Thursday, 29 September 2011

Laguardia ARABARRI Draft Town Text (dmb)


Laguardia to the south of Vitoria-Gasteiz in the Basque County of Alava/Araba,
stands proud on its hilltop in the rolling plain of the Rioja Alavesa; it has carefully conserved town walls, richly preserved streets and bodegas as a wine and olive town, which from medieval times has traded with the coast of the Basque country. Its treasure is the brightly painted medieval porch of the church St Maria de los Reyos.
Now conservation and planning is managed by ARABARRI
Wikipedia link (Spanish)
Baedeker 1913 Spain and Portugal p.213 described as "famous for its silk"
Source Diputation Foral de Alava (1999) See and Discover ALAVA: guide for Visit,Vitoria- Gasteiz pp. 58, 350-2
Photos from dmb visits 2006 and 2011