BRIEVA DE CAMEROS
TRANSHUMANCE REFERENCE IN LA RIOJA
63km away from Logroño, Brieva is the closest village to the capital in Alto Najerilla, the first one in Las Siete Villas. It is connected by road to the valley of Iregua across the pass of Peña Hincada.
CANALES DE LA SIERRA
THE VESTIGES OF A ROMAN POPULATION
84km away from Logroño and at the foot of Sierra de la Demanda, the emblazoned houses and ashlar monuments in this village warn us of its splendorous, chivalrous past. Several bridges link its two districts over the waters or the river Najerilla.
MANSILLA DE LA SIERRA
THE OLD MANSILLA COVERED BY THE RESERVOIR WATERS
72km away from Logroño and 950m high in the mountain, Mansilla de la Sierra is located in the subregion of Alto Najerilla. With an area of 121.2 km2, its terrain includes the hamlet of Tabladas besides the village. All that is left from Mansilla’s old town is the chapel of Santa Catalina.
VENTROSA DE LA SIERRA
AN HISTORIC PAST OF THE XVII AND XVIII CENTURIES
74kms away from Logroño and 1003m high, in the subregion of Alto Valle del Najerilla, it encompasses an area of 72,84km2. The rivers Najerilla and Ventrosa go through the town, which also presents a steep topography, with peaks as high as the Cuervo.
AMONG THE CANALES AND NEILA RIVERS
The rivers Canales and Neila meet together at the heart of Villavelayo. This structures its urban core in two districts, whose streets meet at Plaza Mayor, a point of reference for the visitor.
VINIEGRA DE ABAJO
REMNANTS OF THE INDIANOS
There are many remnants of the indianos in this beautiful village 70km away from Logroño. The stately homes, by the road, make a nice contrast with the masonry buildings of the stockbreeders, simpler but just as beautiful.
VINIEGRA DE ARRIBA
CONSERVATION, HISTORY AND PAST ROMAN
69km away from Logroño, Viniegra de Arriba is at 1189m highest of these seven villages. Two rivers flow across the town: the Ormazal and the Castejón. It is one of the villages that has preserved best its popular architecture, its stone-paved streets and the charm of such a small town, with cows and sheep wandering in the streets.