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Calahorra


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  • View of Calahorra. La Rioja

This is one of the most ancient cities in La Rioja. It still has traces of its Golden Age during the time of the Roman Empire. Standing atop a promontory overlooking the plain known as El Cidacos, the local fruit and vegetable produce is of renowned quality.Read more...

What to see In the historic centre you'll find the cathedral. Inside, you can see the El Cristo de la Agonía chapel, a Baroque vestry, a Plateresque cloister and a monstrance known as “El Ciprés”. In Plaza del Raso, originally a Roman forum, stands Santiago church, the finest example of La Rioja's neoclassical architecture. It's also well worth visiting the Municipal Museum (home to 11,000 archaeological treasures) and Las Carmelitas convent. An interesting fact: Calahorra pertains to the Spanish Network of Jewish Quarters. Discover why by strolling around the Jewish quarter that stretches around the highest part of the city, known as El Rasillo de San Francisco. Active tourism Calahorra is the last stop on the pilgrimage route to Santiago before it merges, in Logroño, with the French route of the Way of Saint James. You can also explore the Green Route known as El Cidacos, which runs for 34 kilometres along an old railway line. Gastronomy The stars of Calahorra ‘s gastronomy are the local fruits and vegetables. sautéed vegetables, chard, borage... That's why it's known as “the city of vegetables”. And not only can you try them for yourself, you can also visit the Vegetable Museum or venture along one of the Vegetable Trails.


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Calahorra


Calahorra


Calahorra