Marcus Travel Journal

2024 - Aragon, Spain

Tarazona, Aragon, Spain

Spain

The autonomous community of Aragon has three provinces: Huesca Zaragoza Teruel

Aragon

Plaza Santa Ana in Madrid

The autonomous community of Aragon has three provinces: 

  • Huesca
  • Zaragoza
  • Teruel

 Places being considered to visit include:

  • Calatayud: A historic town with a rich cultural heritage, located approximately 58 minutes away from Zaragoza
  • Huesca: A picturesque town with a charming old quarter, located approximately 52 minutes away from Zaragoza
  • Daroca: A medieval town with a well-preserved historic center, located approximately 72 kilometers southwest of Zaragoza
  • Paracuellos de Jiloca: A small town with a beautiful church and a castle, located approximately 70 kilometers southwest of Zaragoza.
  • Ablitas: A small town with a beautiful church and a castle, located approximately 70 kilometers northwest of Zaragoza
  • Tudela: A town with a rich history and a vibrant cultural scene, located approximately 70 kilometers northwest of Zaragoza
  • Santa Eulalia de Gallego: A picturesque town with a beautiful church and a castle, located approximately 71 kilometers north of Zaragoza
  • Ayerbe: A small town with a rich history and a beautiful old quarter, located approximately 71 kilometers north of Zaragoza
  • Loporzano: A small town with a beautiful church and a castle, located approximately 69 kilometers northeast of Zaragoza

 Zaragoza

Zaragoza

Zaragoza is the capital of the autonomous community of Aragon.  The city has over 2,000 years of history.

Zaragosa has two cathedrals, a fortfifiede islamic palace in the city centre, monumental remains of the Roman Caesar Augusta, Renaissance-style palace houses.  

Cathedral of San Salvado - built in the 12th Century. Built to face north instead of east, as was the tradition of the time, so as not to coincide with the direction of Muslim prayers towards Mecca. The Cathedral also contains elements of Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance and Baroque styles.

 Nuestra Señora del Pilar Basilica. Built between the 17th and 18th centuries. Inside there is the Santa Capilla, work of Ventura Rodríguez where an image of the Virgen del Pilar can be found.Along with the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, the Basílica del Pilar is one of the most important spiritual destinations in Spain. 

Third Millennium Bridge -  This is the largest concrete tied-arch bridge in the world, and has an arch span of 216 metres. The deck is 279 m long, 43 wide and weighs 24,000 tons, and has six lanes for road traffic, two bike lanes, and two glass-enclosed walkways to protect pedestrian from bad weather.

Cinco Villas - North of the city of Zaragoza, history and nature await you in the centuries-old Cinco Villas. Its spectacular countryside and cobblestoned villages offer you the chance to explore a fascinating region..

Scenic Drives 

  • Monasterio de Piedra: through a lush parkland and along the banks of the Piedra River, located approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes away from Zaragoza
  • Aguarales de Valpalmas: through a beautiful natural reserve with stunning rock formations, located approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes away from Zaragoza
  • Barranco de la Hoz Seca: a picturesque canyon with stunning rock formations, located approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes away from Zaragoza
  • Castillo de Mesones de Isuela: stunning views of the castle, located approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes away from Zaragoza
  • Reserva Natural de Los Galachos de La Alfranca: stunning views of the Ebro River, located approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes away from Zaragoza.

Bardenas Reales Nature Reserve

Bardenas Reales Nature Reserve, Spain

The "semi-desert" of La Ribera.

To the south-east of Navarre, the 41,845 hectares unfold that make up this Nature Park, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in the year 2000, and which includes three Nature Reserves.

Where is it.

Zaragoza (Aragón): Ejea de los Caballeros Sádaba Tauste Navarre (Autonomous Community of Navarre): Arguedas Buñuel Cabanillas Cadreita Carcastillo Fustiñana Tudela Valtierra

 Tarazona

 Tarazona is the fourth city in the Zaragoza region. It is situated at the foot of the Moncayo mountain and at a crossroads of Aragón, Navarre, Castilla y Leon and La Rioja.

Tarazona is an episcopal and Mudejar city. Its cathedral is one of the most unusual of the nine in Aragón, since added to the original Gothic structure are Mudejar towers and a dome base, as well as a Renaissance façade. Some distance from the cathedral are the Episcopal Palace and the church of La Magdalena. Tarazona also has a polygonal bullring from the 18th century formed by houses which are still lived in today. 

Also well-established is its international photography cours.

  • Tarazona Cathedral 
  • Old Tarazona bullring 
  • Parish Church of La Magdalena 

 

 

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