Balneario de la Virgen Spa Hotel is located at the beginning of the Cañón del río Mesa (Canyon of the river Mesa), in Jaraba, a municipality situated in the south of Zaragoza.
Jaraba has a wide artistic and cultural heritage from which we might highlight: the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Jaraba -16th c.-, which houses the Virgin of the same name and is located in the basin of the river Jalón.
Particularly relevant are: the Church of the Transfiguration, the Monument of the Water and the City Council in the centre of the town, the Peirones de San Antón, Santa Águeda and San Vicente Ferrer, and the traditional “parideras” (lambing sheds), testimony of the local ethnography.
Bílbilis: ancient pre-Roman town of the Iberian Peninsula located 5 kilometres away from Calatayud. It was declared Conjunto Histórico-Artístico (Conservation Area) in 1931. There is an interpretation centre at the entrance. Museum of Bílbilis: located in the centre of the town.
Cal’ at Ayyub: it is the oldest Muslim fortified complex of the Iberian Peninsula. Its origins date back to the year 716. There we can see wonderful castles, the Arab Gate, the Albarrana Tower or the Longía fortress.
The Jew quarter of Bílbilis: it is located in the high part of the town and preserves the traditional urban layout, the “tejedores” synagogue and the façade of the main synagogue.
Collegiate Church of Santa María la Mayor: it is one of the most important Mudéjar monuments in Aragón and has been declared Human Heritage by UNESCO. Particularly relevant are its octagonal tower, its Gothic-Mudéjar cloister and its alabaster façade.
Mesón de la Dolores: old Renaissance building transformed into a hostel.
The Monastery of the river Piedra: Cistercian Monastery from the 12th century whose natural park was declared National Monument in 1983.
Daroca: It is a monumental town that preserves its walls and some of its gates, like the Puerta Baja (16th c.) and the Puerta Alta (17th c.). We can also visit the Fuente de los Veinte caños (17th c.) and the Collegiate Church of Nuestra Señora de los Corporales.
Zaragoza is the capital of Aragón and has an important historical heritage from which we can highlight the Basílica del Pilar, the Seo Cathedral or Catedral of the Saviour, the City Council and the Lonja (16th c.).