The Saint-jacques de Compostelle way passes through La Rioja

The Saintiago de compostela way passes through La Rioja, crossing the Ebro river, a natural border between Navarra and Castile, leading directly to Logrono. The present capital of the Autonomous Community of La Rioja doesn’t however have, as much importance as Nájera had in the Roman centuries.

In Logroño, there are two Romanesque churches San Bartolomé and Santa María de Palacio. On the outskirts of Logroño, is Navarrete, with its ancient Hospital of the Order of San Juan where ancient remains were found and reused in the cemetery.

The road continues on the national road N120, where pilgrims can stop to eat or sleep at our hotel San Andrès.


Once rested, pilgrims continue their journey to the town of Azofra, whose church, built in the 17th-18th centuries, is dedicated to Our Lady of the Angels. Its main altar is made up of three parts and its attic is from the middle of the seventeenth century.

The next points of interest on the way, are Cirueña and Ciriñuela, at the gates of the Route of Monasteries. The pilgrim can rest in the Cerro Plaza, a square with ergonomic benches and a fountain that offers a welcome break for one’s feet.


In the distance is Santo Domingo de la Calzada and the magnificent tower of the cathedral that is 70 meters high. Inside the cathedral, there is a wonderful mix of different architectural styles, a visit of the chicken coop is an absolute must; with it’s cockrell and chicken, the protagonists of the celebrated miracle of the saint.

The next and final location on the Santiago de Compostela Way in La Rioja is Grañón, a small town where you can enjoy the architecture of its houses, made in 2 parts, the lower part in macenary and cut stone, and the upper part of wood and brick, each with a coat of arms showing to which family they belonged.

“Hostal San Andrés provides rest and care for pilgrims.”