It’s easy to spin back the wheels of time in the medieval town of Najera. It is one of the most lively in La Rioja, with restaurants, shops, and cafes galore. Indeed, many visitors never leave the compact old quarter, and its intriguing alleyways with bars and shops aplenty. It is a sheer joy to walk around – make sure to give it a full afternoon. But culture vultures are equally well catered for in Najera – the Santa Maria la Real Monastery is famous throughout Spain. It is a royal foundation created by the king Don García de Nájera in honor of the Virgin of Santa Maria; legends tells that Santa Maria helped the Spanish repel the Arab invaders in Calahorra. Today its Gothic church continues to draw the crowds, containing the magnificent stalls and central nave. Foodies, however, will want to head to the fantastic produce market that takes place on Thursdays.
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