La Rioja

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit La Rioja, Spain

Most people who travel to Spain go to the major cities: Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Granada, or Malaga. While this makes sense, as those cities are beautiful and offer a lot for travelers to do and see, Spain has plenty of other places that are well-worth visiting. One of these places, that is often skipped over by even the most well-traveled (including Spaniards themselves!) is La Rioja. 

Yes, La Rioja is small, but it’s wine and pinchos (another word for tapas) make visiting La Rioja totally worth it. Mike taught English and lived in La Rioja for 2 years and absolutely loved it. However, he’s not the only one who feels this way, as other travel bloggers have written about their experiences in La Rioja too. You can read about them here, here, and here.

While we can’t deliver flowing crianza red wine and fresh pinchos to you, we wanted to share with you 20 photos that will make you want to visit La Rioja, Spain in hopes that you’re able to include this beautiful part of Spain next time you visit. 

Logroño, Spain
Río Ebro in Logroño, Spain
Clavijo, La Rioja, Spain
View of La Rioja from Clavijo
Moncalvillo, La Rioja, Spain
Moncalvillo, La Rioja, Spain
Nalda, La Rioja, Spain
Nalda, La Rioja, Spain
La Ermita de Santiago, La Rioja
La Ermita de Santiago
La Rioja Mountains
Mountains in La Rioja
Champi pinchos Logroño
Pinchos in Logroño on Calle Laurel
Mountains La Rioja
Mountains in La Rioja
Fall in La Rioja
Beautiful Fall Colors in La Rioja
Logroño
Logroño, the capital of La Rioja
Mountains in La Rioja
Mountains in La Rioja
Grapes in vineyards La Rioja
Grapes growing in the vineyards
Bodega in La Rioja
A bodega in La Rioja
Fall in La Rioja
La Peña Bajenza
La Rioja Vineyards in Fall
La Rioja Vineyards in Fall
Concatedral de Santa María de la Redonda Logroño
Concatedral de Santa María de la Redonda in Logroño
La Rioja Vineyards in Fall
La Rioja Vineyards in Fall
San Millán de la Cogolla in La Rioja
San Millán de la Cogolla, where Spanish and Basque were both first written.
Calle Laurel Logroño
Calle Laurel, the famous pincho street, in Logroño
La Rioja
Sunset in La Rioja

Again, La Rioja is definitely not the most talked about or visited region is Spain, but imagine yourself sipping on world-class Rioja wine and eating to your hearts content in what some would say is one of Spain’s best cities for tapas/pinchos. 

Have you ever visited or do you want to visit La Rioja, Spain? What were your thoughts? Are there other parts of Spain or other countries that should be visited more often?

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