First of all, you should know that Labastida is located in the south-east corner of the Basque Country and Alava, in the Rioja Alavesa region. Getting here is not a problem: if you are coming from any of the Basque capitals, take N-I and A-124 roads, or else the A-68 toll motorway. Or, if you are coming from Haro, take A-3202. You can also arrive by train, which will leave you in Haro, the capital of Rioja Alta, which is just five kilometres away. If you haven't got a car, don't worry; there are regular bus connections with Vitoria-Gasteiz, Bilbao and Logroño.
Labastida is not a large municipality. It is comprised of the following two clusters: Labastida and Salinillas de Buradón. Although Labastida is small, its population increases considerably during summer and Holy Week, since this is a favourite holiday destination in the Basque Country.
What is there to see and do in Labastida? There's a lot to see: for example, there are two churches dating back to the 13th and 17th centuries, two old quarters that are replete with aristocratic palaces, walls and arches, which once served as the gateways to the town. Then there are the medieval tombs of Remé lluri. However, these are not our most prized monuments, since the wine that fills the casks in our wineries is the heritage that treasure the most. This area, which is known as the Land of Fine Wines, has produced world-renown wines. Thanks to the Ebro River and the microclimate of Rioja Alavesa, the vineyards of this region yield high-quality wines, which are elaborated in accordance with age-old traditions. It was here, after all, that the "grandfather" of Rioja winemaking, Manuel Quintano, was born.
Apart from this, Labastida has many other things to mention, such as, restaurants that suit all tastes, cave winepresses (there are 12 that have been recovered and indicated, see it on the TOURISM section's winepresses), fountains, houses with coat of arms, thematic swimming pools , and, among others, The Saint Gines Park. Thus, Labastida is a unique place where you will enjoy an unforgettable trip.
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