Logroño its history and heritage
Perhaps the best way to discover the history and heritage of Logroño is to take a quiet stroll to discover the importance and transcend of the Way of St. James (Camino de Santiago) over its development along the centuries, or to evoke the siege of the French troops of General Asparrot on the city in 1521.
Mount Cantabria, with its archaeological remains from the 2nd century B.C., is an unbeatable viewpoint over the city. From the top, you can see the towers of the churches. The church of San Bartolomé (13th century), originally attached to the ancient wall that has now disappeared in this part of the city, stands out for its façade, an extraordinary example of Gothic sculpture. Also, the extraordinary tower of the Imperial Church of Santa Maria de Palacio, a 13th century Gothic spire, structured in the shape of an eight-sided arrow. Inside, the main altarpiece, which bears the signature of Arnao de Bruxelles, stands out. And the towers – known as the twin towers – of the Concatedral de La Redonda (La Redonda Cathedral), which enhance the Plaza del Mercado (Market Square). And, of course, the tower of Santiago, whose façade features a large sculpture of the apostle.
Already, on the ground, the wall, the Gate and the Cube of the Revellin (El Cubo del Revellin )outline the city of the 16th century, the one that suffered the siege of the French army in 1521 and the one that was rewarded for its victory by Charles V with the construction of a fortress of cylindrical struc