The man from Logroño who (almost) made it to the Moon

Rey Pastor. Fuente de los riojanos ilustres.
Fifty years after his death, we follow the great mathematician Julio Rey Pastor through the streets of the city where he was born.

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Fifty years after his death, we follow the great mathematician Julio Rey Pastor through the streets of the city where he was born.
The site of Mount Cantabria is still bursting of enigmas to be solved, touches of Logroño’s history that survive between myth and truth.
A large mural on the gutter between Laruel and Bretón de los Herreros streets is a well-deserved tribute to the writer and activist María de la O Lejárraga, one of the most unknown and fascinating characters of La Rioja.
Because of its history, nature, diversity, accessibility and, why not, its size, Logroño and the surrounding area is the perfect destination to enjoy a few days with your family.
Like any stop on the Camino, the capital of La Rioja has churches that are full of interest. Today we would like to take you on a tour of the city’s historic centre through its five best-known churches.
Even before it was founded, the capital of La Rioja was a place of passage where history has stopped on more than one occasion.
Logroño has a varied hotel offer with more than 2,000 beds. Hotels of all categories that offer the highest quality, both in their facilities and in their services.
Logroño is an ideal city for MICE tourism, with good facilities for organising congresses and an endless number of options to strengthen business links and improve team-building: from team wine tastings to excursions through the vineyards of La Rioja, as well as cultural visits and unique experiences that cannot be experienced anywhere else.
The capital of La Rioja is one of the cities in Spain with the most green areas per inhabitant, a fact that is a source of pride and a source of well-being in equal measure.
The capital of La Rioja is more than just a setting for wine tastings, it is not just a place where you can enjoy one of the most renowned Spanish designations of origin: it is an Oenopolis, a city that lives by and for wine.
As is the case with any city that stands on a river, in Logroño there are lots of opportunities to enjoy both green areas and monuments, starting with the bridges themselves that allow you to cross from one side of the Ebro to the other. Each has its own story, its past and its future intertwined with each of its arches.
Logroño won the “Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year” award granted by the International Association of Golf Travel Writers in 2019.
Whether Michelin starred or a little more humble, with a cosmopolitan approach or focused on showcasing tradition, Logroño’s restaurants offer flavours with their roots in quality produce and wine culture. Because it’s not just about tapas if you want to make the evening last longer sipping a good wine and enjoying after-dinner conversation.
Logroño is synonymous with wine, but not to look beyond this would be to miss out on the wealth of fresh and processed products that only La Rioja has to offer. The market gardens on the banks of the Ebro give us a variety of top-quality agricultural products which, together with wine, oil and other products, give this first-rate food and wine destination it’s identity.  
A variety of delicacies that the kitchens of the restaurants, from the most modern to the most traditional, prepare for you.
it is time to explore Logroño! Logroño has historically been a crossroads, in the past for pilgrim and trade routes, and in the present day for major roads.
The siege of Logroño and the subsequent defeat of the Franco-Navarrese army by the local people forms part of the romantic myth of the city.
The city of Logroño is making its commitment to the environment and to sustainability very clear by joining the European Green City Agreement.
Logroño as Oenopolis combines wine tourism with cultural and natural attractions.
Tapas can be a simple entertainment or a mini explosion of flavour and texture. And Logroño is the perfect place to enjoy such pleasures!
Welcome to Logroño where, as the song says: “And nobody in Logroño feels like a foreigner”.
The Revellín Cube and the Puerta del Camino (Way of St James Gateway), decorated with the arms of Carlos V and the city’s, are the only vestiges of the walls that fortified the city of Logroño and whose demolition began in 1861.
One thing that’s obvious is that Logroño is linked to wine culture. But let’s interpret “culture” in the broad sense, because then we will see many different Logroños, all focused on the vine.