Waterfalls, Lakes And Caves At The Stone Monastery

After lunch we spent our afternoon exploring the gorgeous gardens and grounds of the Monasterio de Piedra. Simply stunning, even though we did have to share it with crowds of others –  well worth it to see this lush and tropical place. There is a marked trail that takes you all the way around – it took…

The Stone Monastery

This was a place we found on Trip Advisor – the Monasterio de Piedra Park. Searching for somewhere to explore outside Zaragoza, this place got rave reviews so we added it to our visit list. An easy drive of just about an hour south west of the city, I loved the scenery en route –…

Exploring Aragon – Cinco Villas

We had a hire car the whole time we stayed in Zaragoza so having explored all parts of the city we were keen to get out and about and see more of the surrounding area. We found a monastery and put that on the visit list, but our Spanish friends recommended a day trip to…

Tapas Galore in Zaragoza

Husband had raved about the tapas in Zaragoza on previous visits so this was something we were fully intending to try out on this trip. Our first evening though, super tired and extremely hungry we actually stumbled into the first restaurant we found just off the main square. It was an Italian, not quite the…

Zaragoza’s Beautiful Basilica

As we walked down the main shopping street in Zaragoza towards the Plaza del Pilar we caught our first glimpses of the basilica – just stunning. Son was more interested in looking in the touristy shops and choosing a souvenir – we did that, I was keen to get to the church and see it…

Santa Semana in Zaragoza

Apparently Holy Week or Santa Semana in Zaragoza is not in the same league as Andalucia – well that’s what I read, but we found it to be pretty incredible. So scenic with several processions going around and through the narrow city streets every evening, we were amazed by the dramatic sculptures and icons, fascinated…