Monasterio de Piedra Nature Reserve

Nature Parks in Aragon

The Nature Reserve surrounding the Monastery of Piedra (Monastery of the Rock), is located in the middle of a desert, in an arid and dry environment. The river Piedra traverses the reserve which gives rise to lush vegetation and beautiful waterfalls.

The entire Monastery of Piedra reserve can be walked around in approximately two and a half hours. It has many waterfalls which include, Cola de Caballo (Horse’s Tail). This waterfall is 50m high and hides a cave called the Gruta Iris.

The Monastery of Piedra is particularly interesting as its architecture reflects the periods in which it was built. The first, in the Gothic style, during the 13th century; the second, in Gothic-Renaissance style, during the 16th century, and the third and final phase, in Classical and Baroque style, during the 18th century. The chapel of Nuestra Señora de la Blanca, in the highest part of the Monastary is an ideal spot from which to view the reserve.


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