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Logroño Travel Guide

Logroño (Spain)
Coat of arms of Logroño (Spain)

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Coordinates: 42.47°, -2.445556°

Population: 150,020 inhabitants (2022)

Logroño is bathed by the Ebro river and has a lot to offer. It is the capital of the Autonomous Community of La Rioja and is a very pleasant city for both its inhabitants and its visitors.

Logroño is an interesting and wealthy city, located in one of the most prosperous provinces in terms of agriculture and industry. It has an impressive mix of the past and modernity, as it has done a good job of preserving the architecture of its past.

Top 10 places to visit in Logroño

Co-Cathedral of St. Mary of la Redonda

Co-Cathedral of St. Mary of la Redonda (Logroño - Spain)
The imposing Co-Cathedral of St. Mary of la Redonda was built on a 12th-century temple. It acquired the rank of collegiate church in 1453 and, with its recognizable twin towers, underwent its last modifications in the 18th century. It was declared a co-cathedral in 1959.

With a Gothic and Baroque style, the co-cathedral is located in the heart of the old town of Logroño.
Each area of the cathedral has marvellous works, such as a painting of the crucifixion of Christ attributed to Michelangelo, its choir stalls and, of course, its imposing 17th-century main altarpiece.

It is made up of three naves: one central and two lower laterals.

Church of St. Bartholomew

Church of St. Bartholomew (Logroño - Spain)
The Church of St. Bartholomew is the oldest church in the city of Logroño and a true architectural work. It dates from the 13th century and is attached to the wall.

It stands out mainly for its tower, as well as for its impressive Gothic portico, which dates from the 14th century and has elements of Romanesque style.

This church was declared a National Monument in 1866, so it is well worth visiting. Its portico pays tribute to the martyrdom of St. Bartholomew.

Revellin Walls

Revellin Walls (Logroño - Spain)
The Revellin Walls are medieval remains preserved from Logroño's past fortifications.

Attached to them is the Revellin Cube, which forms the best example of the walled Logroño of the 16th century.

Here, one can find an interpretation centre that explains the history of Logroño and the evolution of its defensive system over the centuries.
It is a place full of memories, magic and ingenuity. The remains of this wall have been renovated and are very well preserved, forming an important part of the history and culture of the city.

Stone Bridge

Stone Bridge (Logroño - Spain)
Stone Bridge is a must-see during a visit to Logroño. It is one of the five bridges that cross the Ebro river.

It is also known as “San Juan Ortega Bridge”, as on its left side was a chapel erected in honour of this saint. The chapel was destroyed by a flood in 1775. Stone Bridge is an emblem of the city of Logroño, as it is the entrance to the city from the Way of St. James.
The current bridge is almost 200 meters long and has seven arches built in 1884.


Laurel Street

Laurel Street (Logroño - Spain)
To try the delicious gastronomy of Logroño, one should go to Laurel Street.

Tapas are a well-known appetizer in Spain. They are delicious and a favourite of tourists. One can find them in Laurel Street, which is located in the heart of the old town, near the Paseo del Espolón and the Co-Cathedral. The street is home to more than 65 bars and restaurants that provide a unique gastronomic experience.
In addition, one can visit San Juan Street, also located in the centre of Logroño and known for its atmosphere and rich gastronomy.

Portales Street

Portales Street (Logroño - Spain)
Portales Street is one of the most emblematic streets of Logroño. Its buildings hide years of history.

The street owes its name to the arcades present in the southern part. These arcades also led to the sobriquet "The Winter Walk" due to the shelter they provide.

This street is one of the centres of commerce, industry and culture in Logroño.
It is home to some of the most outstanding buildings in the city, such as the Co-Cathedral of St. Mary of la Redonda, the library, Chapiteles Palace, the Amós Salvador Room, the Museum of La Rioja and the Parliament of La Rioja.

Museum of La Rioja

Logroño - Museo de La Rioja (Palacio de Espartero), colecciones 1
The Museum of La Rioja is located in the Palace of Espartero, a 17th-century Baroque-style building where General Baldomero Espartero lived when he ceased his political activity.

This museum stands out for its sculptures and paintings, which include works between the 12th and 20th centuries, such as the tables of San Millán (end of the 14th century) from the Monastery of San Millán de Suso. Also noteworthy are its areas dedicated to contemporary art and ethnography.

House of Sciences

House of Sciences (Logroño - Spain)
This is located in one of the most outstanding architectural works of Logroño, the old Municipal Slaughterhouse, which ceased to be so in 1999 to become the House of Sciences, a space for the study and exhibition of different areas of science.

The House of Sciences is located on the north bank of the Ebro river. One point in favour of this intellectually enriching place is that admission is free.
Every year, it is visited by some 100,000 people, making it one of the most outstanding cultural centres in the city.

