Discovering the Region of La Rioja, Spain, from the Hotel Viura

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A combination of the past with the present with a medieval village designed now with ultramodern architecture located in the old world charms of Spanish wineries. At the Hotel Viura, experience a region where it is the prime wine producing area. La Rioja Alavesa along with the Rioja Alta and the Rioja Baja is the ideal place to experience life in an everyday wine country. The Viura is the best place to begin the journey through this old world charm. It is 20 minutes away from the Logroño, the center of the trade in Rioja wine. Also nearby is the Haro, which presents its visitors with an exquisite architecture along with being the holder of the annual Haro Wine festival. Around the neighborhood, several iconic wineries are located nearby such as the Ysios, Marqués de Risca, Cune and López Heredia, and the Bodega Contador and Telmo Rodríguez.

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A recommended one day trip around the la Rioja

In the morning, before breakfast, we suggest that you begin the day with a walk around the lovely Villaje of Santo Domingo de la Calzada, a very important point in the Santiago’s Pilgrimage Way in La Rioja.

The Cathedral gives you the opportunity to discover its mixture of different architectural styles, its particular baroque tower, the Romanesque-gothic porticos; its Diocesan Museum, is a treasure of sacred art.

At the end of this visit, we recommend you to have a walk around its fortified medieval city centre which will definitively be a pleasant stroll, or if you wish, just for finalizing your visit to this historic city, you can taste an appetizer. Afterwards, we will go to the next destination, the Sierra de la Demanda.

In the winter, if the weather is nice, it is very attractive, to ascend to the San Lorenzo or Cruz de la Demanda peaks, in order to enjoy the snow.

At any time of the year it will be also great to visit the village of Ezcaray and to enjoy the indigenous food of the area. We suggest that you visit the restaurants at the Echaurren Hotel to enjoy the local dishes at the Traditional restaurant or the innovative recipes in El Portal.

La Rioja is a lucky land of abundant harvests and hospitable people. One of its privileges is to be the owner of the most ancient evidences of the Castillan and Vasque languages. The Monasteries of Suso and Yuso, located in San Millan de la Cogolla, keep these treasures that are a part of  The Cultural Heritage recognized by UNESCO.

We highly recommend you this visit not only for contemplating these “incunabulum”, but also for the stone work done on the roof, the sarcophagus and its capitals. It will be a real pleasure for your senses.

Our evening proposal takes you to the capital of La Rioja, a small charming city. Logrono has a narrow street,  Laurel Street, situated in the old part of the town that all visitants that come to La Rioja should go to. This street offers plenty of bars with different and delicious tapas that should be accompanied with a glass of its famous and international Rioja wine. For all these we also recommend Logroño for a perfect night out.

Discover more…

… about Rioja: http://www.rutadelvinoderiojaalavesa.com/en/

… useful tips: http://www.lariojaturismo.com/informacion/index.php

…about Hotel Viura: http://www.epoquehotels.com/h.php/villabuena-de-alava-hotels/boutique-hotel/h/viurahotel/l/en

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Hotel Viura

Avantgarde Superior Hotel, Boutique Hotel in Villabuena de Alava > Spain

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Hotel Viura is an outstanding new boutique hotel in Villabuena de Alava, in the enchanting wine region of La Rioja. Luxurious materials and cutting-edge technology are combined to mold an avant-garde work of art that will certainly amaze and delight your eyes. Hotel Viura boasts 33 guestrooms: 13 doubles, 14 deluxe and 6 suites. This boutique hotel offers also 3 spacious and modern meeting rooms, ideal for different types of events such as meetings, breakfast happenings, presentations, exhibitions, cocktails. The meeting rooms are equipped with the latest technology and a variety of services available. In addition to its superb restaurant and bar, Hotel Viura features also a gym and a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the San Andres Church, built between 1538 and 1728, not to mention the fantastic views over the Cantabrian mountains.

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Location:

The Hotel Viura is situated in Villabuena de Álava in the Roja Alavesa. It has a perfect location for discovering La Rioja. It is locatedonly 20 minutes away from Logroño and from Haro (“the city of the wine”) and 10 minutes from such emblematic wine cellars as Ysios and Marqués de Riscal. Not far from this fabulous boutique hotels are two Wine Museums: Villa Lucia in Laguardia (10km), and Dinastia Vivanco in Briones, (15km). – View Location Map.

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General Information:

Category: Avantgarde Superior [learn more]
Address: Calle Mayor s/n, Villabuena de Alava, Alava, Villabuena de Alava [view map]
Type: Boutique Hotel
Best Rate: 106 EUR [View Calendar]
Total Rooms: 33
Languages Spoken by Staff: English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch and Euskera
Credit Cards Accepted: MASTERCARD, VISA, AMEX, DINERS, MAESTRO
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