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Logroño

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Logroño is the capital of La Rioja province of Spain.

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Logroño has it's own airport, called Logroño-Agoncillo, but flights in and out of Logroño are quite expensive compared to larger airports. Bilbao has one of the closest airports to Logroño, and Madrid-Barajas is accessible directly by an Alsa bus-line that has a stop at Terminal 4.

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Logroño has a recently renovated train station, and served 170,000 passengers in 2010. The station accommodates RENFE long-distance and medium-distance trains (AVE). A 55 km (34 mi) high-speed spur leaves the Valladolid–Vitoria-Gasteiz extension of the Madrid–Valladolid high-speed rail line at Miranda de Ebro and continues to Logroño.

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Buses connect Logroño with most major cities nearby including: Zaragoza, Burgos, Pamplona, and Bilbao. In addition, there are several buses daily that go to Madrid, which is about 4.5 to 5 hours by bus. Alsa offers bus service to Madrid Barajas Airport Terminal 4 as well as to Avenida de America in Madrid. In addition Logroño is also well connected to the surrounding villages of La Rioja with Autobuses Jimenez.

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Logroño's city buses reach most of the common destinations, however if you are willing and able, most places in the city can be reached in less than 30 minutes of walking. If have or get a bike, there is a strong system of dedicated bike lanes, throughout most areas of the city.

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In the Old Town there are many churches you should visit. You're list of churches to visit wouldn't be complete without the Cathedral La Redonda, the Romanic Church of San Bartolome and the church of Santiago that is visited by pilgrims in their way to Santiago de Compostela.

If you want you to know more about the wine from La Rioja you can visit several bodegas. You can visit http://www.lariojaturismo.com/ for further information and other town`s bodegas.

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  • Visit Calle Laurel (Laurel Street) for a quick lunch or better dinner. Bars are quite small and situated directly next to one another. You can have a little "tapa" (which are small portioned food items)also commonly called "pincho" in the Logroño area. Tapas are generally consumed with an alcoholic drink, beer, and cider are usually offered, but while you are in Logroño, why not enjoy your tapa with a glass of Rioja wine! Calle Laurel is usually crowded with people, eating and talking on fair-weather evenings. Don`t miss it. Also for better deals go out on Thursday night, as usually prices are lower.
  • Another street, similar and near to Calle Laurel but lesser known to outsiders, is Calle San Juan. Generally Calle San Juan offers similar fair to the bars on Calle Laurel. However, locals say that generally Calle San Juan is cheaper than Laurel, and the bars and streets are usually slightly less crowded.
  • Spend your evening in one of the cities many parks and squares. Many have cafes with outdoor seating nearby were you can enjoy the mild weather, and get a good feel for the local culture. Parks are often heavily populated on nice-weather evenings. Parks with good cafes nearby include Espolon, la Plaza Primero de Mayo, and the park at Avenida Republica Argentina and Calle Somosierra.
  • Also visit Parque de la Ribera and Parque del Ebro, which are bordered by the Ebro River. You can cross the Puente de Piedra (Stone Bridge) which has been crossed for hundreds of years by pilgrims making their way towards Santiago de Compostela.
  • Hike to the top of Monte Cantabria, a hill with a 120 meter cliff on the north side of the Ebro. From the top, you will get an unbeatable view of Logroño and be standing on the site of a pre-roman Celt-Iberian settlement which is believed to have been established as early as the 4th century B.C.E. The path to the top is not clearly marked but is easily guessed, as one must follow the Camino de Santiago for a portion of the way and will see a divergent path leading towards the mountain. The hike is fairly easy, although good shoes are recommended, and taking water on hot days will be necessary.

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The two biggest malls in Logroño are Berceo Centro Commercial in the northeastern area of the city, and Parque Rioja, which is located in the southwestern area of the city.

There are several specialized shops in the old-town area. Including several souvenir shops near the Cathedral, and a bota (traditional wineskin) shop on Calle Sagasta near the puente de hierro (iron bridge).

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  • Kabanova restaurant. Not many things to choose but really lovely.

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