In the northeast of Spain, in the autonomous community of Aragon, we find Zaragoza , a province that is much more than its capital. And here you can enjoy numerous tourist, cultural, gastronomic and leisure attractions. For example, thanks to the fact that the Ebro river runs through it, it houses a very diverse landscape, highlighting the Dehesa de Moncayo Natural Park and the Bardenas World Biosphere Reserve. In the cultural field, we highlight the examples of Romanesque, Cistercian, Mudejar and Sephardic art.
So that you get to know Zaragoza a little better, today we are going to take a tour of some of its most beautiful towns . Of course, we apologize in advance for all those we have left in the pipeline. Would you like to join us?
You are of the Catholic King
We are going to start by talking about Sos del Rey Católico, which is located in the historic region of the Cinco Villas. It is the birthplace of Fernando II, King of Aragon known as Fernando el Católico . Its old town stands out, a Site of Cultural Interest, and, especially, the Town Hall, the Isidoro Gil de Jaz School, the medieval Longa, the Romanesque church, which is attached to the castle, the Palace of Sada and the Church of San Martín de Tours.
We also want to talk about Daroca, the capital of the Jiloca Valley. It is an old border town that surprises with its varied artistic and architectural panorama, which mixes Muslim and Christian styles. Its historic center is also declared a Site of Cultural Interest.
Anento could not be missing from this list, a small municipality in the south of the province, which is located at the bottom of a valley crowned by limestone, at the foot of what remains of its castle. Its garden is surprising, watered by the waters of the Aguallueve spring, as well as its houses, which are adorned with the colors of the landscape. You will love its streets with a marked medieval character.
Nor could Borja be absent, a town that has become famous for hosting Ecce Homo , that pictorial work that was nefariously restored by an octogenarian neighbor. Highlights its Castle and the walled enclosures, the Collegiate Church of Santa María, the Cave Wineries, the Consistorial Building and the Church of San Miguel, among many other monuments.
On the slopes of Moncayo we find Tarazona, an episcopal and Mudejar town that houses one of the most unique cathedrals in Aragon. It is also worth visiting the episcopal palace and the Magdalena church, as well as the polygonal bullring from the 18th century.
In the Ribera Alta del Ebro region we find the town of Alagón, which oozes history on all four sides. Its historic center, declared a Site of Cultural Interest, stands out, as well as the church of San Pedro Apóstol, the former convent of San Antonio, the church of San Antonio de Padua and the hermitage of Nuestra Señora del Castillo.
Another town that is worth visiting is Caspe, which is located in the Bajo Aragón-Caspe region. This place houses an important historical heritage , highlighting the deposits of cave paintings in Plano del Pulido. In addition, the heads of Sancharrancón, the remains of the city of Trabia, the Roman bridge of Masatrigos and the Mausoleum of Miralpeix attract attention.
Finally, we have to talk about Uncastillo, a unique monumental complex. Its urban center stands out, which houses an important historical and artistic legacy. Of course, we have to mention its castle-fortress , which preserves the Torre del Homenaje, originally from the 11th century, although it was renovated in the 16th century.
Recommended article: The most beautiful towns in Aragon