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Discover Spain Like a Local in Burgos & La Rioja

It’s easy to think you know Spain. Most have visited major Spanish cities such as Madrid and Barcelona, yet some spaces feel relatively untouched by tourism.

Away from the obvious is a more traditional Spanish experience in Burgos. It is a small, ancient city in northern Spain rich in local culture, vineyards and traditional Spanish cuisine.

Burgos

Stay

AC HOTEL BY MARRIOTT BURGOS

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Beautifully quaint hotel AC Burgos, is a perfect find for those hoping to indulge in site-seeing. Steeped in natural light, it’s ideally located in the centre of Burgos, near the impressive Gothic cathedral, the river, and Las Huelgas Monastery.

DINE

COBO VINTAGE

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Top chef Miguel Cobo (a finalist in the Spanish version of Masterchef) serves up exquisite contemporary Spanish dishes from his Michelin-starred restaurant, Cobo. Featuring caramelised monkfish to ‘lacquered suckling pig’ treat yourself to one of Cobo’s celebrated tasting menus.

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CATEDRAL DE BURGOS

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Built during the 13th century, The Cathedral of Saint Mary of Burgos is an architectural wonder, it’s described as ‘one of the most beautiful monuments of gothic art’.

CAB DE BURGOS

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Have your fill of breathtaking views of Burgos and incredible contemporary art at the Caja de Burgos Art Center.

La Rioja

Renowned for producing some of the best wines in Spain, La Rioja is a city located in the north of the Iberian Peninsula.

Stay

AC HOTEL BY MARRIOTT LA RIOJA

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AC Hotel by Marriott La Rioja is a functional and modern hotel situated near to the River Ebro. Filled with excellent amenities from a Turkish Bath to a free fitness centre, it’s equipped for both short and long stays.

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EXPLORE THE CITY

Explore La Rioja the Spanish way. A tour guide can take you around 5 or 6 different destinations around the buzzing streets of Logroño including Bar Soriano. The owners are masters of mushrooms and have been severing delicious grilled garlic mushroom pinchos for over 40 years.

BODEGAS YSIOS

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Experience one of La Rioja’s luxury wine tours, Bodegas Ysios. It’s designed by international architect Santiago Calatrava, the man behind world trade centre Oculus.

22 WATER

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Discover how water can change your wine experience with a fantastic tour with a water expert. You will never look at water again in the same way…

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THE CAMPO VIEJO

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Enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets and views across Spain, whilst learning about one of the most commercially famous Rioja. The Campo Viejo winery allows visitors to see how wine is created for a global audience.

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