Ejea has a very long and rich history and, besides, is the capital city of Cinco Villas, the region with the best (and more abundant) cultural and natural heritage in Zaragoza. Our cultural and artistic heritage is large. However, our natural heritage doesn’t fall short. Art and nature: a perfect leisure combination.
Ejea de los Caballeros is the capital of the the region with the best (and more abundant) cultural and natural heritage in Zaragoza. There are two Romanesque churches (Santa María and El Salvador) and one Baroque church in Ejea. Inside them we can find true art treasures. In El Salvador we find the main altarpiece (Gothic, XV century), the façades, sculpted by the master Agüero and the fortified appearance. In Santa María we find the inner purity of the Cistercian Romanesque style and several Gothic altarpieces. In La Virgen de la Oliva we find the patron saint of Ejea. These three churches are built within a historic neighborhood in which is a pleasure to just stroll and contemplate old houses.
Around us we can enjoy villages from the Middle Ages, such as Sos del Rey Católico or Uncastillo, and the remains of our Roman past like Los Bañales: castle remains in Biel, Sádaba or Luesia, Romanesque jewels in Biota, El Frago or Luna, Jewish quarters and Mudejar art in Tauste.
We can spend a day in Las Bardenas, a one-of-a-kind and shocking natural environment, enjoy the lakes and dams like Bolaso, San Bartolomé, Moncayuelo, El Sabinar, Escorón, Laverné and Malvecino. We can also hike and ride a bike through the forests in the Pre-pyrenean region and the oriental region of Cinco Villas.
Ejea offers a very interesting cultural heritage. In addition, it offers comfortable accomodations with capacity for big groups. It is the ideal place to serve as a base from where to travel across the region and its many attractions.