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“Waterworld?”

Monasterio de Piedra
Ranked #2 of 150 things to do in Zaragoza
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Waterworld?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

We visited as part of a long weekend in Zaragoza. If you don't have personal transport, there is a 9.00am departure from the bus station which get you gets you back about 7.30pm.

The park itself is beautifully maintained. The walk through the waterfalls is a stunning way to spend a couple of hours. Beware! some of the ups and downs along the trek are demanding. The monastery itself is quite a special place. Legend has it that this is where chocolate was first made in Europe. We bought some of their "chocolate puro" and it is very good. There are good and inexpensive dining options. We took a bottle of the local Catalyud wine. The marked up restaurant price of this very good wine was less than €7. Glad we made the time to do this excursion.

Visited September 2013
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“Mediocre”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

The tourism office will recommend this place to everyone and the locals adore it. That's why, if you go, be prepared to find it overrun with families. There are dozens of places in Aragon which are just as, if not much more beautiful than this park which has man-made causeways and waterfalls and is also very expensive for a park.

Visited June 2013
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Kerry
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“Lovely park, interesting tour of the monasterio, but very expensive.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Well worth visiting if you are in the area or are visiting the Zaragoza area by car. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the monastery, and the park was fantastic. However, entry was 15 euro and I really couldn't understand why it was so expensive but then I found out, as the guide told me, that it is privately owned and is run as a business. If you are going by bus prepare yourself for a long wait in the evening. I was finished the tour, the lovely walks around the park, had done the compulsory trot around the gift shop, and had had lunch by 3 and the bus does not come until 5. There is nothing to do on the grounds in the interim so bring a book!

Visited July 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Don't miss if you are in Zaragoza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

We spent one of our days in Zaragoza (the city) driving to the monastery, which was about an hour away. We had GPS, but it is well-marked when you get close. The monastery is pretty fascinating and if you ask for some info in English, they will give you a sheet which provides some history. The bird show was unique (cannot believe how well--trained they are), but I wish we had known Spanish to really get the full flavor of it.

The highlight for us was the hiking. Waterfalls, caves, lots of natural beauty. Even my 15 year old daughter, who tries to avoid hiking like the plague, declared this one of her favorite activities on our trip. Well worth the time.

Visited July 2013
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“Love it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

Just clean and stunning, lots of great bars and restaurants and water falls. Lovely city. Lots to visit and expletive watching is fascinating

Visited June 2013
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