This small village situated in the “Maestrazgo” it is just an example of this beautiful land called Teruel. People used to say “Teruel exists”, because during many time it’s been isolated without train and highways. But I think it made this country pure. It is full of nature and great spots to enjoy. Just let it flow.
Embalse de Calanda Río Bergantes-Cananillas
Parque Cultural del Maestrazgo
The food here is excellent. The lamb it’s tasty. You can buy all the meat you can imagine in the small supermarket in the village. If you like sausage you may try this with sinnamon flavour, they are amazing. If you like sweet you should taste “Coquetas”, they are made in the village nearby and they are great…not for diabetic people.
It is great to come in Fest time. All people take coloured sawdust to paint all streets. Then will come the band playing and you will be taken to another time, back in the years. Amazing experience.
You can visit many places from Aguaviva:
You can see this small village from far away. Situated on a top of a hill, showing the typical brown roofs and houses. Take a walk and if you are lucky you may here “Jotas” (traditional Aragones music and dancing).
Alcañiz (ni conejo, ni perdiz)
It is the main city in this area. You can find everything here. It is a lovely city with an historical center and a castle converted to a “Parador”, so nice. There are many options for eating. In plaza España you will find many places, just choose the crowded one.
If you are interested in motorcycle, from some years ago it is celebrate here a new Grand Prix.
This You can see the new town build just beside the old one. Completely destroyed during the Civil War. This were land of Makis (current people fighting against the Nationals). I think it is interesting to see the damaged done in this area.
Everybody should know this village for three BIG reasons: 1st. Here was born Buñuel. You may want to visit the museum. 2nd. On Holidays it is played “Los Tambores de Calanda” (drums) during 24h. non-stop. People from everywhere come to see and hear it. Unbelivable. It is a must. 3rd. They have got the best peaches. Each one it is put inside a bag to protect it during its growing. Should taste them.
I never get tired to see this incredible church made inside the stone of a mountain. There is also a good restaurant there.
You should visit:
Mirambel (Ken Loach filmed “Land and Freedom” here).
#WANT2_#K_NOW MORE _CHAPURREAO
This is an article of a magazine written in this particular evolution of language that make this place so unique.
Language: Cheso, Spanish
Just 4h. by car from Barcelona. You find “Pirineo Aragonés”. Val d’Echo is a rich valley in the north part of Huesca (Aragon). This part of the country is completely green. People here are very proud of what they have and they like it like this. They take care of their villages. They have a deep love for their country. And the real thing it is that you will love this land.
It is been an isolate part during many years. They have their own language. And I think that’s reason enough to understand what this green and savage land means. This valleys mean a unique identity, a culture, a way of leaving. If you come here you will quickly notice, Val d’Echo means ENJOY NATURE.
It is in the main square just entering to the village. They have menu, sandwich and tapas. The food is really good. There is a lot of people from the zone there (they are not very open at the beggining, but if you like to get involved sometimes you have to work the stone…)
If you can manage to arrive to this camping and you have money enough to spend. You can enjoy traditional food from this incredible view. There is a menu that is quite well and the quality of the food used to be excelent.
If you like meat you will love this land. The cow are free in this mountains. The sausauge are great, but the lamb it is fucking amazing.
You cannot finish all the trekking and places of the Jacetania area.
You should get more info in the Tourist Center.
I highly recomend to visit “Selva de Oza”. It is the northern part of this Valley. If you like nature you will love this place. From there you can go by 3h walking to “Castillo de Acher” one of the big hills or maybe just stay in the river. You may go to Guarrinza nearby France (during the war people used to get out from Spain by this valleys).
You can see the Bisaurin (2.760m) or even if you are prepared try to reach the top of this big mountain.
There’s a lot of tradition of taking mushrooms from this mountains. You should know what you are doing if you want to eat them.
You should visit nearby valley from here:
Val d’Ansó, Ordesa & “El monte Perdido”… And just 100km more or less from Pamplona, and 2h. by car to Donosti.
One of the most amazing things from this place it is that they have their own heritage. Their own particular culture. There is people working hard to keep this like my friend father, writing articles in magazine (he has a street named like him in the village) or this man everybody knows Lera (sometimes you can hear them playing traditional music with Val d’Echo music band)
They work in different ways for the same idea. Keep the identity of this valley, full of history and reminds of their past.