The Parador de Calahorra is situated in the Valley of Cidacos, on the banks of the river Ebro. It’s an elegant building of reddish hues surrounded by a palm garden. Its comfortable rooms, meticulous decoration, and the cosy warmth of its lounge fireplaces make this accommodation an ideal family destination. There are halls for hosting events and celebrations, a cafeteria, a restaurant, a common lounge and a hotel car park.
It’s worth taking a stroll through Calahorra’s historical centre to gaze in awe at its Cathedral, the old Islamic quarter, the arch and the old Roman forum, the church of San Andrés, the Plaza del Raso and the municipal museum which houses the famous effigy, the Dama Calagurritana, or the Carmelite convent with an impressive Christ statue by the Baroque sculptor Gregorio Fernández.
Calahorra is also a wine-growing area. Head out to Aldeanueva del Ebro, a little more than fifteen minutes from the hotel, to visit the first Wine Museum in La Rioja Baja, located in La Ermita de Nuestra Señora del Portal; or explore fantastic wineries where the exquisite wines of La Rioja are produced.
For a family trip we recommend the Dinosaurs' Route. The footprints of these prehistoric animals can be seen in more than forty sites in the Calahorra region, in nearby towns such as Enciso and Igea.
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The rooms at Paradores combine design and modern services to perfection. In each room you can enjoy the comfort and elegance of the design and furnishings, and the best views in destinations you will want to return to again and again.
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The best regional cuisine in unique spaces
Paradores offers the exclusive experience of enjoying regional, local and local cuisine in unique spaces. Our cuisine is strongly linked to the places where the 98 hotels are located, presenting the best gastronomy from the different Spanish regions. Pioneers in local cuisine, we have reinforced our commitment to local products in search of the best raw material and reaffirming our commitment to sustainability.
The Parador de Turismo "Marco Fabio Quintiliano" pays homage to the bimillenary Calagurris Nassica Iulia, the Roman name by which Calahorra was known. A walk through its historic centre reveals the 12th-century Romanesque Cathedral, several other churches from different historical periods, and the Episcopal Palace, which holds numerous items such as fine gold ornaments, clothing, sculptures and paintings. There are also several museums, such as those dedicated to Romanisation or to Crops, and the Museum of Easter Floats, as Easter celebrations here have been declared a festival of National Tourist Interest.
Beyond the town centre, there are several other alternatives. The Dinosaur Route, a family favourite, takes visitors to the sites where traces of these prehistoric animals have been found. These are also unique places due to the nature of their surroundings.
Calahorra is near Logroño, the provincial capital and one of the stops on the St. James’ Way. Here we find the Cathedral of Santa María la Redonda, which displays an image attributed to Michelangelo on its ornate façade. The Wine Route through the Rioja Alta or the Romanesque Route, of which there are great examples in the province, is also a must.
Calahorra belongs to the Network of Spanish Jewish Quarters and is famous for its Jornadas Sefardíes festival in September. The area’s cuisine is another significant tourist attraction. Guests can visit the Pepper Fair in October, which marks the pepper harvest and take advantage of the Jornadas de la Cazuelilla in November, a tapas route through the city.