In the northeast of Spain, in the autonomous community of Aragon, we find Saragossa, a province that is much more than its capital. And it is that 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 examples of Romanesque, Cistercian, Mudejar and Sephardic art.
To get to know Zaragoza a little better, today we are going to take a tour of some of its towns more beautiful. Of course, we ask for forgiveness in advance for all those we have left in the pipeline. Would you like to join us?
Sos del Rey Católico
Let's start by talking about Sos del Rey Católico, which is located in the historic district of the Cinco Villas. It is the birthplace of Fernando II, King of Aragon known as Ferdinand the Catholic. Its old town stands out as a Site of Cultural Interest, and especially the Town Hall, the Isidoro Gil de Jaz College, the medieval Longa, the Romanesque church, which is attached to the castle, the Palacio de Sada and the Iglesia de 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 for its varied artistic and architectural panorama, which mixture 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. Surprising its garden, watered by the spring waters It rains, in addition to its houses, which are adorned with the colors of the landscape. You will love its narrow streets with a marked medieval character.
Nor could Borja, a town that has become famous for hosting the Ecce homo, that pictorial work that was fatally restored by an octogenarian neighbor. It highlights its Castle and the walled enclosures, the Collegiate Church of Santa María, the Rock Cellars, the Town Hall Building and the Church of San Miguel, among many other monuments.
In the foothills of Moncayo we find Tarazona, an episcopal and Mudejar town that houses one of the cathedrals most unique in Aragon. It is also worth visiting the Episcopal Palace and the Church of La Magdalena, as well as the polygonal bullring from the 18th century.
In the region of the Ribera Alta del Ebro we find the town of Alagón, which oozes history For the fourth corners. Its historical center stands out, declared a Site of Cultural Interest, in addition to 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 knowing is Caspe, which is located in the Bajo Aragón-Caspe region. This place houses an important heritage historical, highlighting the rock painting sites of 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 his castle-fortress, which preserves the Torre del Homenaje, originally from the 11th century, although it was renovated in the 16th century.
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