La Rioja is part of the famous Camino de Santiago. Besides from its capital, Logroño, El Camino in Rioja includes Santo Domingo de la Calzada and its cathedral. A remarkkable place in Rioja is also San Millán de la Cogolla and the Suso and Yuso monasteries. Declared World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO, this spot is the birthplace of Spanish language.
Many popular festivals held across the region of Rioja celebrate wine culture . September witnesses the start of the Vendimia Riojana. It actually starts on teh thrid week of this month. Many different celebrations can be found in Logroño, the capital of Rioja, around those days, including bullfights.