Zaragoza & Alquézar
Charming Zaragoza lays in the northeastern part of Spain, in the region of Aragón. Zaragoza is the fifth-largest city in Spain and the capital city of Spain’s autonomous region of Aragón. Moorish architecture is found throughout Spain. In Zaragoza, you can find Aljafería Palace. In the second half of the 11th century, it was built with ornate Arabic arches and intricate carvings. Currently, it’s the home of the parliament of Aragón, but it’s also open for tours. The city is home to not one but two great cathedrals: the iconic Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, standing next to the river with its Moorish-style towers and domes, and the Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza, combining baroque, romanesque and mudéjar styles.
Do you know a famous Spanish artist Francisco de Goya? You should visit Collection Ibercaja Museum Zaragoza Goya, which houses 15 of his most important works.
Aragón region has its own cuisine like many regions in Spain. Typical Aragonese cuisine contains many types of stews, including meat and vegetables along with quality products such as haricot beans, onions from Fuentes, and asparagus from the banks of the Ebro River. It’s also known for its various types of fruit. The best dishes to try in Zaragoza include pork loin sausage, cured ham from Teruel, cod al ajoarriero, and lamb.
Alquézar is located in the Somontano wine region of Huesca, close to the city of Huesca, in a mountain range parallel to the Pyrenees. The town lays in an impressive limestone landscape in which the Vero river is still shaping. The river created over time an incredible canyon for canyoning, cliffs impressive, and rock art caves which are perfect for sports activities or just to hike around in nature. Jalaf ibn Rasid, on the occasion of the war against the Carolingians who occupied the county of Sobrarbe, ordered the construction of the Arab fortification in the 9th century. By visiting Alquézar, we dive into a real historical town.
Our hotel in Zaragoza – 4* Hotel EXE BOSTON
We chose the 4* EXE BOSTON Hotel which is located in the city center. The rooms are double but if you would like to stay alone there is an option – A single room for 25€. The breakfast is included. Photos of our hotel are below:
HIKING ROUTE + WALKWAY ALQUÉZAR
Total distance: 13km
Elevation total: 908m
KAYAKING ON EBRO RIVER – OPTIONAL ACTIVITY (NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE)
Kayaking in Zaragoza provides the best views of the city, including Puente Pabellón, El Pilar, and the Puente de Piedra, as well as Cigüeuelas, swans, and even beavers. The activity will be more or less 3 hours and will start in the evening around 17:00, it has a cost of 32 euros (extra)
Travel material: Backpack, clothes, sunscreen, camera, etc.
Food and drink: Bottle of water, maybe snacks for the first day. You can buy food and visit restaurants there.
Places 01 – 10: Only 89€ (in 2 payments 39€+50€)
Places 10- 20 Only 99€ (49€ +50€)
Places 20-50: 109€ (59€+ 50€)
The deadline for booking is 05/05/22 or the maximum number of places 50 (whichever comes first). After that, we cannot guarantee the same hotel or the same price.
How can you book the trip?
1. You can Book Online (Extra 1 euro)
2. In the office 09:00 – 14:00 (Plaza Honduras 26)
3.You can book on the Language Exchange meetings (20:00 – 22:30):
- Monday in Bigben, Plaza Honduras 36
- Tuesday at Palau Alameda, Carrer de l’Arquitecte Mora, 2,
- Thursday in Bigben, Plaza Honduras 36
The hotel is EXE BOSTON, a 4**** hotel located downtown. Breakfast is included and the rooms are double but with a supplement of 25 euros you can ask for single.
if you are coming single, we will find your roommate. Your roommate will be same gender as you and we will try to have almost same age.
– Private bus
– Hotel with double rooms and breakfast
– Professional organization
Does not include:
– Entrance to any museum or attraction or anything not mentioned in included