Places for fun and fascinating facts in Aragón
Dinópolis dinosaur park in Teruel
The region of Aragon in northeast Spain, comprising the provinces of Teruel, Zaragoza and Huesca, can guarantee fun for visitors of all ages. These seven very different places show that there's something here for everyone. Many of them are located in attractive natural settings. Come and visit your favourites:
Parks in Teruel: -Dinopolis: a genuine dinosaur-themed paleontological park where you’ll find original fossils and spectacular reproductions of prehistoric creatures, go on a journey through time on a route with audio guides, and watch films in 3-D. The park’s centre is in the city of Teruel, and it also includes another five museums located in Peñarroya de Tastavins, Galve, Albarracín, Castellote and Rubielos de Mora.
-Escucha mining museum: see the inside of a genuine restored mine and the real machinery which was in use there until recently. On the tour, which lasts about an hour and a half, you’ll get kitted out like an authentic miner in a helmet with a lamp, a food pouch and a self-rescue kit, and go down in the mine cart to a depth of about 200 metres. The village of Escucha is about 60 km from the city of Teruel.
Parks in Zaragoza: -Zaragoza amusement park: just a few minutes from the city centre, this is the ideal place for a fun day out, with over 30 state-of-the-art attractions.
-Monasterio de Piedra: this natural park has waterfalls, grottoes and lakes to explore, a display of birds of prey in flight, and an exhibition on the history of chocolate. To get there, head for the village of Nuévalos, a little over 100 km from the city of Zaragoza.
Parks in Huesca:
-Lacuniacha: this biopark in Piedrafita de Jaca, about 70 kilometres from the city of Huesca, is set in 30 hectares in the Pyrenees (in the Tena valley) and offers the chance to see wild animals roaming freely, including mountain goats, European bison, northern lynx, reindeer and wolves, as well as over 20 botanical species. The park can be explored on foot in two to three hours.
-San Juan de la Peña: explore the outstanding historic and artistic heritage of this location about 90 kilometres from the city of Huesca, especially the Old Monastery of San Juan de la Peña, a veritable treasure of the medieval age. Two visitor centres offer information on the valuable cultural heritage of this destination.
To check opening times, prices or any other information of interest, visit the official website of Parks of Aragón.Things to remember All these places are in an area just 300 km across, and many of them are very close together if you feel like visiting more than one.