Alfaro is located in the region of La Rioja, in the north of Spain, washed by the waters of the Ebro and Alhama rivers.
Stroll down the town centre and discover churches and palaces with centuries of history, witnesses of the ancient splendour of the area. Visit the Abbey and Abbey Palace (18th century), and San Miguel Collegiate Church, a Baroque masterpiece from the late 17th century. The archaeological site in Eras de San Martín is also worth visiting, as is the Ninfeo Romano, a Roman water system.
Furthermore, during the San Roque celebrations in mid August, the town fills with fun and music for several days, together with parades of "giants and big-heads", bullfights, cultural events and cuisine competitions, amongst other activities.
Besides, Alfaro has an incredible colony of storks, the world's largest stork nesting on one single building. Over 400 storks have chosen San Miguel Collegiate Church for building their nests. Watching this number of storks flying through the air is an unforgettable experience. If you like going on outings, don't forget to explore Sotos del Ebro Nature Reserve, as well as Mount Yerga.
Who hasn't heard of the famous wines from La Rioja?
This Spanish region is known worldwide for the quality of its wines. A visit to this region offers not only wine tasting, but also a range of activities which take place in and around the extensive vineyards.
If you are travelling with chidren, don't forget to visit Tierra Rapaz Park in Calahorra and Senda Viva in Arguedas, they will thank you for the fun and intense moments they will enjoy.
The little” Colorado ́s canyon” is waiting for you in the Bardenas Reales, just 20 Kmts. far from Alfaro.
Also is interesting the gastronomic and Cultural Tourism:
- Calahorra: Roman City, Vegetables Museum (with dresses made with leaf of vegetables), CathedralMás Info.
- Arnedo: 100 Pillars Cave, Shoe's factory, Castle, Olive Oil Producer. Más Info.
- Tudela, Olite, Corella, Tarazona, Veruela, Pamplona are cities that you can visit easily from our Hotel. Look for their sites in order to confirm your interest.
El Barranco Perdido is the paleo-adventure park of La Rioja. It is in Enciso, a town declared by UNESCO a Biosphere Reserve in which three thousand dinosaur tracks have been found. The park has swimming pools, geysers, adventure circuits, climbing wall and many more facilities and activities that ensure maximum fun.