray.
- 5 Haro — Wine town that celebrates the Battle of the Wine every year on June 29.
- 6 San Millán de la Cogolla — The Yuso and Suso Monasteries were declared World Heritage Site in 1997, as the birthplace of the modern written and spoken Spanish language.
- Cathedral of Santa María, Calahorra
- Cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada, Santo Domingo de la Calzada
- Co-cathedral of Santa María de la Redonda, Logroño
- Monastery of Nuestra Señora de Valvanera, Anguiano
- Monastery of Santa María, Cañas
- Monastery of Santa Maria la Real, Najera
- Yuso and Suso Monasteries, San Millán de la Cogolla, World Heritage Site