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Did you know that... the House of Sciences

 

It is the guardian of the bank of the river Ebro between the bridge of Piedra and the bridge of Hierro where it is located and watch of the Old Town of the city that in front of her extends in the other bank, occupies the building that was projected in 1.886 from the City council of Logroño by the then municipal architect Luis Barrón along with the collaboration of the engineer Gómez Escolar, to lodge the Municipal Slaughterhouse of the city. This building, built around 1.901 and inaugurated in 1.910 starting its activity in 1.911 and ceasing to function as such in 1.981, is considered as a notable example of industrial architecture of Logroño.

House of Sciences

A little more history

 

The building, throughout its history, has also been a slaughterhouse, a social centre, an old people's club, a school-workshop and finally, after intensive refurbishment, it has housed the current Casa de las Ciencias since 1999. It is a building in which its symmetry attracts attention, the central zone, of square form of three heights and that ends in a glazed skylight that joined to the windows of its facade lets pass a warm zenithal light giving it a warm luminosity, it acts as a vestibule or distributor through which one accedes to the different rooms, that each one with its specific use, offers us the House of Sciences. On the ground floor, and distributed on both sides of this central body, there are four rooms where temporary exhibitions on different and varied subjects, of scientific and cultural dissemination, are the protagonists.

Science Garden

What to see in the House of Sciences?

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From the vestibule and through a flight of stairs you can access the first floor, which is made up of a conference room, where documentaries and scientific cinema are also usually shown, as well as classrooms and workshops in whose didactic activities students from educational centres can participate, either during school hours or outside school hours, children, young people and adults who are of interest to them. A Documentation Centre with Internet points and a library with CDs, videos and books completes the cultural and scientific offer of this museum, without forgetting that outside it also offers the opportunity to experience and have fun in the Science Garden through the recreational elements and devices located there. Physics, Paleontology, Geology and Meteorology are present in these games and so a pirouette, a double spiral, a rotating disc or a hexagonal prism help you practice the sense of sight together with movement.

House of Sciences

To discover

 

The musical stone, the xylophone, the musical seesaw and the jumping tiles, among others, interact with the visitor, who can also contemplate a garden of rocks from different places in the Autonomous Community of La Rioja or follow the trail of Icnitas, in the replica of the Cayos archaeological site at the entrance to the museum, and if you want to know what time is coming to finish the visit by taking a long walk through the park, in which the Casa de las Ciencias is located, there is nothing better than getting close to the weather station that completes the garden.

 

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Traditions

 

Until the construction of this building, the centre of Logroño was the obligatory passage for cattle on their way to the slaughterhouse, which was then in the Calle Mayor.

Science Garden

Curiosities

 

The architect from logroña, Luis Barrón, also designed an important number of buildings for the Logroño of the time and that today we can admire like the old Tobacco Factory, the so-called Column Hall of the Bretón theatre or the interior spaces of the Sagasta. It is said that the old slaughterhouse was inaugurated twice, on October 2, 1910 and June 1, 1911.

 

 

Useful information for visiting the House of Sciences

 

The House of Sciences is closed every Monday of the year, in addition to the 1st and 6th of January and the 25th of December.

The rest of the year it is open every day in the morning and afternoon:

Summer

  • Tuesday to Sunday, from 11 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 8.30 pm

Winter

  • Tuesday to Friday: from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: from 11 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 8.30 pm.

Entrance to the Casa de las Ciencias is free. Guided tours are also free.

 

 

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Get to Logroño

 

To get to Logroño by private transport, the main access roads are the AP-68, the A-12, the N-232, the N-111, the N-120 that connect Logroño with Pamplona, Soria, Zaragoza, Burgos and Vitoria. Logroño also has a central bus station that connects it with the main cities in the country and locally with the different municipalities in the community. Its renovated train station also widens the possibilities of communication with other destinations. Also its airport facilitates connections with Madrid and other capitals in certain times of the year.

 

Once there​

 

Located opposite the historic centre of the city, on the north bank of the river Ebro, the building is nestled between the Stone Bridge and the Iron Bridge, right on the Camino de Santiago at the entrance to Logroño. The Casa de las Ciencias can be reached by crossing either of these two bridges from the city or from the north following the route of the old N-111 that comes from nearby Oyón. The Avda. de Mendavia also arrives here from the Cantabria industrial estate in the Cuenca ring road. In order to leave our vehicle there are car parks close to the enclosure.

 

 

 


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WAY OF SAINT JAMES
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Difficulty-Moderate

6:55 h.29.1 km.

Stage 07 Logroño-Nájera
Difficulty-ModerateRed difficulty category, level 1. More demanding stages, either because they are longer, more sloping or have a specific difficulty.
TOURISM
1
Difficulty-Adapted

1:40 h.4 km.

Walk around Logroño
Difficulty-AdaptedGreen difficulty category, level 1. Itineraries conditioned and prepared for the use and enjoyment of persons with reduced mobility.
TOURISM
1
Difficulty-Low

72:00 h.412 km.

Route through the charming villages of La Rioja
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 3. Excursions of moderate distance and unevenness, not overcoming either great distances or unevenness.
PATHS IN FAMILY
1
Difficulty-Medium

3:05 h.12.2 km.

Path of El Cortijo
Difficulty-MediumGreen difficulty category level 3. Excursions of moderate distance and unevenness, not surpassing either great distances or unevenness.
PATHS
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Difficulty-Medium

4:35 h.17 km.

GR 38 Route of the Wine and of the Fish Section 1 Oyón-Laguardia
Difficulty-MediumCategory of difficulty green, level 3. Excursions of moderate distance and unevenness, not even over great distances or unevenness.
FLORA AND FAUNA PATHS IN FAMILY
1
Difficulty-Adapted

1:20 h.6 km.

Greenway of El Cortijo
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FLORA AND FAUNA PATHS IN FAMILY
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Difficulty-Low

2:00 h.8.2 km.

Path of the orchards of Murillo
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
FLORA AND FAUNA IN FAMILY
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Difficulty-Low

2:30 h.10 km.

Green Route of the Lagoon Complex of Laguardia
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little slope and no difficulties.
PATHS IN FAMILY CULTURAL HERITAGE
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Difficulty-Medium

2:30 h.4.6 km.

Path of the Rocks of Clavijo
Difficulty-MediumGreen difficulty category. Level 3.Excursions of moderate distance and unevenness, not exceeding either great distances or unevenness.
PATHS
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Difficulty-Moderate

7:25 h.22.6 km.

GR 38 Route of the wine and of the fish Section 2 Laguardia-Albaina
Difficulty-ModerateRed difficulty category, level 1. More demanding routes, either because they are longer, with greater slope or present some specific difficulty.
TOURISM
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Difficulty-Low

1:20 h.20.4 km.

Route of the Dolmens
Difficulty-LowDifficulty category green, level 2. Routes with little slope and no difficulties.
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Difficulty-Moderate

3:00 h.7.6 km.

Joar and the Plana from the Sanctuary of Codés
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Castle of Clavijo
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Castle of Clavijo

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Monastery of Santa María la Real
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Monastery of Suso

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