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Spanish regions 5

Spanish regions 5

After a bit of a break from our Spanish regions series, today we continue with a look at three more regions that make up this Iberian country.

La Rioja

This region is world-renown for the famous wines that are produced in the Ebro valley with the city of Haro being at the center of the local wine production. There’s also a folkloristic event that takes place in Haro, the annual ‘battle of the wine’. Besides all the wine, the regional gastronomy includes Pimientos del Piquillo – a sweet kind of red peppers, lamb and there’s also the marzipan of Sierra de Cameros which is very well-liked in Spain.

One major tourist attractions to the region is the Camino de Santiago – or Way of Siant James, very rich in monasteries of high artistic and cultural importance. Those who enjoy the outdoors will also live the region because it offers many opportunities for hunting, fishing, climbing and hiking. The main cities of La Rioja are Calahorra, Arnedo, San Millan dela Coholla, Santo Domingo de la Calzada and Logrono y Tierra de Cameros.

Madrid

Now this one you surely might’ve heard of, Madrid is none other than the capital of Spain, and has been so since 1562. Located at the very centre of Spain, the weather is characterized by warm dry summers and cool and also dry winters. The capital is a city of great monuments and culture, those interested in such endeavors will surely not regret spending their entire holiday here. However, just like any other modern capital this is a lively place featuring a plethora of pubs, cafes and nightclubs to satiate the younger-set or those who simply love the nightlife.

Murcia

The region of Murcia – whose capital is also named Murcia – is characterized by agriculture and commerce, but it is also one of the major attractions as far as beaches go. There’s also salt-water in the Mar Menor lagoon and the La Manga del Mar Menor thus offering some great opportunities for water sports.

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