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Logroño is a municipality in the north of Spain and the capital city of the autonomous region and province of La Rioja. It is also the region's most populated town (almost half of region lives here) and its financial, cultural and service centre. The River Ebro crosses Logroño and the town has historically been a place where paths cross, such as The Way of St. James. The town's borders have also been disputed and were fought over by the ancient kingdoms of the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages. The town's population has increased slowly, but significantly, during the last century in comparison to neighbouring towns. This has mainly been due to the migration of people from other districts in the region. In 2012 it was the Spanish food capital.
-Distances: These are the distances to other Spanish cities from Logroño: Madrid 334 km; Bilbao 124 km; Zaragoza 170 km; Pamplona 90 km; Burgos 111 km; Barcelona 468 km. Location: La Rioja's capital is on the banks of the River Ebro, covering a large plain.
-Height: 384 metres.
-Populated areas, neighbourhoods or villages: El Cortijo, Varea, La Estrella, Yagüe.
-Economy: Logroño is the autonomous region's main industrial centre and its importance with regards several nearby municipalities has grown thanks to its industrial estates (La Portalada, Cantabria, Cascajos, El Sequero, San Lázaro and El Cortijo). The city has good transport links and can be reached on the A
-68, the N
-120 and the N
-232. There is also a civil airport in Agoncillo. The city also has many hotels, restaurants and cultural attractions. Logroño's tertiary sector has grown enormously since the 1960's due to large numbers of immigrants.
Ebro Park, bridges over the river and view of the old facade of the city. 13th century Gothic San Bartolomé Church, Santiago Church, Palacio Church, with cloisters, Gothic spire and an interesting Romanist reredos by Arnao de Bruselas. The splendid Santa María de la Redonda Co-cathedral has twin Baroque towers and the facade looks onto the Market Square. Historic city centre: Mayor, Portales and other streets. Medieval and Renaissance houses. Puerta del Revellín and Arco del Revellín at the ramparts. Paseo del Espolón with an equestrian monument to Espartero. Gran Vía, modern urban expansion, with the sculpture Monumento al Labrador and Monumento a los Fueros. Laurel street, area to drink wine in different bars (“chiquiteo”) and eat. <a href="https://prelariojaturismo.gnoss.com/comunidad/larioja/recurso/museo-de-la-rioja/3f359809-1887-40f4-9441-33b582de7543">La Rioja Museum, in the Plaza de San Agustín, Espartero’s old palace.
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