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Restaurante Amelibia

This classy restaurant is one of Laguardia's highlights: gaze out the windows at a view over the scorched plains and distant mountain ridges while dining on sublime traditional cuisine. Think oxtail and wild mushroo…
Spanish in Laguardia

Castillo el Collado Restaurant

There's an old-world feeling to the place, and classic Riojan dishes like roasted suckling pig. There's also an English-language menu, and, naturally, a great wine selection.
Winery in Laguardia

Bodegas Ysios

Just a couple of kilometres to the north of Laguardia is the Bodegas Ysios. Designed by Santiago Calatrava as a ‘temple dedicated to wine’, it features an aluminium wave for a roof and a cedar exterior that blends i…
Church in Laguardia

Iglesia de Santa María de los Reyes

The impressive Iglesia de Santa María de los Reyes has a breathtaking late-14th-century Gothic doorway, adorned with beautiful sculptures of the disciples and other motifs. If the church doors are locked, pop down t…
Winery in Laguardia

Bodegas Casa Primicia

About 600m north of the historic centre, you'll find the oldest winery in Laguardia. On a 75-minute tour through this atmospheric 16th-century building, knowledgeable guides will give you an overview of the winemaki…
Winery in Laguardia

Bodegas Palacio

Bodegas Palacio, only 1km from Laguardia on the Elciego road, runs tours in Spanish, English and German (Monday to Saturday). Reservations are not essential, but they are a good idea, especially out of season. The s…
Winery in Laguardia

Bodega El Fabulista

You can tour the medieval cellars of this traditional winery, which is located right in Laguardia. The tour finishes with a tasting of two of the bodega's wines. Reserve ahead for a one-hour English-language tour.
Tower in Laguardia

Torre Abacial

For a splendid view over town and the vineyards beyond, climb the 100-plus steps of the 'Abbot's Tower' – so named as it was once part of a monastery. Parts of the structure date back to the 12th century.
Notable Building in Laguardia

El Reloj Animado

Atop the town hall on the main plaza, Laguardia's intriguing clockface draws onlookers at various times of the day. At noon, 1pm, 2pm, 5pm, 8pm and 10pm, the tolling of the hour is accompanied by dancing figures in …
Museum in Laguardia

Centro Temático del Vino Villa Lucía

Just outside Laguardia is this impressive wine museum and shop selling high-quality vino from small local producers. Museum visits are by guided tour only and include a tasting.