ⓘ Haro, La Rioja

Haro, La Rioja

ⓘ Haro, La Rioja

Haro is a town and municipality in the northwest of La Rioja province in northern Spain. It is known for its fine red wine and every year the Haro Wine Festival is held where locals hold a wine battle.

It has an important architectural heritage, including the main entrancence plateresque Santo tomás Church, the work of Felipe Vigarny, numerous palaces and the Old town, which was declared a historic-artistic site in 1975.

In addition to its role as home to many of the great wineries in Rioja, one of harosh other claim to fame is that it was the first city in Spain with electric street lighting.