Travel bucket list idea:
Santo Domingo de la Calzada
La Rioja, Spain|
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.
The cathedral is home to two white chickens in a Gothic henhouse, recalling the miracle of the roast chickens that flew away.