The enchanting corner of Spain that mass tourism has not discovered


If you’re looking for an enchanting corner of Europe that mass tourism hasn’t discovered, you could do a lot worse than Aragon. Tourists, from Great Britain or elsewhere, are rare in this immense interior region of northeastern Spain. Indeed, you might not see anyone at all – it has some of the least populated areas in the country.

Larger than Switzerland, it’s a region that rewards multiple trips – unless you have at least a month to spare – as there is immense variety to see and do, from skiing in the Pyrenees to skiing in the Pyrenees. bird watching and canyoning. Lovers of history and architecture come for the Romanesque churches and Mudejar monuments, or just to stroll through some of the most beautiful villages in Spain. With distinctive cuisine and excellent wines, Aragon has a lot to offer visitors who don’t hesitate to go the extra mile when planning their vacation.


Half of Aragon’s population lives in the capital, Zaragoza, which is the fifth largest city in Spain. On the banks of the Ebro in the middle of the region, it was a strategic Roman city and many archaeological remains are now museums, including the forum, thermal baths and theater. The Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, the largest Baroque structure in Spain, contains ceiling frescoes by Goya, born in the nearby town of Fuendetodos. See his paintings at the Museo Goya and other museums in the city. One of Aragon’s great treasures is La Alfajería Palace, parts of which date from the 11th century, with extraordinary Islamic, Mudejar and Gothic-Renaissance features.


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