It is located on the border with Navarra, on the right bank of the Ebro. Calahorra begins in history being an Iberian settlement, it was the Romans who later reused this town turning it into a municipality with an important role in the control of the Roman state over the adjacent regions.
It was then that he attained the title of Municipality of Roman Law and was called Calagurris Iulia Nassica. At that time it was an obligatory stop on the road that linked Tarragona with Santiago. The Jacobean Route of the Ebro passes through it, basing this Jacobean reality on its condition as an episcopal city and on its strategic location in the Ebro valley.
Its streets will take us to monuments as important as its Cathedral, which is located in the suburb on the banks of the Cidacos and guarded by the Paseo de Las Bolas and the Episcopal Palace. To the Sanctuary of Carmen, on the outskirts, on the road that leads to the Roman bridge; or to the Roman Sewers, in the subsoil of San Andrés street.
In the highest part of the southern zone, in the Rasillo of San Francisco was located the acropolis and the castle. There was also the Jewish quarter, with its synagogue, Calahorra is part of the Network of Jewish Quarters of Spain-Camino Sefaradí. The temple of San Francisco, today not dedicated to worship, has attached to its right a building that is a hostel for pilgrims on the Way of Saint James of the Ebro. In addition to the cultural and gastronomic routes that Calahorra offers us within its city, we can also enjoy walks and routes, contemplating its environmental and landscape diversity, the Trails of Vegetables, with five routes and almost 100 km or the Greenway of the Cidacos, being the Cidacos Park in Calahorra the current origin of this greenway.
Every Holy Thursday, in Calahorra the Passion of Christ is staged. Along 1 Km. and several stages, the visitors are accompanying on foot the different scenes and during more than two hours they are enveloped in an incredible spectacle of light and sound.
Its patron saint fiestas are in honour of San Emeterio and San Celedonio and are celebrated in winter, around 3 March and in summer from 15 to 31 August.
The last week of April the famous Gastronomic Vegetable Days are celebrated, with tastings, wine, water, oil and cooking workshops.
San Emeterio and San Celedonio, patrons of the city, were Roman legionaries who converted to Christianity. It could be in the persecution of Diocletian, 3rd century, that they were imprisoned and as they did not want to renounce their faith, they suffered martyrdom. Legend has it that their heads were thrown into the Ebro and that instead of being dragged by the current they ascended upstream. All this could have happened where the Cathedral of Santa María now stands.
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The main access roads to Calahorra are the AP-68, the N-232 that connects Calahorra with Logroño and Zaragoza, next to the LR-134 that connects it with nearby towns such as Arnedo or San Adrián.
It has an intercity bus service, with a daily service from Monday to Friday, and a regular bus service from Logroño to Zaragoza and from Calahorra to Soria.
C/Miguel de Cervantes, 1
Phone: 941 235 983
It has a stop on the line between Logroño and Zaragoza.
Avda. La Estación, s/n
Phone: 902 240 202
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