Logroño will be the venue of the “IX International Congress on Psychology and Education” in 2018.
Logroño is a municipality in the north of Spain and the capital city of the autonomous region and province of La Rioja. It is also the region's most populated town (almost half of the region lives here) and its financial, cultural and service centre.
The River Ebro crosses Logroño and the town has historically been a place where paths cross, such as “el Camino de Santiago”. The town's borders have also been disputed and were fought over by the ancient kingdoms of the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages.
The town's population has increased slowly, but significantly, during the last century in comparison to the neighbouring towns. This has mainly been due to the migration of people from other districts in the region.
The historic centre has significant cultural sites, such as the Cathedral of Santa María la Redonda (15th-18th centuries), whose baroque towers rise above the Market square. The current cathedral premises stand on the site of old circular Romanesque church. There are many churches in Logroño as Santa María de Palacio or San Bartolomé.
Logroño has also fine examples of civil architecture, such as the palaces of the Marquis of Legarda, Los Chapiteles or the Museum of La Rioja, located in the palace of Espartero, a baroque construction from the 18th century.
The avenues and squares of Logroño are also a good alternative for enjoying the atmosphere of the streets. The Paseo del Espolón is one of the emblematic centres of the city and the Market square a popular meeting place for its inhabitants.
La Rioja is synonymous with great Spanish wines. For decades, wines from La Rioja, protected by their own Designation of Origin standard, have been an obligatory reference throughout Spain and beyond.
The rich soil of La Rioja enables the preparation of some of the specialties which make up its recognized culinary tradition. Also, it was the Spanish food capital in 2012.
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