Attractions

Top Choice Palace in Zaragoza

Aljafería

The Aljafería is Spain's finest Islamic-era edifice outside Andalucía. Built as a pleasure palace for Zaragoza's Islamic rulers in the 11th century, it underwent its first alterations in 1118 when the city passed in…
Top Choice Monastery in Santa Cruz de la Serós

Monasterio de San Juan de la Peña

San Juan de la Peña is a religious complex comprising of two monasteries. A fire in 1675 led the monks to abandon the original 10th century Monasterio Viejo and build a new one, the Monasterio Nuevo, in brick furthe…
Top Choice Museum in Teruel

Fundación Amantes

Teruel's finest sight offers various ticket options, but the full-on four-part guided tour of the mausoleum, church, tower and cloister/garden is well worth it. You'll begin in the somewhat curious Mausoleo de los A…
Top Choice Museum in Zaragoza

Museo Goya – Colección Ibercaja

Outside of Madrid’s Museo del Prado, this excellent museum contains what is arguably, the best exposé of the work of one of Spain’s most revered artists. The place is exceedingly well laid-out with each of its three…
Top Choice Museum in Zaragoza

Museo del Teatro de Caesaraugusta

The finest in the quartet of Zaragoza's Roman museums was discovered during the excavation of a building site in 1972. The crumbling but precious theatre once seated 6000 spectators, and great efforts have been made…
Top Choice Museum in Jaca

Museo Diocesano

Jaca’s excellent Museo Diocesano (accessed from the cathedral) is a kind of mini version of Barcelona’s Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. Its speciality (and highlight) is a set of 11th century religious murals res…
Top Choice Church in Zaragoza

Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar

Brace yourself for this great baroque cavern of Catholicism. The faithful believe that it was here on 2 January AD 40 that Santiago saw the Virgin Mary descend atop a marble pilar (pillar). A chapel was built around…
Top Choice Cathedral in Teruel

Catedral de Santa María de Mediavilla

Teruel's cathedral is a rich example of the Mudéjar imagination at work with its kaleidoscopic brickwork and colourful ceramic tiles. The superb 13th-century bell tower has hints of the Romanesque in its detail. Ins…
Castle in Loarre

Castillo de Loarre

This evocative castle broods above the southern plains across which Islamic raiders once rode. Raised in the 11th century by Sancho III of Navarra and Sancho Ramírez of Aragón, its resemblance to a crusader castle h…
Church in Huesca

Iglesia de San Pedro El Viejo

The church of San Pedro is one of the oldest and most important Romanesque structures in Spain, dating from the early 1100s. It's particularly noted for its hexagonal tower, open cloister adorned with 38 beautifully…