Northeastern Spain

Dream on living in another era with Salvelinus

There is plenty of cultural beauty to discover across Spain where our cities, bursting with culture, are steeped in ancient history and vibrant charm. Salvelinus will show you beautifully aged architecture dating back to prehistoric times, monasteries, castles, Romanesque jewels, and plenty of UNESCO sites. Northern Spain’s architecture is equally as inviting as its history – do not miss a Salvelinus’ cultural experience along the Way of Saint James, a guided tour of ancient Pyrenean villages, or the stunning architecture of Zaragoza.

Spanish Culture

A UNESCO beloved region praised for its natural elegance

Emerge in a Salvelinus’ destination as if you were in a fairy tale and discover scenic cultural routes along the Pyrenees, the Ebro river and through its lush valleys, green woodlands, and Medieval villages.

Sightseers

Experience joie de vivre as you stroll amid celebrated vineyards, cities full of life such as Zaragoza and Jaca and off-the-beaten-path villages. Discover flavors, landscapes, and people you will never forget.

History Lovers

Salvelinus native guides know inside out the Ebro Valley and the Pyrenees. Their local team of specialists in history, art, and nature are ideal companions to learn about this hidden territory they call home.

The Ebro Valley Tour

ARAGÓN + CATALONIA + NAVARRE + RIOJA + BASQUE COUNTRY

Multi-Activity in Santa Cilia

WESTERN PYRENEES

Multi Activity Pyrenees Tour

SPANISH PYRENEES

Explore the cultural side of northeastern Spain with Salvelinus

Visiting northern Spain with Salvelinus is a personal invitation to become part of a century-old culture, to enjoy an architecture that has been thriving from Roman times, to savor the most delightful wine and food traditions, to watch artisans at work in their homes, to sit back and listen to natural sounds as the region’s ancestors did.

At Salvelinus’ pace, soon you will become a local, and whether you spend your days strolling the Pyrenean paths Hannibal and his elephants traversed on his way to Rome, discovering the city corners that enamored Hemingway, exploring the origins of Spain or its Arabic heritage, the whole experience will be wrapped in the Spanish way of life.

Northeastern Spain harbors a culture of its own

Discover the Ebro Valley
Northern Spain

Nothing strikes you like witnessing centuries of human heritage

Rich in art and architecture with a heritage stretching back to antiquity. A cultural trip to Spain gives you a chance to discover the breathtaking Roman architecture in Zaragoza, be awestruck by the Medieval beauty in Montañana and Alquezar. Visit ancient villages, monasteries and castles, and immerse yourself in the peaceful Way of Saint James on the shores of the Ebro river.

Romanesque

After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the continent is reborn. During the tenth century, Master-architects arrived in Spain from Lombardy. They bring construction techniques to build churches and towers that will remain intact for centuries in villages such as Roda de Isábena. The Romanesque art dresses the eastern part of Salvelinus’ territory. To the west, another style is born around the Way of Saint James, with the city of Jaca as its starting point.

Medieval

The Medieval beauty of Aragón brings you to another era. Stone-built medieval villages such as Alquézar, and towns still extraordinarily preserved. Salvelinus will show you how life was in the Middle Ages. Vestiges of the guilds of the time, taverns, and monasteries from where political strategies were devised. In some places, there are still medieval markets where ancient dances, games, food stalls, and songs take place.

Medieval

The Medieval beauty of Aragón brings you to another era. Stone-built medieval villages such as Alquézar, and towns still extraordinarily preserved. Salvelinus will show you how life was in the Middle Ages. Vestiges of the guilds of the time, taverns, and monasteries from where political strategies were devised. In some places, there are still medieval markets where ancient dances, games, food stalls, and songs take place.

Monasteries and Castles

Pilgrims cross the north of the peninsula to find the resting place of the apostle. Multiple paths that bring this spiritual journey to all of Europe converge in the same art and architecture. Temples welcome with their architectural simplicity the principles of Christianity. Romanesque is the code; piety and introspection is the attitude. A beautiful pilgrimage still accessible today a few meters from Salvelinus’ western lodge.

Ancient Villages

Elevated in small hills or hanging on impossible cliffs, a town square, a church. Around it, life makes its way. Corners and openings designed for people, animals, and carriages, not vehicles. Ideal places to explore on foot. Magical elements in the entryways remind us that the worst thing that could happen to the house was the lack of offspring. Sites that still run at a different pace.

Ancient Villages

Elevated in small hills or hanging on impossible cliffs, a town square, a church. Around it, life makes its way. Corners and openings designed for people, animals, and carriages, not vehicles. Ideal places to explore on foot. Magical elements in the entryways remind us that the worst thing that could happen to the house was the lack of offspring. Sites that still run at a different pace.

Zaragoza, Three Cultures

Cesaraugusta, Saraqusta, Zaragoza. The City of the Ebro, embraced by the river. Among the five main cities of Spain today in terms of population and logistics. Its cultural legacy overflows the streets: Roman, Arabic, and Christian heritage intermingled. A lively and vibrant city, fully open to visitors. Enjoy a delicious tapas route across the old town’s narrow streets.

Feel the renaissance of a traditional way of life

Set out on a walk through a National Park, explore the surrounding peaks for views over a spectacular monastery. Stroll along mountain paths, discover rippling white water and serpentine ravines, and savor the most delectable dishes and fine wines surrounded by the magnificent scenery of northern Spain.

Ancient monasteries, castles and villages make great partial day trips if you are seeking something to break up the fishing or if you are a non-angler.

Caleb C.Tennessee. USA

An excellent itinerary where I really enjoyed the company of both my extremely knowledgeable guides, Maria and Judit. The region is spectacular, and the cultural tour of the historical sites was excellent, capped off by a local Festival which was very special.

Ginger SheriffUK

A hiking ending with a massage in the middle of nowhere, exploring the maze-like alleys of ancient medieval towns, an elegant lunch in a centuries-old Abbé, joining the fisherman for a lovely organic meal in a Spanish vineyard and my favorite of all: a really magical day kayaking across a turquoise blue lake to a literally awesome geological formation which contains old Roman ruins.

Randi HollandWashington, USA

A made-to-measure cultural experience

Enjoy an unparalleled cultural experience in symbiosis with the local community. Salvelinus employs its people, celebrates its traditions, and offers guests an honest, authentic experience with a culture that little has changed over the centuries.

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