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The city of Huesca – 10 reasons to visit the capital of Huesca province, in Aragon

Huesca is a city in north-eastern Spain, within the autonomous community of Aragon. It is also the capital of the Spanish province of the same name and of the comarca of Hoya de Huesca. In 2009 it had a population of 52,059, almost a quarter of the total population of the province. The city is one of the smallest provincial capitals in Spain, but you …

Escalivada – a simple & super tasty recipe from Catalonia & Aragon

Escalivada is a roasted vegetable dish and coming from the regions of Catalonia and Aragon. Its name is routed to the Catalan verb “escalivar” meaning “to cook in ashes“, referencing the dish’s traditional preparation in the embers of a wood fire. The classic Escalivada recipe is very easy, so if you are looking for something quick, just take …

The Hungarian Queen of the Vallbona Abbey

About the Monastery of Santa Maria de Vallbona Vallbona Abbey, otherwise the Monastery of Santa Maria de Vallbona (Catalan: Santa Maria de Vallbona de les Monges; Spanish: El Real Monasterio de Santa María de Vallbona), is a Cistercian nunnery in Vallbona de les Monges, in the comarca of Urgell, Catalonia, Spain. Founded in the early 12th century, and built between then and the 14th century, it is one of …

The route of Aragonese Maestrazgo: La iglesuela del Cid, Cantavieja, Tronchón and Mirambel

This is a medieval route in the Aragonese Maestrazgo, an almost forgotten land of inner Spain. However, this territory deserves your attention. During the Medieval Ages, this vast area was under the jurisdiction of the masters of the different military orders. Fighting and praying that was the life there. Nevertheless, upon the hardness of those …

7 villages in Matarraña and Terra Alta: a cultural border territory

This article is about a route along some of the most interesting villages in Matarraña and Terra Alta, an amazing natural and cultural region in North-Eastern Spain. This region is split into two political regions (Aragon and Catalunya) but it has a common history, cultural similarities and its inhabitants speak the same language. In the …