Destination Weddings in La Rioja
La Rioja is situated in the north of the Iberian Peninsula, between the mountain range and the Ebro River. The interior is well characterized by the mountains and lush valleys and excellent peach orchards. This small and wonderful region is famous for its wine, because the art of wine making has been practiced since Romans inhabited the region. Your destination wedding in La Rioja means being surrounded by beautiful, old monuments, natural beauty, the food, wine and the warmth and hospitality of the people of this region.
This autonomous community may be the smallest in size, but it is a grandiose land. This apparent contradiction can be explained by its great historical, cultural and natural wealth. The Camino de Santiago, the way of St. James, passes through this land. In San Millan de la Cogolla, you find the Monasteries of Yuso and Suso. Take your wedding vows where centuries of faith and art are embodied in the monastery of Suso. It had its beginning with primitive hermit caves, then later evolved through the Visigoth period and finally finished in the 10th century, using a style of architecture called Mozarab, created by the Christians living and working in Moslem Spain.
Or how about at the Monastery of Yuso? Built in the Romanesque style in the year 1053, the monumental complex, recently declared a World Heritage Site, is considered the birthplace of the Castilian language as evidenced by the Glosas Emilianenses, the first known text written in the Castilian language.
Your destination wedding in La Rioja will be bathed in mild temperatures from the Atlantic, and warmth from the Mediterranean. La Rioja, the bridge between Castilla and the Basque Country, between mountains and tablelands, between the past and the present, a land where everybody is welcomed by a glass of wine. There is a traditional, slow pace of life. Here you can take a whimsical bicycle ride along the quaint roads of the town with your future husband.
In Logroņo, the region’s capital city, there is a lovely old quarter between its two bridges, bordered by the Ebro and the town’s medieval walls. Stroll along this city’s pathways, or take a horse-drawn carriage. Passing both the Puente de Hierro and the Puente de Pedra.
Your destination wedding in La Rioja means being surrounded by acres of wine vineyards, carpeting the landscape, and a step back in time, where kings ruled.