Off the beaten track – 6 Pearls of the Pyrenees to discover

Offering a great selection of airports to fly from across the UK including Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Manchester, we take a look at the beautiful highlights enjoyed on a wonderful Jaca, Pamplona & the Spanish Pyrenees.

Travelling to one of the most iconic regions in the world, this fantastic itinerary takes holidaymakers off the beaten track on a journey to discover some treasured Spanish destinations.

1. Ainsa

Ainsa

Found at the point where the rivers Ara and Cinca meet, the town of Ainsa rests at an altitude of close to 2000 feet.

Surrounded by wild and protected natural beauty, a visit to the town is an early holiday highlight.

Notable town landmarks to enjoy include a castle, historic monastery and town square that dates back to medieval times.

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2. Canfranc-Estacion

Canfranc-Estacion

Something of a country icon, the closed train station at Canfranc is a massive former commuter hub.

Built to accommodate passengers crossing the border between Spain and France onto different track gauges, the station has been closed for 48 years.

This former international train station has an intriguing past of which holidaymakers will learn about during an included excursion.

One of the biggest man-made structures found for miles around, the station has held a prominent position in key historical periods including one of the most turbulent periods in Spain’s recent history – the Spanish Civil War.

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3. Jaca

Jaca

The chosen holiday base for four nights’ rests high amongst the Pyrenees close to the French border.

Spending time in the city, you will come across a number of intriguing historic landmarks ranging from a Romanesque cathedral and church.

A key landmark dominating a huge stretch of land, the city’s citadel, also referred to as San Pedro Castle is a wonderful feat of design.

The former fortress is star-shaped and is the perfect place to visit during free time spent enjoying the city.

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4. Loarre Castle

Loarre Castle

A prime example of Romanesque architecture, Loarre Castle is one of the country’s oldest castles.

Holidaymakers will be able to explore this magnificent castle landmark on a featured stop.

Positioned on a rocky hillside, the castle wouldn’t look out of place in some of the great historical and fantasy epics to have graced the silver screen in recent years.

Perched on this excellently chosen elevated position, visitors to the castle can look out for miles around.

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5. Pamplona

Pamplona

The capital of Navarre, globally known for it’s Running of the Bulls’ event, Pamplona is another notably included excursion.

During the visit, a local guide takes holidaymakers on a journey through the city replicating the bull’s route to the bullring.

Giving a flavour of the city’s long history, the guide will provide insight into some key highlights including Plaza del Castillo and brooding Gothic Cathedral of Santa Maria.

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6. Tarragona

Tarragona

A wondrous highlight providing a fitting conclusion to this exploration of the Pyrenees, Tarragona can be found on the Costa Daurada looking out across the Mediterranean.

Best known for its collection of well-preserved Roman ruins, holidaymakers will be guided around the UNESCO-listed ancient centre.

During the featured walking tour, notable eye-catching highlights range from a jaw-dropping Roman amphitheatre first constructed in the 2nd century and one of Spain’s most important national monuments – Tarragona Cathedral.

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