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Arnedo is 48 kilometres from Logroño. Although the town has ancient origins, it really began to grow at the beginning of the 20th century, thanks to local shoe production. The importance of this sector in the town is reflected at the Shoe Museum, where you can see tools and utensils used in traditional shoemaking. Nevertheless, the town's long history has also left interesting artistic heritage. Among the most outstanding buildings are: the medieval castle; Archbishop Argaiz's house/palace, built in 1658; the palace of the Baroness of Benasque, in Modernist style; Vico Monastery, where, legend has it, the Virgin Mary appeared to a Moorish leader in 1045.

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Will Hoskins08-Nov-2013 16:28
Beautiful view of the church, town and mountains. I hope you're getting some of that wonderful Rioja wine. V
Walter O. Koenig08-Nov-2013 16:24
Very interesting looking church. Nice view over the town. "V"
Tom LeRoy08-Nov-2013 15:28
Excellent POV and view over the town! V
Knox O08-Nov-2013 14:51
a great view of this place
Daniel Lamothe08-Nov-2013 13:57
Very well captured! V
Char08-Nov-2013 13:42
Excellent capture from the long range to the short range view, Jose. Interesting information. \/
Mary Hamilton08-Nov-2013 13:02
Fascinating history lesson, and wonderful photo!
Zoltán Balogh08-Nov-2013 12:40
Wow Jose, fabulous... V
Stephanie08-Nov-2013 12:36
A beautiful view of the town and monastery! Looks like a layer of pretty fog in the background! :) V
Neal Nye08-Nov-2013 12:06
A charming view of this interesting city.
marie-jose wolff08-Nov-2013 11:06
the church fits into the town,
a beautiful view of the city! V
Yvonne08-Nov-2013 10:40
A magnificent view from there Jose, very interesting to read the history! v
Martin Lamoon08-Nov-2013 09:39
Great history and view from this hilltop.
laine08-Nov-2013 07:18
I like how the buildings are clustered together despite having a lot of open area surrounding the town...a great history too.
MummaDragon08-Nov-2013 07:13
That must have shocked the Moorish leader, to have seen the Virgin. What is interesting is that he didn't see Fatima, which I would have thought more appropriate. Did he instantly convert to Christianity? I always like these historical snippets.
Gerard Koehl08-Nov-2013 05:36
Superbe vue. V
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