Attractions

Top Choice Museum in La Rioja

Museo Folklórico

This worthwhile museum is set in a wonderful early 17th-century adobe building, and has fine regional cultural displays. Themes include chaya (local La Rioja music), the Tinkunaco festival, weaving and winemaking. T…
Church in La Rioja

Convento de San Francisco

The order of St Francis was on the scene very early and began building here in the late 16th century. Bad luck with construction and then an earthquake means the current church is only an early-20th-century neo-Goth…
Cathedral in La Rioja

Catedral

The enormous, sober-toned, 1899 neo-Byzantine (and a few other 'neos') cathedral contains the image of patron saint Nicolás de Bari. He's an object of devotion for both Riojanos (residents of La Rioja) and the inhab…
Church in La Rioja

Convento de Santo Domingo

Built in 1623 by the Diaguita under the direction of Dominican friars, this is Argentina’s oldest monastery. The date appears in the carved algarrobo door frame, also the work of Diaguita artists. There's a museum o…
Museum in La Rioja

Museo de la Ciudad/Museo de Bellas Artes

The city of La Rioja makes a big effort rehabilitating old buildings for cultural ends. This complex houses the art gallery, which rotates temporary exhibits, and the city museum, which displays well-curated histori…