The Pyrenees

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  • Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar

    1. Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Hulking on the banks of the Ebro, the basilica, often known simply as La Pilarica or El Pilar, is Zaragoza's symbol and pride. An immense baroque...Read More

    Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar
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  • 2. Catedral de Santa Maria

    Museum/Gallery

    This 12th-century cathedral is the finest in the Pyrenees, and the sunlight casting the rich reds and blues of Santa Maria's southeastern rose...Read More

  • 3. Monasterio de San Juan de la Peña

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The origins of this arresting religious sanctuary can be traced to the 9th century, when a hermit monk named Juan settled here on the peña...Read More

  • 4. Sant Climent

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    At the edge of town, this exquisite three-nave Romanesque church was built in 1123. The six-story belfry has perfect proportions, with Pyrenean...Read More

  • 5. Castillo de Loarre

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This massively walled 11th-century monastery is nearly indistinguishable from the rock outcroppings that surround it. Inside the walls are a...Read More

  • 6. Catedral de San Pedro

    Museum/Gallery

    An important stop on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, Jaca's 11th-century Romanesque Catedral de San Pedro has lovely carved capitals...Read More

  • 7. Cathedral

    Museum/Gallery

    An intricately carved gallery tops the eroded facade of Huesca's 13th-century Gothic cathedral. Damián Forment, a protégé of the 15th-century...Read More

  • 8. Colegiata

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Built on the orders of King Sancho VII el Fuerte (the Strong), the Collegiate Church houses the king's tomb, which measures more than 7 feet long. ...Read More

  • 9. Colegiata de Santa María

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Keeping watch over the Sierra de Guara, the Colegiata, originally a 9th-century Moorish citadel, was conquered by the Christians in 1067. An...Read More

  • 10. Iglesia de San Pablo

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    After the basilica and La Seo, this church, with examples of Mudejar architecture in its brickwork, is considered by zaragozanos to be the ...Read More

  • 11. La Seo

    Museum/Gallery

    Zaragoza's cathedral, at the eastern end of the Plaza del Pilar, is the city's bishopric, or diocesan seo (seat). An amalgam of architectural...Read More

  • 12. Mare de Déu dels Àngels

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    At the upper edge of town, this fortified church has wonderful acoustics; check to see if any classical music events are on—especially in August...Read More

  • 13. Monasterio de San Pedro de Siresa

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The area's most important monument, the 9th-century retreat Monasterio de San Pedro de Siresa, presides over the village of Siresa, just 2 km...Read More

  • 14. Monastery of Sant Joan de les Abadesses

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    In the 12th-century Romanesque church of Sant Joan, the altarpiece—a 13th-century polychrome wood sculpture of the Descent from the Cross—is...Read More

  • 15. Monastery of Santa Maria de Ripoll

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Decorated with a pageant of biblical figures, the 12th-century doorway to the church is one of Catalonia's great works of Romanesque art, crafted...Read More

  • 16. San Pedro el Viejo

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This church has an 11th-century cloister. Ramiro II and his father, Alfonso I, the only Aragonese kings not entombed at San Juan de la Peña...Read More

  • 17. Sant Cristòfol

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The 12th-century Romanesque church of Sant Cristòfol (St. Christopher) has a diminutive bell tower and a rare 6-foot Majestat—a polychrome wood...Read More

  • 18. Sant Miquel

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Vielha's octagonal, 14th-century bell tower on the Romanesque parish church of Sant Miquel is one of the town's trademarks, as is its 15th-century...Read More

  • 19. Santa María

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This 12th-century Romanesque church, with its quadruple-vaulted door and 13th-century cloister, is in the corner of the attractive, porticoed...Read More

  • 20. Santa Maria de Montgarri

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Partly in ruins, this 11th-century chapel was once an important way station on the route into the Vall d'Aran from France. The beveled, hexagonal...Read More

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