Logroño is a city in northern Spain. It's the capital of the autonomous community of La Rioja, well known for its wine. The Way of St. James runs through the city, as does the River Ebro. The origin of Logroño is associated to the Roman Vareia, now a neighbourhood of the city, and the Iron Age site on top of Monte Cantabria. Being an important crossroad on the Way of St. James and strategic point between the kingdoms of Aragon, Castile and Navarra helped to develop the city during the Middle Ages. In 1095, the king Alfonso VI of León and Castile awarded the inhabitants of Logroño with the Code of Laws named Fuero. King John II of Castile granted the status of 'city' in 1431 and the titles of 'very noble' and 'very loyal' in 1444. In 1521, the population heroically resisted the siege of 30,000 troops sent by King Francis I of France for 17 days. To remember the victory, Charles I ordered three fleurs-de-lis to be added to the city's emblem. A tribunal of the Spanish Inquisition was set in Logroño in 1570, being of historical importance in 1610 during the Basque witch trials. The 1833 territorial division of Spain established Logroño as the capital of the new Province of Logroño, renamed in 1980 to Province of La Rioja and constituted as autonomous community since 1982. Logroño is now a city of 153,066 inhabitants, and is considered to have one of the greatest quality of life in Spain. The city is twinned with Brescia, Ciudad de La Rioja, Darmstadt, Dax, Dunfermline, Hagunia, Libourne and Rancagua. Logroño has a humid continental climate due to its location in the Ebro valley and this is characterized by hot summers and cold winters, with the precipitations well distributed throughout the year. A good start for a visit to Logroño is the centrally located 1 Tourist Office of La Rioja (Oficina de Turismo de La Rioja), C/Portales, 50, ☏ +34 941-291-260, info@lariojaturismo.com. M–F 09:00–14:00 17:00–20:00 Sa 10:00–14:00 17:00–20:00 Su 10:00–14:00 17:00–19:00. Free maps and information of the city and the region. Don't forget to ask about current exhibitions and guided tours.

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Logroño is it’s a stopover point on The Camino Francés and The Camino Aragonés. You can reach Santiago de Compostela in 26 days.

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