Ideas for enjoying Aragón with the family
Monasterio de Piedra
- Autonomous region: Aragon
Find out what Earth was like in the age of the dinosaurs. Venture down a coal shaft in a cart and be a miner for day. Get up close with wolves and lynx in the heart of the Pyrenees. These are just a few of the attractions waiting for you at the theme and leisure parks of Aragón. A great way for the whole family to enjoy themselves.
Aragón is a Region packed with fun and adventure. Enjoy an unforgettable stay in this part of northern Spain, a place where being bored is strictly forbidden, as you will find out for yourself at its many amusement parks. You'll find some of them in stunning natural settings. Whatever the location, though, excitement is always guaranteed. The young ones are sure to have a whale of a time!
Bison in the Pyrenees
You simply won't believe your eyes. There are surprises aplenty in Lacuniacha in the Tena Valley, deep in the Pyrenees in the province of Huesca. Take a stroll through a forest that is simply bursting with life, inhabited by some wonderful animals. This three-hour walk gives you the chance to see lynx, bucks, reindeer, wolves, wild horses, roe deer and even European bison, all in a spectacular setting, surrounded by lush vegetation and the soaring peaks of the Pyrenees. Don't forget to take suitable clothing and footwear for the mountains though.
There is another superb family attraction waiting for you just 27 kilometres away in Sabiñanigo: the Pirenarium. Explore the entire region of Aragón in just a few hours - 120 models of its best-known buildings and nature areas, all of them genuine works of art. You'll feel ten-feet tall as you walk among them - an original way of finding out more about this fascinating region.
Water and waterfalls in the most arid of landscapes
Visit Piedra Monastery, in the village of Nuevalos, and listen to the sound of water as it makes its way down streams and waterfalls and trickles into ponds. This enormous garden lies in the middle of an almost desert area. Explore the paths leading through this oasis and discover its many stunningly beautiful and secluded corners. Whilst you're here don't forget to pay a visit to the ancient Cistercian monastery, now a comfortable hotel. Did you know that back in the 16th century, Europe's first chocolate was made in the kitchens here?
We move from the tranquillity of the monastery to the happy hustle and bustle of the Theme Park in Zaragoza. Let the child in you come out by climbing onto the roller coaster, venturing into the house of horrors or hurtling your way down the rapids. With 37 rides in all, the young ones are sure to have a great time.
When the dinosaurs ruled the earth
The fun continues in the south of Aragón. Come and join us in Dinopolis, in Teruel, the only place of its kind in Europe. Venture into the time tunnel and take a trip back thousands of years. Find out how these gigantic reptiles lived through a series of projections, virtual recreations, simulators, 3D images and games. All in all, an unmissable experience for your children as they discover the mysteries of paleontology by exploring an extensive games zone. There are a host of plays, puppet shows and workshops too. You simply can't afford to miss it! The adventure continues underground 70 kilometres away, as you travel in an old mine cart through the Escucha Mining Museum. In just a matter of minutes you'll travel 200 metres below the ground, through a tunnel that leads to a real-life mine. Inside you will find a natural coal seam, the only one open to visitors in Spain. You can also find out how miners used to work until only a few years ago. A visit that is sure to make a mark on the young ones in the family.
As you can see, there are a hundred and one reasons why you should discover Aragón with your family.