Alfaro, La Rioja
Alfaro is a town and municipality in La Rioja, northern Spain. Its population in January 2009 was 9,883 inhabitants, and its area is 194.23 km². It is known for the annual return and nesting of the 'Storks of Alfaro.'
View of Alfaro
Location within La Rioja.
|Autonomous community||La Rioja|
|• Total||194.23 km2 (74.99 sq mi)|
|Elevation||310 m (1,020 ft)|
|• Density||51/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CET)|
During ancient Roman times, Alfaro was a municipium known as Graccuris; named after Sempronius Gracchus.
- Collegiate of San Miguel Arcángel, Alfaro
- Church of Nuestra Señora del Burgo
- Plaza de Toros de Alfaro
Festival dates in Alfaro:
- Storks Day - during the first weekend in February
- San Isidro—Spring Festival - May 15
- San Roque—Summer Festival - August 14
- Holy Mary Burgo—September Festival - September 9