Thought to have been settled as far back as the Celtic-Iberian times, and certainly pre-Roman, Logroño was much sought after through history. The Arabs also left their legacy on the settlement before it moved into the medieval era. In the Middle Ages, Logroño was, and is again now, a very important stop on the Camino de Santiago. It filled up with monasteries and churches, which in turn housed most of the region’s cultural wealth. From about the 10th-century possession of Logroño passed between the kings of Navarra and Castile. The area was finally annexed to Castile by the end of the 11th century.
Nestled on the banks of the Ebro River, with rolling hills of vineyards stretching out beyond it, Logroño is a beautiful town in an agricultural haven. With a population of just over 150,000, it feels intimate and accessible. It has lush parks, such as the Ebro Park by the river with views of the 13th-century citadel.
Why Book Student Accommodation in Logroño?
Logroño is a culturally active and safe city with many parks and green areas, as well as very kind citizens with an open and hospitable nature. The city is the capital of the province of La Rioja, which is full of history, culture, traditions and gastronomy; and is an ideal language and cultural immersion experience for learning Spanish. It can be considered the birthplace of the Spanish language, as the monasteries of San Millán de la Cogolla are where the very first Spanish words were written. Also, pilgrims from all over the world pass through Logroño on their way to Santiago. Besides that, you will get to enjoy tasting amazing tapas on “La calle Laurel”.
The city is also home to The University of La Rioja, which has officially been recognized as the “Campus of International Excellence”. The university has a long experience in teaching Spanish as a foreign language and it has a great faculty of specialist teachers.
Universities in Logroño
University of La Rioja
Casita has 5 accommodation options within walking distance to the university.
There are 4 bus stops close to the campus; Gta. IX Centenario is just a 4-minute walk away.
Casa de las Ciencias is just a 5-minute car ride away, while Museo de La Rioja is 8 minutes away by car.
Is Logroño a good place to live in?
The answer is simply yes. Logroño is a very peaceful small city with all the comforts of a big city. There, you will find three shopping centres as well as many cinemas, cafes, karting, bowling, and a lot of things to do. The city has lots of very beautiful historical places and natural sceneries to see; you can go for a walk or practice sports enjoying the views.
Must-Visit Places in Logroño
While in Logroño, you should visit the Museo de la Rioja. The museum sits in an old palace from the 18th century and is split into various sections, from pre-history to pre-Roman eras, through to Roman times, the Middle Ages and finally the modern-day. It displays multiple historical objects, all found throughout La Rioja, including the old tablets from the famous San Millán monasteries, ancient arrowheads, and collections of swords and spears, as well as Roman coins.
Another place is the Church of San Bartolomé. Constructed in the 12th century, the church is the oldest in Logroño. It has an impressive façade, covered in intricate stone carvings. However, its most remarkable feature is its bell tower, built as part of the old city wall and used for defence purposes, as well as a lookout point. Today, visitors can climb to the top of the tower to see some of the best views of the city.
Even more impressive than the Church of San Bartolomé is the Cathedral of Santa Maria de la Redonda. Construction on the cathedral began in the 15th century; however, its completion didn’t come until the 18th century. The most striking features of the cathedral are its towers, nicknamed ‘the twins’, which are Baroque in style.
Also, one of the most recognised symbols of the city is the “Puente de Piedra” or “Stone Bridge”, which crosses the River Ebro from the Old Town. Known correspondingly as the “San Juan de Ortega Bridge”, it dates back to 1884 and is also the entranceway to the city along the Camino de Santiago.
Transportation in Logroño
Logroño has a good public network of buses with eleven lines crossing the city. They start at 07:00 and finish around 23:00 with frequencies of 10 to 15 minutes. The ordinary ticket can be bought directly from the driver and it costs €0.72 allowing unlimited transfers for half an hour. There are also night bus services on Fridays and Saturdays with three different routes. All the buses are equipped with free Wi-Fi.
Taxis are also available in the city; however, they can be quite expensive as a ride can get you easily up to €10. Official taxis are white and have a red stripe in the front doors; available ones have a green light on top. Taxis can be picked up through some stands around the city; you can also call their numbers to call one.
Nearby Student Accommodation In Spain
Casita also offers student accommodation in other cities in Spain, besides having facilities for student accommodation in Logroño. Some of these cities are:Madrid, Barcelona, Granada, Cordova, and Seville.