Aragon is one of Spain’s autonomous communities, coextensive with the medieval Kingdom of Aragon. Located in north-eastern Spain, the Aragonese autonomous community is comprised of three provinces namely Huesca, Zaragoza, and Teruel. Its capital Saragossa (or locally, Zaragoza) is the region's beating heart, although its two other districts Huesca and Teruel are also quite spectacular. The region has been catapulted to fame because of its various terrains ranging from permanent glaciers to verdant valleys, rich pasture lands and orchards, and through the arid steppe plains of the central lowlands. Aragon is also famous for its many rivers, most notably the river Ebro, Spain's largest river (in volume) which runs west to east across the entire region through the province of Saragossa. It is also home to the Pyrenees, the famous mountain ranges of Spain, where the Aneto (highest point) is located.
What to see & do
Zaragoza (Saragossa) – Zaragoza is a vibrant, elegant, and fascinating city capable of setting its visitors in awe. It is located on the banks of the Ebro, and is filled with over half of Aragon's population. Zaragoza is so much more than wild terrains and tasty tapas – it is also the host of historical sites spanning all the great civilisations that have left a rather indelible mark on Spain. Within Zaragoza, travellers may visit the magnificent Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, the Aljaferi, the La Seo, the Museo del Teatro Caesaraugusta, and many others.
Teruel – Standing as one of the major districts of Aragon, Teruel is a compact and breezy provincial city to be in. It is one of Spain's most beautiful countryside retreats, and is an open-air museum of ornate Mudejar monuments. Within Teruel, visit the Catedral de Santa Maria de Mediavilla, the Fundacion Amantes, the Torre de El Salvador, and the La Escalinata.
Jaca – Yet another attractive town, Jaca is more known as the gateway to the western valleys of the Aragonese Pyrenees. Tourists may also check Jaca through another telescope: a compact and beautiful old town embellished with remnants of its past as the capital of the nascent 11th-century Kingdom of Aragon. Sights include an unusual fortress and a sturdy cathedral, along with fancy and great places to eat.
How to get around within Aragon
Since most roads in Aragon are in good condition, renting cars and driving around is relatively easy as compared to other city and regional centres. Don't worry about needing to rent a 4x4 as even if you're planning on canyoning or other active sports, sites have their own parking spaces and roads that lead to them are relatively fine. Cycling is also a very popular sport in the region, making it yet another interesting way to get around.
How to get there
The Zaragoza Airport is the main airport serving the region of Aragon. It is connected to various international destinations in Europe and Asia. Airlines that travel to the destination include Air China, Ryanair, Emirates, Air Europa, Qatar Airways, British Airways, and others.