General view of Samaniego


Tourism destinations


Located in the historical territory of Alava, Samaniego is placed at the foot of the Toloño range and belongs to Cuadrilla de Laguardia, very close to La Rioja. It is one of the 15 municipalities forming the Cuadrilla de Laguardia-Rioja Alavesa.


It is another compulsory stop in the well-known route of wine of Rioja Alavesa. Wineries and vine trees draw the typical landscape of this land. Willing to taste the great vintages, we enter into the numerous wineries of the village, and, thus, we will get to know all the culture involving wine.


Walking through the streets of impeccable look, we will notice the church of Asunción, a fortress in its origin, in the 15th century. It has a Baroque facade and a Churrigueresque altarpiece inside. Likewise, it is worth visiting the Samaniego Palace, an ancestral house of the 17th century converted into a hotel. Outside the village, we can visit the hermitage of the Virgen del Valle.


Easter in Samaniego


All the year is good for a visit to Samaniego, but Easter may be the better time because we will have the opportunity to get to know one of the oldest customs in Samaniego: the Burning of Judas, where a boy doll is burnt with the aim of scaring bad spirits away on Resurrection Sunday. This is a tradition with strong support worth getting to know.

Information of interest

Surface area
81.10 Km
No. of inhabitants