Aragón in 7 days
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Do you have a week? Aragón has a lot to offer you. Go from north to south: the breathtaking beauty of the Pyrenees, two-thousand-year-old Zaragoza or fairytale towns such as Albarracín or Alquézar.
- Locations to visit
- Kilometers for unforgettable landscapes
- National Heritage Monuments
Day 1 San Juan de la Peña and Canfranc
We start the route in Jaca, in the Aragonese Pyrenees. The first visit is to the Monastery of San Juan de la Peña pantheon of the Kings of Aragon and jewel of Romanesque excavated in the rock. A few kilometers away is Santa Cruz de la Serós. Very close, we go up the Camino de Santiago through the valley of the Aragón River, and almost on the border with France, we can contemplate the amazing Canfranc International Station. Back in Jaca, we can walk through the city, contemplate its Cathedral and the Citadel. We must rest, since tomorrow we will have to walk.
Monastery San Juan de la Peña
Cradle to the Kingdom of Aragón and origin of misterious legends. San Juan de la Peña monastery, built under a…
Canfranc Train Station
Surprisingly elegant, it was inaugurated in 1928 by King Alfonso XIII, and is a very beautiful example of industrial architecture…
It is vivacious joining together modernity, tradition, history, wonderful landscapes and a unique cultural heritage
Day 2 Valley of Ordesa and Aínsa
One hour from Jaca is Torla, a charming typical Pyrenean village located at the gates of the National Park of Ordesa and Monte Perdido. The valley of Ordesa is the soul of the park. Walking these trails is an experience that will remain in your memory forever. We recommend the one that takes you to the Cola de Caballo waterfall, since to its beauty an easiness is added to make it suitable for all audiences.
From Torla, in little more than an hour and crossing beautiful mountain roads, you will arrive at the town of Aínsa, in which old quarter time seems to have stopped in the Middle Ages.
Day 3 Alquézar and sierra de Guara
Reaching the medieval village of Alquézar from Torla will take you just over an hour. Its hamlet invites you to go back in time through a relaxing tour through its narrow cobblestone streets and most emblematic corners. It extends at the feet of a castle of Islamic origin, converted into a collegiate church after the Christian reconquest.
As part of the Natural Park of the Sierra and Canyons of Guara, Alquézar is also an ideal destination to enjoy nature, adventure sports (canyoning, climbing, hiking ...) and rock art. If you want to discover the beautiful corners of the Vero River as it passes through the town, you can walk the simple route of the footbridges of Alquézar. And if you like wine, do not forget to visit one of the wineries of the Somontano Wine Route.
Declared Historic Artistic Heritage, the village of Alquézar invites you to step back in time through a relaxing promenade along…
Guara Ranging Mountains
Sierra de Guara is the largest protected natural space in Aragón. The ravines, located in spectacularly beautiful spots with wild…
A thrilling sport where amazing landscapes can be enjoyed while practicing it. You will solve difficulties arising in the narrowest…
Vero River Cultural Park
Culture, sport and nature melt each other to create a unique space offering a wide range of spare time options:…
Somontano’s Wine Route
It is a transition land between Ebro valley and the Pyrenees which offers a good climate for vineyards, so grapes…
Day 4 Huesca and castle of Loarre
A little more than 30 kilometers north of Huesca rises a majestic medieval fortress that will leave you amazed: the castle of Loarre. Considered the best preserved Romanesque fortress in Europe, it defended the border line of the Kingdom of Aragon. It was built in the eleventh century, being first a royal palace, later a monastery and, currently, a stage for films.
If you fancy a bit of adventure, you're in the right place. The Kingdom of Mallos is a territory crossed by rivers of whitewater where you can practice rafting with the help of the numerous active tourism companies existing in the area.
It is the best place for promenades, slow living and kind people. Walk along the old town as much as…
Castle of Loarre
The astonishing wall around it and the eleven towers will welcome you. Built during the 11th century, it was first…
Kingdom of ‘los Mallos’
A medieval castle fit for movies. White water rivers, a Paradise for climbers. And really tasty cakes
A pneumatic boat and an oar-team eager to have a great time, those are the ingredients for a rafting journey
Day 5 Zaragoza
Capital of Aragón. Zaragoza is a bimillennial city in which Romans, Muslims, Jews and Christians left their mark. The list of monuments that awaits you to see is endless. The Basilica del Pilar, symbol of the city par excellence, the Cathedral of El Salvador, better known as La Seo, and the palace of the Aljafería, are must-sees.
In the historic center the old Roman city was established. You will find your vestiges, now converted into museums: The Forum, the public hot springs, the fluvial port and the theater make up the Caesaraugusta Route. And if you want to follow the trail of the great Goya, visit the Museum of Zaragoza, in the central Plaza de los Sitios, or the Ibercaja Camón Aznar Museum, where the great series of his engravings are exhibited.
Day 6 Monastery of Piedra
The Monastery of Piedra is a haven of peace, an unusual garden where waterfalls, lakes and abundant vegetation reign around a magnificent Cistercian monastery. Art and nature come together a few kilometers from Calatayud, in an enclave that conquers all who visit it. Dedicate at least one morning to walk calmly the natural spot and visit the different rooms of the monastery. On the way to Teruel, you will pass through Daroca, one of the most beautiful cities in Aragón. If you visit this area during the winter, be sure to visit the lagoon of Gallocanta, a true paradise of ornithology in which every year thousands of cranes make a stop on their migratory trips.
Monastery of Piedra
While flowing down, Piedra river forms across Nuévalos a natural scenery around a monastery founded by Cistercian monks in 12th…
The fourth largest town in Aragón, in the middle of a fertile garden and orchard area, it has a privileged…
Watched by the remains of an ancient castle, Daroca stands up, one of the most beautiful towns in Aragón
This beautiful enclave is famous for being a real paradise for birds. Every Winter, it is the chosen location by…
Day 7 Teruel and Albarracín
Cozy and beautiful, very beautiful. This is the most romantic city in Aragon, capital of Mudejar and dinosaurs. Teruel has a clear medieval flavor. You will realize when walking through its streets and discover the impressive Mudejar legacy that the city retains. You cannot miss the Mausoleum of the Lovers of Teruel and the theme park of the dinosaurs: Dinópolis.
In little more than half an hour you will reach one of the most beautiful villages in Spain: Albarracín, a unique place. Its charm is, above all, in its reddish color and in the medieval layout of its urban center, steep streets, stairways and passageways. Do not miss the Protected Landscape of the Pine Forests of Rodeno, located a few kilometers away. The Albarracín Cultural Park stand as a remarkable geological, paleontological and archaeological heritage.
Welcome to the city of ‘Mudejar’ art, the Lovers and the vivacious ‘Vaquilla’ (Little cow) celebrations
Albarracín is a unique place. Taking promenades along this town, walking along the city wall and stepping into its monuments…
Albarracín Cultural Park
The centre of the Park is the widely known town Albarracín, located on a ridge, from where the lord’s lands…