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Last updated: 06 February, 2024
Expert travel writer: Dana Facaros

An important stop along the pilgrim’s route through Spain, the Camino de Santiago, La Calzada grew up as an aristocratic little town around its elegant 12th-century cathedral.

The town is a treasure trove of Spanish art and architecture, with monasteries (one is now a parador or luxury hotel), Medieval and Renaissance churches and palaces, and – just outside town – the Rioja Botanical Gardens.

Don’t miss

The cathedral is home to two white chickens in a Gothic henhouse, recalling the miracle of the roast chickens that flew away.

Logistics

Price: Free
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 18+
When: All year around