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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 Tapas in Zaragoza

Restaurante Méli Mélo

Typically, pintxos are Basque-style tapas presented on small slices of bread, but in Méli Mélo they are stacked up so high they look like mini-skyscrapers topped with creative arrangements of cured hams, breaded cod…
Top Choice Spanish in Hecho

Restaurante Canteré

Hake and octupus? Tuna and wasabi? Carpaccio? These are not things you'd normally expect in an isolated mountain village. Canteré is a homey restaurant in Hecho's main square with a menu to rival Paris' Latin Quarte…
Top Choice Aragonese in Alquézar

Casa Pardina

A very special restaurant where the food exudes contemporary creativity and the setting (in the family home of the owner) is all soothing stone work, twinkling chandeliers, summer terraces and views that could have …
Top Choice Contemporary Spanish in Albarracín

Tiempo de Ensueño

This high-class restaurant has a sleek, light-filled dining room, attentive but discreet service, and food that you'll remember long after you've left. Spanish nouvelle cuisine in all its innovative guises makes an …