It’s always a pleasure to visit these lands which saw the birth of the renowned painter Francisco de Goya, where enticements include skiing in its famous ski resorts and sampling the typical gastronomy of this region. If you’re a culture lover, you’ll be able to visit monasteries, castles, the various examples of Mudejar architecture with the UNESCO World Heritage designation, and monuments such as the Basilica of Nuestra Señora del Pilar. What’s more, this area of Spain also lies on the famous pilgrim route known as the Way of Saint James.
Its natural attractions include such spectacular places as the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park (ideal for adventure sports in the open air) and the Pyrenean area, the perfect place for skiing in first-rate ski resorts such as Candanchú and Formigal.
The local gastronomy features wines with their own Designation of Origin from the Somontano area, garden produce such as borage from the fertile Ebro plain, and the famous cured ham from Teruel.
The gastronomy of Zaragoza just as the cooking throughout Aragon, is frugal and full of quality ingredients. Zaragoza has one of the freshest vegetable cultivation in all of Spain. Meat is also of an excellent quality in Zaragoza especially lamb, and above all suckling lamb called ‘ternasco’ that has its own Denomination of Origin status.
Desserts comprise of nougat, roscon (large ring shaped sweet bun) and mostillo (a type of biscuit that is made from grape juice). Fried breadcrumbs, pinto beans from Monflorite, river crab, trout, sardines and pork are all typical fare from Huesca. Hams and other pork derivatives are traditional in Teruel.