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What to see in Azofra

Azofra ©Panoramio / Carlos Sieiro del Nido

Azofra ©Panoramio / Carlos Sieiro del Nido

Along their urban route through Azofra the pilgrims will walk past old houses with coats of arms, a symbol of its past. Both the Calle Mayor and the Calle Real, authentic pilgrim paths, lead the pilgrims to the parish church, dedicated to Our Lady of the Angels and is situated on a promontory.

Built in the XVII and XVIII century it has a carving of Santiago the Pilgrim. On exiting the enclave the pilgrims will arrive to the small and half-hidden Fountain of pilgrims, immediately after the route leads them to Rollo de Azofra, XVI century.   A symbol of justice, such monuments originate from the Middle Ages, a period in which small villages were converted into important urban enclaves and consequently needed there own justice instruments. On this occasion, the sword of the Rollo deters potential offenders from committing a crime.  

Visit the botanical garden Pilgrims who arrive at an early hour to Azofra and want to make good use of their remaining time can travel to the nearby Botanic Gardens of La Rioja.

This centre of about 40,000 square meters, is interesting, beyond that of its diversity of flowers, it has turned its paths into natural grass and herb tracks and allows the pilgrims to visit the garden barefoot. If the pilgrims call the garden centre before their visit, they will collect them from the municipal shelter and take them to the garden without charge. The return journey, however, is not free. Open Monday to Sunday from 10.00 to 14.00 and, from the 15th of April to the 15th of September they open Monday to Friday from 17.00 to 20.00. The adult tickets cost 4.50 euros. For more information see their website.


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