Many are the interesting places that the Valley of river Piedra hides upstream the Monastery. Directly communicated with the province of Guadalajara, this valley that is everyday more depopulated, guards an exceptional natural and cultural heritage.
The amazing canyon of the Mesa river is one of the most unknown protected natural areas of Aragon, and is also part of the prestigious Natura 2000 Network. Its incredibly high vertical walls of more than 100 meters and a privileged natural environment with abundance of large birds of prey, make of the trip a fascinating natural experience, that attracts more travellers (national and international) every day. We invite you to come and discover it with us.
If you stay at the Hotel Monasterio de Piedra you can combine the visit to the Historic Garden Park and the 13th century Monastery, with your favorite sport.
Just thirty minutes away you have the Augusta Golf Calatayud. An 18 hole course, par 72 and 6,183 m. in length, which is defined by a very demanding route, with several holes close to 500 meters, with small greens, narrow streets and swings that require of great precision.
It has a two heights driving range with 30 positions, large learning areas of different test strokes and a teaching classroom, which allows students to learn different techniques.
The Augusta Golf Calatayud course is approved by the Royal Spanish Golf Federation.
Hiking is the best and the easiest way to enjoy and fully know a territory.
The peace that invades the walker allows him to feel himself as part of everything that surrounds him. The landscapes, the villages and their people, their way of life, the small details of the road…
Nearby Monasterio de Piedra, parting from Nuévalos, you have the GR-24 (Long Distance Route) a beautiful walk that will take you to the nearby towns of Ibdes and Jaraba.
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Wine is part of the history of the region of Calatayud since the 2nd century BC. Romans developed the vine, Muslims abandoned it and Christians recovered it and re-emphasized its importance during the Reconquest as a colonizing crop.
At the end of the 13th century, the monks of Monasterio de Piedra promoted the planting of the vine in this area, and their wineries prove the importance of their work in the surrounding lands.
Monasterio de Piedra currently houses the D.O. Calatayud (Original Denomination of Calatayud), and it is also included in the Calatayud wine route.
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The Calatayud region has several beautiful samples of Mudejar Art.
Some of the churches in the area are true jewels of the fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Among all of them, it is worth mentioning the churches of Calatayud, Ateca, Terrer, Tobed and Torralba de Ribota.
Several stand out for their amazing bell towers, very typical of the Mudejar architecture in Zaragoza and Teruel.
And perhaps we must not ignore, for its originality, intelligent construction and historical value, the so-called churches – fortress of which Tobed and Torralba de Ribota are excellent examples.