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Aragon Travel Guide

Riglos, Aragon (© Pedro Antonio Salaverría Calahorra - iStockphoto.com)
Mallos de Riglos, Aragon.

Introduction

Aragon is the fourth largest Spanish autonomous community and one of the least densely populated. Over half of its population of 1.3 million lives in the regional capital, Zaragoza.

Aragon is a region of contrasts, ranging from the glaciers and verdant valleys of the Pyrenees to rich pasture lands and orchards, through to the arid steppe plains of the central lowlands.

Cuisine

As it to be expected from a landlocked region, meat features high in Aragonese cuisine. Game, such as partridge, rabbit, deer, and wild boar are popular, although river fish (trout, eel) are also eaten. Other specialties include roast lamb, pollo al chilindrón (a chicken stew cooked with onions, tomatoes and red peppers), and chireta ("Aragonse haggis", found in the Pyrenees). Teruel is renowned for its arbiello and longaniza sausages and its jamón serrano (dry-cured ham).

There are four appellations of Aragonese wines: Calatayud, Campo de Borja, Cariñena, and Somontano.

Famous people from Aragon include (chronologically): the painter Francisco Goya, and the neuroscientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal (Nobel Prize, dubbed the father of modern neuroscience).



Attractions

North

Loarre Castle
Loarre Castle (© albertoaf2 - Fotolia.com)
outstanding Loarre Castle
Mallos de Riglos
Mallos de Riglos (© lunamarina - Fotolia.com)
outstanding Mallos de Riglos

Other attractions

very good Huesca
very good Sierra y Cañones de Guara Natural Park
very good Torla
Posets-Maladeta Nature Park
Valle de Estós, Posets-Maladeta Nature Park (photo by Miguel303xm - Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license)
outstanding Posets-Maladeta Nature Park
Alquézar
Alquézar (© PHB.cz - Fotolia.com)
very good Alquézar

Centre

Saragossa (Zaragoza) ※
Our Lady of the Pillar Basilica, Zaragoza (© Anibal Trejo - Fotolia.com)
outstanding Zaragoza

Other attractions

very good Calatayud
very good Fraga
good Cervera de la Canyada
good Tobed

South

Albarracín
Albarracín (© robert van beets - iStockphoto.com)
outstanding Albarracin

Other attractions

very good Daroca
very good La Fresneda
Teruel ※
Town Hall and Cathedral of Teruel (photo by AurelianusRex - Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license)
outstanding Teruel

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