Paseo del Espolón

Paseo del Espolón (Logroño - Spain)
Known as the “Paseo del Príncipe de Vergara”, it is located in the financial centre of Logroño and is the promenade with the most emblematic square in the city.

Walking on this promenade is a comforting experience, as it has very beautiful and leafy garden areas and historical monuments such as the Monument to General Espartero. It also has an underground parking lot and various structures for exhibitions, markets, concerts and much more.
Here, one can also find the Tourist Information Office of La Rioja.

Ebro Park

Ebro Park (Logroño - Spain)
This is one of the best-known parks in the city. It is located to the north of Logroño, on the right bank of the Ebro river.

It has beautiful natural landscaping and a column of lush trees stretching the length of the road. It is an excellent place to walk and be with family and friends. One can breathe fresh air thanks to all the existing vegetation. Additionally, if one follows the path, one will see the iron bridge, which is a relic worthy of being photographed.
Between willows, pines, poplars and the many animals that live in the branches of these leafy trees, visitors can have a fantastic time being in contact with nature. A few meters away is an attached park known as Concordia Park.

How to get around in Logroño

In Logroño, most of the tourist places are within the historic centre or just a few kilometres away. Therefore, one of the most comfortable ways to get around the city is on foot.

However, one can travel by car if one is far from the centre, as there are many streets set up for this purpose, as well as car parks near the tourist areas. There is nothing better in Logroño than mixing with the people on the streets, getting to know their culture up close and enjoying the kindness that surrounds the inhabitants of this beautiful city.

In recent years, Logroño has opted for a more ecological means of transport that allows its inhabitants to breathe better air. That is why one will see a great movement of bicycles through the streets. This mode is also a safe and recommended means of transportation within the city.

Accommodation in Logroño

Logroño stands out for its beautiful tradition of combining the old with the modern. Its historic quarter is full of history, so what better way to discover it than by staying in the heart of the city?

In the heart of the old town, one will find many accommodation options depending on one's needs and budget.

Gastronomy in Logroño

One of the characteristics for which Logroño is well known is its rich gastronomy. We present a series of dishes that visitors must try in Logroño.

Riojana's-style potatoes

Riojana's-style potatoes
This is one of the most typical and famous dishes of Logroño. Despite having a simple preparation, it is a delicious delicacy that one can savour in any restaurant in Logroño.

It consists mainly of chorizo, red and green peppers, onion and garlic, and is served hot. The potato, as its name suggests, is one of the key ingredients.

Its essence is almost like a soup of potatoes, which must be cracked so that they fatten up with the sauce made from red peppers and boiled with chorizo.

Fritada riojana

Next is a dish that has not gone out of style despite the advancement of the years. The fritada riojana is a simple, healthy, delicious and versatile recipe, as it can be accompanied by meat and others.

It is based on vegetables such as garlic, onion, and green and red peppers which are fried to create a sauce.

Olive oil is the secret ingredient that allows these vegetables to cook in their own sauce. Although the fritada riojana serves as a base for other foods, it is also a delicious dish on its own.

Lamb chops roasted on vine shoots

Lamb chops roasted
As one can guess based on its name, this dish includes lamb chops roasted on vine shoot embers that accentuate the flavour. It can be accompanied by potatoes or other vegetables, rice, or even pasta.

The shoots are the dry branches of the vines, so you can imagine the ideal flavor it creates in the chops. A country recipe that if you visit Logroño you should consider trying.

Riojana's-style cod

Riojana's-style cod
This is a famous dish in all restaurants in Spain.

Its characteristic colour is red, as its sauce is based on peppers and tomatoes. The cod's highlights are its flavour and unique texture.

For its preparation, the cod is left in water, then fried with red peppers. Finally tomatoes are added to create an overflow of flavour.
The sliced cod must be chopped and then prepared with great care. Despite being popular and simple, if this dish is not prepared with specific ingredients, its flavour completely changes.


With a unique and peculiar name, this dish is very famous and also delicious. It is made from red beans, a kind of grain that unleashes an incomparable flavour.

This soup-like preparation is made with a clay pot and can include small pieces of chops, chorizo, meats and more. With some vegetables, the flavour is accentuated and it becomes a perfect lunch dish or even a dinner dish depending on the family tradition.

Other information of interest

One of the biggest festivities in Logroño takes place during September. This is the famous Festival of St. Matthew, which is celebrated in the calendar week that includes the day of St. Matthew, on September 21.

Together, these are also called the Harvest Festival. For a week, many events are organized, such as “grape treading”, concerts, bullfights, tastings and much more to enjoy in the squares and on the main streets of the city.

Today, the St. Matthew Festivities mix the religious and the secular, providing an opportunity to enjoy a few days of joy with family and friends.

Another outstanding festival is the Festival of St. Barnabas, which is celebrated every June 11. It commemorates the victory of the people of Logroño against the Franco-Navarre troops that besieged Logroño in June 1521.