The Aragonese Pyrenees are the border between the Iberian Peninsula and Europe, their length is 450 kilometers.This is a part in the Pyrenees that is the highest, since the main peaks of this region rise here. This region is famous not only for its good slopes, but there are also many thermal springs, interesting settlements in the mountains, as well as parks of Monte Perdido and Ordesa. Excellent infrastructure is typical for all local resorts, so tourists like to relax here. In addition, it is very attractive that the Aragonese Pyrenees typically have a bright sun, because they are facing south.
So in this region there are several interesting resorts, I want to note that everyone will have to get in different ways, it depends on the resort. For example, somewhere you need to fly to Barcelona, and then continue on by car or by organized transfer. In another case, it is better to fly to Zaragoza, and then again there will be a transfer.
The microclimate here is very diverse, it all depends on what height the selected resort is located. In general, an intermediate climate reigns here: between continental and Mediterranean. The highest places are located in the province of Huesca, they are characterized by hot summers, when temperatures can rise up to 40 degrees above zero. In winter, these places are quite warm.
With pyrenees travel guide you can to see many worth seeing places in this region. If we talk about architectural monuments, then be sure to go to the monastery of San Juan de la Peña, which was built at the very foot of the mountain. It looks very unusual. This building was erected in the 11th century; it attracts with its beauty and impresses with how some elements were preserved over such a long period of time. The capitals are decorated with sculptural images, plots for them are selected from the Bible. For example, there is a scene when they expelled Adam from paradise. The Royal Pantheon was created in this monastery, where the remains of the kings, who were lords for five centuries rest.
Church of St. Mary in the region, built on the banks of the river called Sinka. The church is modern, it was built in the 70s of the last century, it is very large and can accommodate five hundred people at a time. It is noteworthy that they built this church from what remains after the destroyed buildings of antiquity. Each year, the church hosts an organ music festival, as there is an organ with more than 4,000 trumpets. In general, there are a lot of various cultural events. It is very interesting to visit the castle of Loarre, which was erected at the beginning of the 11th century. It was built for a defensive purpose, since it was to defend the city from attacks by Arabs. In the 13th century the castle was completed, defensive walls were added here, which have mainly semicircular towers, and there is one square tower. Here, too, the walls have decorations associated with scenes from the Bible. In addition, there is the church of St. Mary, as well as the ruins of the Watchtower.
The stunning archaeological site can be called the town of Uncastillie, which, as proven. Exists since antiquity. According to scientists, the Celts and Basques lived here first, then the Romans. The city reached its heyday in the 12th century, when many buildings began to be built. It is worth visiting the local churches, the Jewish quarter, the palace, the castle of Sibiran and the town hall dating from the 10th century.
You can have fun in the popular resort of Baqueira-Beret, where the royal family likes to relax. In addition, there are 4 discos, almost 20 bars and 7 restaurants. The royal family prefers to dine in the restaurant Casa Irene, which is located in the small town of Artis. The Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park is located in the region. This park is considered the oldest in Aragon. The local nature is striking in its picturesqueness. There are deep gorges and canyons, turbulent rivers, rocks, beautiful waterfalls, and therefore a walk in this park will give a sea of positive emotions. Almost fifteen hundred species of plants grow in the park, there are also many reptiles, birds, fish and animals.
Another park is Visits Maladeta, it provides routes for climbing, but here you can just walk along the hiking trails. Here you will see glaciers, glacial lakes, waterfalls. The animals and plants that live here are considered rare species.
Of course, first of all, the Aragonese Pyrenees attract skiers and climbers. In the Visits Maladeta park described above, you can go through routes for climbers, with high complexity. In the resort of Baqueira-Beret, excellent ski areas are created. Here you can ride alone and in groups, you can ride a dog sled and even parachute. Everyone goes to the resort: families with children and beginner skiers, as well as professionals who can appreciate these routes. Moreover, if you want to learn how to ski properly, you can go to ski school. There are also paradise conditions for snowboarders. The slopes work from December to April, 3 special parks are open for children.
Rent a car is in the city of arrival, if you decide to travel independently and explore the region. It can be Barcelona or Zaragoza, from where there is a rather long road to the resorts of the Aragonese Pyrenees. The cost of rental per day starts from 1000, in some cases from 1500 rubles. In this case, the driver must be at least 21 years old, driving experience of a year, as well as the presence of a driver's license of international standard and a passport. Here you can rent excellent apartments, the cost of which per day is from 200 euros, there are more affordable options, it all depends on the resort, time of rest and conditions provided by the owners.
Still, the Pyrenees do not come to the Aragonese for shopping, here you can, of course, buy souvenirs for yourself and your loved ones and all that may be required on vacation. But full shopping is possible in the cities of arrival: Zaragoza or Barcelona.