Top 10 Things To Do In Logroño, Spain - Updated 2022

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An undiscovered spot among the tourist, Logroño is the capital of La Rioja, a city that is located four hours north of Madrid. Being the largest region for wine production in Spain, the wine culture in Logrono is definitely one of the top reason to visit this traditional yet modern city. On top of their culinary reputation, the people in Logrono are extremely welcoming and friendly towards tourist despite being a destination that is not in demand for many. This beautiful city is definitely a great place to immerse in the Spanish culture and gain a better understanding of the city’s long history. Read on for things to do in Logroño, Spain.

1. Spend a day touring wineries (from USD 69.0)

Being the capital of La Rioja, Spain’s main wine-producing region in the north, Logrono is definitely a popular site for wine tasting not only among the tourist but for the locals as well. With a long history of winemaking in this small city, Logrono has hundreds of wineries for you to take a look at whereby you can also opt for a one-day wine tour where you will be exposed to the art of winemaking and immerse into the Rioja culture. A one-day tour will expose you to various different wineries ranging from family-owned to traditional winery. Of course, there are still many other wine tours available that you can choose from according to your needs – whatever rows your boat!

Logroño pintxos tasting paired with Spanish wines in small group tour

Duration: 2 hours

2. Go tapas bar hopping at Calle Del Laurel

Logroño - Calle del Laurel 01
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Zarateman used under CC0

What’s a trip to Spain without immersing yourself in their Spanish culture and enjoying tapas and wine by the street? Without a doubt, while Lognoro may be a tiny city, it is definitely not lacking in terms of bustling streets that are filled with local delicacies and spirit. Spend a night or two at Calle Laurel if you’re into bar hopping, or just looking for a food heaven. Alternatively, head to Calle San Juan, if you’re looking for a street that is less crowded and touristy.

Calle Del Laurel

Address: Calle Del Laurel, 26001 Logrono, Spain

Website: Calle Del Laurel

Opening hours: 1pm - 4pm, 7pm - 12am (daily)

3. Experience the local culture & history at Museo de la Rioja

Logroño - Museo de La Rioja
Source: Photo by user Zarateman used under CC0

Just a few steps away from Calle Del Laurel, Museo de la Rioja is definitely a must go for all history lovers. Contrary to majority belief that this is a wine museum, this intriguing and charming museum is actually the home to Rioja history where the traces of history are carefully elaborated. Through the beautiful artefacts that are accompanied by visual aids, the museum provides visitors with extensive information about Rioja history all the way from the stone age to the 19th century. What’s even better is that this museum provides free entry, so as long you bring along your passport!

Museo de la Rioja

Address: Plaza San Augustin, 26001 Logrono, Spain

Website: Museo de la Rioja

Opening hours: Sun: 10am - 2pm; Tue - Sat: 10am - 2pm, 4pm - 9pm (closed on Mon)

Price: Free entry (bring along your passport)

4. Drop by Concatedral de Santa María de la Redonda

Logroño - Catedral de Santa María de la Redonda 08
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Zarateman used under CC0

A magnificent cathedral that was built in the 15th century and reformed until 18th century, Concatedral de Santa María de la Redonda is a magnificent church that clearly traces the history of the place through the building architecture and intricate workmanship. On top of the various altarpieces displayed, there are also a few painting for visitors to appreciate, including one of Michelangelo’s. While the entrance to the church is free, you may want to bring along a few 50-cent coins to light up the various artwork in the building. After all, you wouldn’t want to miss the chance to see this work in greater details.

