12 October, 2016

Social Activities

Wednesday 21st June


Due to the forecast of high temperatures (38ºC at 17h), the walk across the parks from the University to Bodegas Franco-Españolas has been canceled.

A Bus will departure at 16:00 from the hall of the Edificio Politécnico (Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales) to “Fuente de Murrieta” point (close to the Hotels). 

Next, a Bus will departure at 17:15 from the same point (’Fuente de Murrieta’) to “Bodegas Franco Españolas” Winery.

All participants of HAIS 2017 are invited to discover Logroño walking from the University of La Rioja to Bodegas Franco-Españolas, across the parks and close to the Ebro River.

Puente de Piedra

In the first activity of the day, assistants will visit Bodegas Franco-Españolas. This winery was founded in 1890, when the French came to the region in the search of replacement vineyards due to the phylloxera plague which destroyed a high percentage of vineyards in France. With its exceptional location on the banks of the Ebro River, the winery has witnessed the history of Logroño. Over its 125-year history, it has received many distinguished visitors, such as Hemingway and King Alfonso XIII.

Under the ownership of the Eguizábal Family since 1983, the winery is currently engaged in many new projects and has established itself as a leader in the field of wine tourism, with a wide range of events and cultural activities. At the end of the visit, assistants will taste different types of wines of this winery.


After this activity, assistants will cross the Ebro River to discover the history of the city with a guided tour around the most emblematic sites in the town.

Finally, the day will finish in the “pintxos route”, tasting the excellent tapas and wines that more than 50 pintxo bars have to offer. They are all located within a few streets, close to the historic city center: Calle Laurel, Travesía del Laurel, Calle San Juan, and Calle San Agustín.




Thursday 22nd June

Departure: bus at 16:00 from the entrance of Edificio Politécnico

This day, the participants of the conference will visit the Yuso monastery in San Millán de la Cogolla. This beautiful monastery was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997, and it is considered one of the most important birthplaces of the Spanish and Basque languages.

Thus, in this monastery, the “Glosas Emilianenses” are stored, which are comments written in the margin of books in medieval form of Hispanic Romance and Basque languages.


After this activity, we will visit “Bodegas David Moreno”, located in Badarán, in the Cárdenas river valley. At the conclusion of the visit, we will enjoy different wines of this winery.



Gala Dinner

Departure: bus at 21:00 from ‘Fuente de Murrieta’

Restaurant address: C/ Pradoviejo 66, Logroño, La Rioja

At the end of the day, the Gala Dinner will take place at Delicatto, an excellent and beautiful restaurant in the West of Logroño.





Images courtesy of La Rioja Turismo, Bodegas Franco Españolas, Calle Laurel & Restaurante Delicatto