Baños de Río Tobía

Baños de Río Tobía is a village of La Rioja, in Spain. Located near the Najerilla river, in 2021 it had a population of 1,583 inhabitants. Its Chorizo, wood and plywood industry is notable.

Baños de Río Tobía
Town Hall of Baños de Río Tobía
Town Hall of Baños de Río Tobía
Flag of Baños de Río Tobía
Coat of arms of Baños de Río Tobía
Baños de Río Tobía is located in La Rioja, Spain
Baños de Río Tobía
Baños de Río Tobía
Location of Baños de Río Tobía within La Rioja
Baños de Río Tobía is located in Spain
Baños de Río Tobía
Baños de Río Tobía
Baños de Río Tobía (Spain)
Coordinates: 42°20′6″N 2°45′39″W / 42.33500°N 2.76083°W / 42.33500; -2.76083Coordinates: 42°20′6″N 2°45′39″W / 42.33500°N 2.76083°W / 42.33500; -2.76083
Country Spain
Autonomous community La Rioja
ComarcaAnguiano
Government
 • MayorDavid Villoslada (PSOE)
Area
 • Land17.59 km2 (6.79 sq mi)
Elevation
574 m (1,883 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total1,583
 • Density90.96/km2 (235.6/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Bañejos
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
26320
WebsiteOfficial website

Places of InterestEdit

  • Town Hall: 16th century.
  • Salazar´s Palace: 17th century.
  • Church of Saint Pelagius: 16th century.
  • Hermitage of the Rosary: 17th century.
  • Hermitage of the Virgin of Los Parrales. South of the town center.

Feasts and festivalsEdit

Its main festivals are held from September 20 to 24, in honor of San Mateo and La Virgen de Los Parrales. On the Sunday before September 21, the Chorizo Festival is celebrated, during which chorizo is distributed among the thousands of attendees and the pig is slaughtered in its traditional way. In February, the "quintos" celebrate their party.

MayorsEdit

List of mayors since the democratic elections of 1979
Term Name of Mayor Political Party
1979–1983 Simón García Ceña Independent
1983–1987 Juan José Altuzarra Arenzana Independent
1987–1991 Juan José Altuzarra Arenzana UCD
1991–1995 Juan José Altuzarra Arenzana UCD
1995–1999 Esteban Ignacio Martínez Cornejo PP
1999–2003 Esteban Ignacio Martínez Cornejo PP
2003–2007 Jesús Clemente García González PSOE
2007–2011 Jesús Clemente García González PSOE
2011–2015 Fulgencio Francisco Fernández Pablo PP
2015–2019 David Villoslada García PSOE
2019– David Villoslada García PSOE

Notable peopleEdit

SportsEdit

Baños de Río Tobía has a soccer team, the Club Deportivo Bañuelos, founded in 1982, this club competes in Regional Preferente de Rioja. They dress in full red, with white details. The CD Bañuelos played 2 seasons in the Tercera División.

Annually, on the last Saturday of April, there is a night walk of about 63 km (39 miles) that goes from Logroño to the Monastery of Nuestra Señora de Valvanera, this night walk is known as La Valvanerada. The town collaborates in its organization by distributing supplies with a chocolate bar and carrying out controls. An amateur Mano pelota championship takes place during the summer, bringing together numerous competitors from different categories. "The day of the bicycle" is another sports activity, organized in June, a march takes place around the town, attended by a good part of its inhabitants.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.

External linksEdit