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Join us in uncovering the fascinating history of Najera! Discover this quaint town that was once the powerful capital of the Najera-Pamplona kingdom, ruled by charismatic kings. Don't miss out!
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5:30 PM
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Nájera, a historic town in northern Spain's La Rioja region, is renowned for its

Nájera is a picturesque town located in the La Rioja region of northern Spain. Nestled along the banks of the Najerilla River, Nájera boasts a rich history that dates back to Roman times. Its historical significance is highlighted by its role as a former capital of the Kingdom of Nájera-Pamplona during the 10th and 11th centuries.

One of the town's most iconic landmarks is the Monastery of Santa María la Real, founded in 1052 by King García Sánchez III. This stunning monastery, with its blend of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architectural styles, houses the Royal Pantheon, the burial place of numerous kings and queens of Navarre.

Nájera is also a key stop on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route, attracting thousands of pilgrims each year. Its charming old town features narrow, winding streets lined with traditional Spanish houses, quaint shops, and cozy cafés. The town's vibrant cultural scene includes festivals such as the Fiesta de San Juan, which celebrates local traditions with music, dance, and fireworks.

Surrounded by rolling vineyards and lush landscapes, Nájera offers visitors a blend of historical intrigue, spiritual significance, and natural beauty, making it a captivating destination for travelers exploring La Rioja.

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