vrijdag 20 mei 2011

Hotel Viura, Spain

Just very cool hotel in the Spanish rioja country.... sounds like the perfect getaway!

The Hotel Viura was designed as a series of whimsically superimposed concrete cubes, one on top of the other, that seem to rurge forcefully from the centre of the earth, punctuated by French windows that flood the rooms with views of the relaxing scenery. The interior is linked to the exterior landscape in such a wonderful architectural design.

The name of Viura was taken since it was the most widely planted white grape variety in Rioja. Rioja Alavesa is a wine region in Spain, where the Hotel Viura located. The Hotel Viura which was designed by the Spanish design firm Designhouses is a mix of the old world charms of Spanish wineries and ultramodern architecture. The hotel is built in the middle of the traditional village, and has wonderful terraces on the top floor with panoramic views of the San Andrés Church, built between 1538 and 1728, and of all the mountains of the Sierra de Cantabria. 

Situated in Villabuena de Álava in the Rioja Alavesa, Viura is perfect as a base for discovering La Rioja. Only 20 minutes away from Logroño and from Haro and 10 minutes from such emblematic wine cellars as Ysios and Marqués de Riscal. 

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