Visiting wineries in the town of La Guardia becomes something special thanks to the fact that it is a walled town that was once an important watchtower, but today it welcomes you with open arms and an excellent range of food and wine. The medieval town of Laguardia is the capital of Rioja Alavesa. The fortified churches of San Juan Bautista and Santa María de los Reyes, whose entrance porch was polychromed by Juan Francisco de Rivera in the 17th century, are waiting for you there. The streets of Laguardia are full of splendid medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical buildings. Among them, the Casa de la Primicia stands out; from the 14th century, it’s the oldest civil building in the town.