Hospedería Abadía de Valvanera

Monasterio de Valvanera s/n, Carretera LR-435, , La Rioja, 26323, Spain

A 16th-century monastery atop a 9th-century hermitage, this is an ideal base for hiking, but it's hard to secure a room for October 15, when there's an overnight pilgrimage from Logroño to the monastery's 12th-century carving of the Virgin of Valvanera. Patroness of the grape harvest and barren couples, the Virgin is portrayed with a pomegranate (symbolizing fertility) and vines. Her infant is said to have turned away in embarrassment when a hopeful couple performed the procreative act on the altar. Rooms here are simple and the restaurant offers local dishes at unbeatable prices.

PROS

  • cool air during summer heat
  • simplicity and silence
  • rooms of varying sizes for families

CONS

  • spartan accommodations
  • limited dining choices

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical, Views, Family
Quiet
Near the mountain
Local Flavor

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 941-377044

HOTEL DETAILS

28 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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