06 Dec Calatayud, a city full of history
This Christmas holidays we propose Calatayud as a destination to spend unforgettable days. Founded by the Romans and defended by the Arabs centuries later, Calatayud treasures an impressive past that is reflected in its heritage and architecture: cradle of Mudéjar, declared a World Heritage Site, it also has spectacular castles, palaces of the Renaissance period and stately homes . Its Historical Center is a clear example of how the modern city coexists perfectly with its past.
Palaces of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries are mixed with shops of the mid-20th century. The spirit of the Calatayud of past centuries survives at every step that takes place between the historic facades of the city. We also find monuments such as the Fountain of Eight Caños, from the 16th century, La Puerta de Terrer, formerly also known as Puerta del Matador, from the SXVI or the Episcopal Palace, which legend has it was built on the site of the old Muslim zuda.
Calatayud is also a place to enjoy gastronomy. Meats, sausages, pastries and confectionery are the main culinary claims without forgetting the wines of the region, with its own appellation of origin.