Logroño is a very pleasant city to explore on foot. It is a compact city which sticks that balance between traditional and modern; between the old buildings of yesteryear and the new buildings; such as the Old Town, and the new neighbourhoods.
The Concatedral de Santa María de la Redonda is a magnificent cathedral that was built in the 15th century and reformed until 18th century. It is a magnificent church that clearly traces the history of the place through the building architecture and intricate workmanship.Read more about the Catedral de Santa María de la Redonda
Go Shopping in the Old Town
Portales Street and the Market Square are the symbol of a city with an enormous commercial tradition – it was once known as calle de la Herventía (boiling place).
Today, Portales Street – renamed after the arcades built in the 19th century – offers an attractive pedestrian walkway between traditional and modern shops, cafés and restaurants. The
historic commercial character of the city is confirmed by the name of some of the streets of the Old Town, “carnicerias”(butchers), “caballerias” (horses), “herrerias” (ironworks) and “ollerias” (pottery).
San Bartolomé Church
San Bartolomé Church is the oldest in Logroño. Built with ashlar stone and Roman and gotic architecture from 12th Century this is a stunning building. It’s part of the Camino de Santiago. To be especially highlighted is the carefully carved Gothic doorway. Its Tower was part of the city’s defensive system, part of the walls that were extended as the town centre grew. Thus, the first two sections of the tower are of ashlar like the Church and the wall, and the next two are of stone decorated with small Mozarabic tiles.Read more about the Iglesia de San Bartolomé
People watch at Parque del Espolon
Walk through the Parque del Espolon, which is located in the centre of the city. The statue of General Espartero is also located in the park, so don’t forget to head over to snap a photo.
If visiting in mid-September, the Festa de San Mateo, Rioja’s wine festival, where the process of traditional winemaking is exhibited is held here.Read more about the Parque del Espolón
Go Pintxo bar hopping at Calle Del Laurel
Lognoro is full of bustling streets that are filled with bars selling local food delicacies and wines – each bar specialises in just two or three dishes.
Concentrated around Calle Laurel it can get busy at night between 7 pm to 1 am. Alternatively, head to Calle San Juan, if you’re looking for a street that is less crowded and touristy.
Hemingway has eaten here while on his Iberian travels, and King Juan Carlos has given them his royal seal of approval.Read more about the Pintxos at Calle Laurel
Experience the local culture & history at Museo de la Rioja
Just a few streets away from Calle Del Laurel, lies the Museo de la Rioja. This intriguing and charming museum is housed in a the Espartero Palace, an 18th-century baroque building. The museum covers the history of Rioja through the stone age to the 19th century.Read more about the Museo de la Rioja
Fabrica de Tabacos
Look out for the yellow building and the tower next to it. Fabrica de Tabacos or Tobbaco Factory is a historic building located in city center. Over the years the building has changed from a old convent, a tobacco factory to the regional parliamentRead more about the Fabrica de Tabacos, Logroño
Walk through Puerta del Camino at the Cubo de Revellin
El Cubo del Revellín is an artillery cube located in the Old Town of Logroño, which was built between 1522 and 1524. Currently of its original structure only a few remains remain, part of these correspond to the parameters of the wall along the front of the Ebro River.
You can visit its interior and walk through its wall and watch educational videos about the building.Read more about the Muralla del Revellín
Cross the Ebro River on an Iron Bridge
Cross over the Ebro River on Logroño’s oldest bridge.Read more about the Puente de Hierro, Logroño
Visit the House of Science
Casa de las Ciencias is dedicated to the dissemination of culture, science and technology. It has permanent exhibits that focus on universal topics of science such as large species that lives in the water and the history of the geological transformation of the Earth. Located in the stunning old municipal slaughterhouse, on the north bank of the river Ebro, between the Iron and Stone bridges.Read more about the Casa de las Ciencias Logroño
Cross the Bridge of Lions!
Located on River Ebro, this bridge is one of the four bridges at the river that passes through the Rioja Capital. Puente de Piedra (Stone Bridge) also known as the Bridge of Lions is one of the iconic symbols of Logroño that was built is 1884. The bridge also leads to the entrance to the city along Camino de Santiago.Read more about the Puente de Piedra