Travel GuidePyrenees & Aragon
Pyrenees & Aragon
Hemmed in by mountains at the foot of the Pyrenees, Aragon is an oasis of calm relative to its neighbours, Catalonia and the Basque Country. Here a swathe of green covers valleys and mountains that are spotted with the white of glaciars and small pueblos (villages) in stone, such as enchanting Albarracín. Spain’s broadest river, the Ebro, runs through Aragon, and Aneto, the highest mountain in the Pyrenees, also stands here. This traditionally rural region has seen a major flux of the population into the big cities, leaving the countryside all but untouched by the passage of time. It is also the site of some unique examples of Mudéjar (Moorish-influenced) architecture, especially in Teruel and in the capital, Zaragoza.