May01

Ezcaray, a charming town

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We are in a difficult situation for all of us, in which traveling is impossible for us, and we hope that in the new normality that awaits us we can once again enjoy ourselves in the same way that we enjoyed before places like Ezcaray.

Therefore, today we have thought to talk a little about our Villa, to try to move to those corners with so much charm, so that you can get to know our gastronomy, our typical products, …

Ezcaray, located in the valley of the Oja river, surrounded by green landscapes since it is 25 km from the Sierra de la Demanda, and with an altitude of about 1,000 meters, is a town with a lot of history as you can see if you click here

As you enter Ezcaray on the road that comes from Santo Domingo de la Calzada, if you look to the left you will see a very long building that represents an important landmark in the history of Ezcaray, it is the Royal Factory of Santa Bárbara. Founded in 1749 dedicated to the production of cloths.

After a recent restoration, this building became a hostel and also the seat of the town hall. The tradition of selling blankets, well known internationally, has remained from the historic factory. You can visit the factory where you will learn many things and you can buy blankets and also scarves and shawls. She is currently well known for her famous Mohair blankets. What you surely did not imagine is that this factory produces for brands such as Loewe, Armani, etc.

Enter and stroll through its streets, the Plaza de la Verdura and the nearby Plaza del Quiosco, where you can enjoy a unique architectural setting with its houses, streets and arcades.

Plaza de la Verdura

During your walk you can enjoy the beautiful facades of the historical buildings, the Argolla del Fuero, which is attached to one of the columns of the arcades, the palace of Archbishop Barroeta, from 1766, located next to the aforementioned Plaza del Quiosco .

A building worth seeing is the Palace of the Angel, from 1753, which you find in front of the church of Santa María la Mayor, in the Aragonese Gothic style, built between the 12th and 16th centuries. The building of the old railway station is now a restaurant and bar with a terrace.

Gastronomy is a very important characteristic of Ezcaray. Among its dishes we must highlight some such as the caparrones, the pochas, La Rioja potatoes, the vegetable stew or the meat of the sierra. Ezcaray is also a perfect place to go for pinchos and wines.

Among the typical products of Ezcaray we highlight:

  • Honey
  • Came
  • Typical Riojana boot
  • Cheeses
  • Liquor
  • Wood carvings
  • Black pudding from Fani
  • Sausages Sausages Ramón

Its spectacular location makes it a magnificent place to enjoy hiking, practice different sports in an environment where nature is the protagonist, and since it is located very close to the Valdezcaray ski resort, you can practice snow sports.

We leave you a video so that you can see some of the wonders that surround Ezcaray, and our House so that you can get to know our hotel, restaurant and bar with images.

see video

WE’LL WAIT FOR YOU ON THE WAY BACK. LOTS OF ENCOURAGEMENT AND STRENGTH FOR ALL