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Did you know that... Viloria de Rioja

 

Still close to the autonomous community of La Rioja and with geographical and environmental similarities of the lands of the Bajos Tirón and Oja, the French Way from Castildelgado and in the direction of Villamayor del Río reaches it.

Viloria de Rioja

A little more history

 

Viloria de Rioja appears in documents for the first time around 1.028. It is named Villaoria, which possibly means Villa Áurea or de Oria, perhaps mentioning the name of some woman who played an important role in the foundation of the town; although its existence is earlier, because of its situation had a strong military value against pressure from both Arabs, as well as Navarrese and Castilians. This military action was accompanied by the foundation of most of the existing towns in the area today. The appellation of Rioja with which it completes its name, some say it is for its proximity to this province and others for its link in history with the diocese of Calahorra.

 

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To discover What to see in Viloria de Rioja?

 

In addition to several houses, which still have their coats of arms and the church of Viloria de Rioja, built in the 11th century although it has undergone various transformations, as can be seen in a mixture of styles ranging from the popular to the Gothic, the remains of the birthplace of Santo Domingo de La Calzada with an inscription alluding to his biography are also preserved in front of the church.

Church of Viloria de Rioja

Festivities

 

In Viloria de Rioja the festivity of Santo Domingo de La Calzada is celebrated on 12 May. Santa Cristina is on 24 July and on the last Sunday in August Thanksgiving is celebrated.

 

Traditions

 

According to tradition, in the Romanesque-style baptismal font preserved in the church of Viloria de Rioja, it was baptised Santo Domingo de La Calzada.

 

Curiosidades

 

Santo Domingo de la Calzada is the distinguished son of Viloria. In its 90 years of existence, it served the pilgrims of Compostela on the Way of Saint James, which skims the town of Viloria. Domingo's work was so effective that King Alfonso VI entrusted him with the improvement of the French Way throughout the stretch of his kingdom, that is, from Logroño to the end in Compostela.

 

 


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Getting to Viloria de Rioja by car

 

Viloria de Rioja is connected to the N-120, which links Logroño with Burgos, by a local road. Also by local roads we can reach Viloria from the nearby towns of Quintanar de Rioja, Bascuñana and San Pedro de Monte.

 

By bus

 

There is a daily bus service, which covers the Haro-Belorado line, with a stop in Viloria de Rioja.​

 

 

 


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List of Routes
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WAY OF SAINT JAMES
1
Difficulty-Medium

5:25 h.22.4 km.

Stage 09 Santo Domingo de la Calzada-Belorado
Difficulty-MediumGreen difficulty category. Level 3. Stages of moderate distance and slope, not overcoming great distances or slopes.
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Puras de Villafranca, Burgos
Puras de Villafranca Mining Complex

Manganese mines whose exploitation is probably one of the oldest in Spain

Monastery of Santa María del Salvador
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Monastery of Santa María del Salvador

Also known as the Monastery of Light

Monastery of Suso
San Millán de la Cogolla, La Rioja
Monastery of Suso

Cradle of the Castilian and pantheon of the seven Castilian heroes

Monastery of Yuso
San Millán de la Cogolla, La Rioja
Monastery of Yuso
Monastery of Valvanera
Anguiano, La Rioja
Monastery of Valvanera

Location of the Virgin of Valvanera, Patron Saint of La Rioja

Hermitage of San Felices de Bilibio
Haro, La Rioja
Hermitage of San Felices de Bilibio

An emblematic place where devotion and tradition come together

Wine Culture Museum
Briones, La Rioja
Wine Culture Museum

Where the universe of wine becomes visible

Monastery of Santa María la Real
Nájera, La Rioja
Monastery of Santa María la Real

Emblematic place that reflects the stages of history, art and culture of the area

Castle of Davalillo
San Asensio, La Rioja
Castle of Davalillo

Nice viewpoint of La Rioja Alta and Sonsierra

Hermitage of Saint Mary of the Pool
San Vicente de la Sonsierra, La Rioja
Hermitage of Saint Mary of the Pool
Atapuerca Archaeological Site
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Atapuerca Archaeological Site

Great encyclopedia of the evolution of man, natural treasure kept in time

The Salt Flats of Poza de la Sal
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Salted Valley of Añana
Salinas de Añana, Álava - Araba
 Salted Valley of Añana

Landscape with thousands of years of history

Caves of Ortigosa
Ortigosa de Cameros, La Rioja
Caves of Ortigosa

A museum where nature exhibits its power and art

Village of La Hoya
Laguardia, Álava - Araba
Village of La Hoya

Traveling to pre-Roman protohistory

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