Aragon Travel Guide

Mountains continuing to dominate Aragon, it is bounded by the autonomous communities of Catalonia (east), Castile-La Mancha (south-west), France (north) and Navarra, La Rioja and Castile-Leon (west).  Although it surrounds the provinces of Teruel, Zaragoza and Huesca, the population is mostly concentrated in and around the irrigated regions of the Ebro River basin. Most land is cultivated by using dry farming methods to produce wheat, olives, grapes, and barley. However, its modern community is coextensive with the kingdom of Aragon. Livestock farming, in particular, pig and sheep raising, is crucial in Huesca. The government continuously sponsors different projects in order to expand land under irrigation.

It is surely a great idea to walk through the lands, which gave birth to the famous Spain painter, Francisco de Goya. You go through art museums which record his works. It is an ideal destination for culture lovers, who are also attracted by monasteries, castles and several Mudejar architectural examples. Basilica of Nuestra Señora del Pilar is a UNESCO World Heritage highlight to not miss out on. Some natural attractions include highlights like Ordesa y Monte Perdido National for adventure sports and the Pyrenean area for skiing. This province also includes the famous religious route called ‘Way of Saint James’.

Aragon is known to tempt visitors with their typical gastronomy. They have some of the best wines which have originated from different parts of the Somontano area, Ebro plain, etc. The cured ham obtained from Teruel is well known too. There are similarities with regular Spain cuisines, and has a blend of different regions put in here together. They have famous stews, which are prepared differently in every area, and usually, include lamb. Some veggies you’d commonly get are haricot beans, onions, asparagus, along with chestnuts. The River Ebro blessed the region with some Trout, Eel and frogs to be added to the culinary recipes as well.