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Top Choice Church in Zaragoza

Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar

Brace yourself for this great baroque cavern of Catholicism. The faithful believe that here on 2 January AD 40 the Virgin Mary appeared to Santiago (St James the Apostle) atop a pillar (pilar) of jasper, and left th…
Top Choice Monastery in Santa Cruz de la Serós

Monasterio de San Juan de la Peña

The two monasteries of San Juan de la Peña sit high on the rocky Sierra de la Peña above Santa Cruz de la Serós village. A fire in 1675 led the monks to abandon the original 10th-century Monasterio Viejo and build a…
Top Choice Palace in Zaragoza

Aljafería

The Aljafería is Spain's finest Islamic-era edifice outside Andalucía. Built as a fortified palace for Zaragoza's Islamic rulers in the 11th century, it underwent various alterations after 1118 when Zaragoza passed …
Top Choice Museum in Teruel

Fundación Amantes

Teruel's most popular and interesting attraction pulls out the stops on the city's famous legend of the lovers (amantes) Isabel de Segura and Juan Diego Mártinez de Marcilla. The lovers' mausoleum sits in a side-cha…
Top Choice Museum in Zaragoza

Museo Goya – Colección Ibercaja

Apart from Madrid’s Museo del Prado, this exceedingly well laid-out museum contains arguably the best exposé of the work of one of Spain’s most revered artists. Each of the three floors has a different focus, the se…
Top Choice Museum in Zaragoza

Museo del Teatro de Caesaraugusta

The finest in Zaragoza's quartet of Roman museums was discovered during excavation of a building site in 1972. Great efforts, including an entertaining 15-minute audiovisual, have been made to help visitors visualis…
Top Choice Tower in Teruel

Torre de El Salvador

The most impressive of Teruel's Mudéjar towers, 40m-tall El Salvador is an early-14th-century extravaganza of brick and ceramics built on the model of an Almohad minaret, with one tower inside another and a staircas…
Top Choice Aragonese in Teruel

La Torre del Salvador

This smart restaurant raises the stakes with subtle nueva cocina aragonesa dishes riffing on traditional themes – the likes of duck in a sauce of red fruits and pacharán (sloe liqueur), ham knuckle roasted in white …
Top Choice 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 12th century. It's particularly notable for its hexagonal tower, its open cloister adorned with 3…
Top Choice Contemporary Spanish in Aínsa

Restaurante Callizo

Callizo succeeds in marrying Aragonese tradition with modern gastronomic theatre and the result is not just a meal but a true eating experience. Dishes include Río Cinca trout, partridge and veal tournedos, all in i…