Zaragoza has been selected to host the International Exhibition in 2008 (from 14th June to 14th September 2008) under the Theme “Water and Sustainable Development”. Zaragoza is my city and I feel very proud of it.
Today´s is Aragon´s day. A perfect day to guide you in a virtual http://www.caiaragon.com/en/visitas/index2.asp?pProv=4&pVisita=24
visit to the origins of the Aragon´s Kindgom. The monastery of San Juan de la Peña http://www.monasteriosanjuan.com/monasterio-san-juan-de-la-pena.php?L=enwhich is located below an enormous rock. The whole area is a natural park in the beautiful pre-Pyrenees mountains...and just 1.5 h from zaragoza by car.
The most interesting is the marvellous Romanesque Cloister (in the Old Monastery, from the X century) but you shouldn't miss the summer pic-nic in the forest at the top of the mountain, nearby the new monastery (XVII century) where you can sleep. http://www.inturmark.es/index.htm
Pd. if you are around Zaragoza, watch out, concerts, soirées and open-air performances are waiting for you. Besides, the public institutions in Aragon hold an open-day, providing an ideal opportunity for people to visit the Pignatelli building (the Government of Aragón), the Aragon Parliament in the Aljaferia Palace, etc.