Concatedral de Santa María de la Redonda

Address: Calle Portales, 14, 26001 Logroño, La Rioja, Spain

Website: Santa María de la Redonda

Opening hours: Sun: 9am - 2pm, 6:40pm - 8:45pm; Mon - Sat: 8am - 1pm, 6:30pm - 8:45pm

Price: Free entry

5. People watch at Paseo del Espolon

Summer on the "Paseo del Espolón"
Source: Photo by user Jardoz used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Looking for a place to people watch and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature after all the tapas and wine you had? Make sure to stop by Paseo del Espolon, the park that is located in the centre of the city. If you are visiting Logrono in mid-September, make sure you visit this park to participate in Festa de San Mateo, Rioja’s wine festival, where the process of traditional winemaking is exhibited. The statue of General Espartero is also located in the park, so don’t forget to head over to snap a photo.

Paseo del Espolon

Address: 09003 Burgos, Spain

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: Free

6. Shop for local wines at Vinos El Peso

Logroño - Vinería en la Calle el Peso 2
Source: Photo by user Zarateman used under CC0

Since you are at a city that is known for their wineries, you definitely shouldn’t head back home without a bottle or two! While there are many stores where you can lay your hands on quality wine, Vinos El Peso is definitely not to be missed as you can find an assortment of La Rioja labels as well as vermút (vermouth) de la Rioja!

Vinos El Peso

Address: Calle el Peso, 1, 26001 Logroño, La Rioja, Spain

Website: Vinos El Peso

7. Cross Puente de Piedra over the River Ebro

Puente de Piedra Logrono
Source: Photo by user Jynus used under CC BY-SA 4.0

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. Located on River Ebro, this bridge is one of the four bridges at the river that passes through the Rioja Capital. The bridge also leads to the entrance to the city along Camino de Santiago, which is a great route for a spiritual walk!

Puente de Piedra

Address: Zaragoza, Spain

8. Experience being a scientist at Casa de las Ciencias

CASA DE LAS CIENCIAS
Source: Photo by user Pedro used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Casa de las Ciencias is an open space that promotes science in an education and fun manner! The museum belongs to the Spanish National Research Council and 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. You can also expect to come across iconic architecture and the real skeletons of various marine life! This museum is a great place to bring your kids or even a perfect spot to explore with your date!

Casa de las Ciencias

Address: Calle del Ebro, 1, 26009 Logroño, La Rioja, Spain

Website: Casa de las Ciencias

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 9:30am - 1:30pm, 5pm - 7:30pm; Sat - Sun: 11am - 2pm, 5pm - 8:30pm (closed on Mon)

Price: 5 USD

9. Try different flavours at Odeón Mercado Craft Beer


Beer lovers, this is for you! While Lognoro is known for their wineries, I would say give their craft beer a try as well! Odeón Mercado Craft Beer is a laidback bar located at La Rioja that serves 20 different craft beer on tap. With a wide range of flavours and brew, Odeón Mercado has something for everyone. So, don’t worry if you are a picky drinker! Because the professional staffs there are surely able to find something that suits your taste!

Odeón Mercado Craft Beer

Address: Plaza del Mercado, 26001 Logroño, La Rioja, Spain

Website: Odeón Mercado Craft Beer

Opening hours: Sun, Wed - Thu: 6pm - 2am; Fri - Sat: 6pm - 4am (closed on Mon & Tue)

10. Explore the historical site of El Cubo de Revellin

El Cubo del REVELLIN
Source: Photo by user Miguel_y used under CC BY 2.0

El Cubo de Revellin is a historical landmark of Lognoro, Spain. Capturing every detail accurately of Lognoro, this historical site provides an eye-opening experience to those who are hoping to have a better understanding of this beautiful city! Presentation of history is also done in English, so fret not!

El Cubo de Revellin

Address: Calle Once de Junio, 6, 26001 Logroño, La Rioja, Spain

Website: El Cubo de Revellin

Opening hours: Wed: 10am - 1pm; Thu - Fri: 10am - 1pm, 5pm - 8pm; Sat: 11am - 2pm, 5pm - 8pm; Sun: 11am - 2pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

Price: Free entry

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So, do not forget to add Logrono to your to-do list where you can experience the traditional Spanish culture in this small yet magnificent city. A city that is not only packed with historical traces but also with tons of beautiful people.

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