→ 9.70 → Logroño → 12.50km → Navarrete

Altitude
396
To end of camino
605.70
ATM
Yes
Bar
Yes
Bus
Yes
Bus Terminal
Yes
Correos
Once de Junio 1, 26001, Mon-Fri: 0830-2030 & Sat: 930-1300, 9412 86 802
Grocery
Yes
Medical Center
Yes
Pharmacy
Yes
Train
Yes

Once you have crossed the río Ebro, you have entered Logroño proper.

Worth visiting are the Concatedral de Santa María de La Redonda (it shares the title of Cathedral with Santo Domingo, and it has a semi-hidden painting of the crucifixion by Michelangelo), the Iglesia de San Bartolomé, and the Iglesia de Santiago del Real. Of these, only the last one is located along the camino route, though all are easy to find and centrally located.

If you have grown accustomed to the usual Menu de Peregrino for dinner, Logroño will have you adjust your thinking a bit. Here they go in for the tapas style dining and they want you to join them. So head over to Calle Laurel and do just that... hopefully your albergue keeps the door open a bit late. If you go a bit overboard, a short day to Navarrete tomorrow is not at all uncommon.

Fiesta

Logroño seems always to be in a state of celebration. The two big festivals are for San Bernabé on the 11th of June, and San Mateo on the 21st of September. The latter of these two, held during the fall harvest, is much to do about wine.

History

Like a few towns before, and several ahead, Logroño owes its success to the construction of the stone bridge over the río Ebro which for a long time was the only suitable crossing point of this wide river. As such it was able to command a toll, to which pilgrims were subjected. Unfortunately very few of its medieval monuments have survived, nearly all of them destroyed. Logroño in fact, given its position both along the Ebro and on the frontier, is one of the most battled for cities in the north of Spain. In 1092 it was destroyed by El Cid.

The Road

Leaving Logroño is not unlike departing most large cities in that it winds its way across town in a way that mixes landmarks with practicalities. There are plenty of arrows to mark the way, but most are painted low on curbs and can be difficult to see if you are a pre-dawn walker. If in doubt, make your way to the Cathedral and with it to your back head straight ahead along the Calle de Marqués de San Nicolás. You will pass straight through two roundabouts, turn left on the third.

Comments

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

There’s a shoe store around the corner from Plaza de Mercados called Atleet. Excellent selection of camino-appropriate shoes including Hoka, plus lots of socks including toe socks

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

I second the comment about staying at Albergue Albas. Ezequiel, who runs the place, gave us a very warm welcome and made us feel at home. Highly recommended.

michael

Well. too much info.

michael

The problem with trying to see this painting is that you can’t view it while Mass is on. There quite a few Masses on Sunday when we were there do we missed it. The best time to go is in the afternoon on a weekday between the 12.00 and 6.00 Mass.

michael

The little private Hostal Winederful on C. Herrarias by the cathedral is a great place. I don’t see it on the list here but it’s modern, clean, friendly and has air con!

michael

Please consider staying at Albas, owner is a nice guy who has done the Camino and recently took over. Obviously hit hard with the recent situation, and could use a boost and deserves it too.

michael

not as shown on the wise program map. They put metal plaques in the ground to help you cross the street safer and directional arrows.

michael

Looking for a good breakfast? Check out Café Robusta for excellent coffee and fresh tortilla de patata. A welcome change to the coffee landscape for me.

michael

If you’re looking for a decent massage, “Alberto Qiromassaje” is the place to go. A kind man who offers a €20 pilgrim’s massage, specializing in hands-on adjustments, reflexology, Thai massage, and some reiki. He was able to fit me and a few other peregrinos in on a Sunday afternoon. As a plus, he’s quick to respond to inquiries and is only a few hundred meters off the Camino.

michael

Hotel Condes de Haro is a lovely little hotel just off the Camino and the tourist office and Cathedral. It’s also close to restaurants and shops. Modern, clean and lovely comfortable beds. Also a lift so no lugging cases upstairs! Worth booking.