SOUTH   IBERIAN

This trip has its routes in the Iberian Peninsula from Madrid, Toledo, Salamanca and Lisboa to the beaches of the south of both countries, and returns along the east coast of Spain.

 

All the travel:

 

 1 – Berga _ Zaragoza-(AS) - 323 Km

 2 – Zaragoza-(AS) _ Guadalajara _ Madrid-(AP) - 317 Km

 3 – Madrid 

 4 – Madrid _ Pinto-(AS) _ Toledo-(AP) - 87,2 Km

 5 – Toledo _ Pinto-(AS) _ Manzanares El Real _ El Escorial _ Ávila-(AP) - 232 Km

 6 – Ávila _ Salamanca - 107 Km

​ 7 – Salamanca

​ 8 – Salamanca _ Guijuelo _ La Alberca _ Ciudad Rodrigo _ Vilar Formoso-(AS) _ Guarda-(AS)- 239 Km

​ 9 – Guarda _ Luso _ Coimbra-(AS) – 163 Km

10 – Coimbra _ Condeixa-a-Velha _ Leiria _ Batalha-(AS) _ Alcobaça _ Fátima-(L) - 150 Km

11 - Fátima _ Tomar _ Óbidos-(AS) _ Peniche _ Mafra _ Sintra-(AS) - 277 Km

12 – Sao Pedro de Penaferrim (Sintra) - (AS)
13 – Sao Pedro (Sintra) _ Cabo da Roca _ Lisboa-1 - 61,9 Km

14 – Lisboa - 2

15 – Lisboa - 3

16 – Lisboa-(AS) _ Azeitäo _ Évora-(AP)- 157 Km

17 – Évora _ Evoramonte _ Viana _ Beja _ Silves-(AS) - 276 Km

18 – Silves_Carvoeiro_Praia da Marinha-(AP)_Faro(AP)_Tavira-(AP)_Vila Real de S. António-(AS)_Mazagón_

          La Rábida-(L) - 248 Km

19 – La Rábida _ Moguer-(AS) _ El Rocío _ Sevilla-(AS) - 145 Km

20 – Sevilla – 1

21 – Sevilla – 2 

22 – Sevilla – 3 

23 – Sevilla _ Jerez-(AP) _ Cádiz-(AP) - 135 Km

24 – Cádiz-(AP) 

25 – Cádiz _ Carmona-(AS) _ Écija _ Córdoba-(L/AS) - 292 Km

26 – Córdoba – 1 

27 – Córdoba _ Almodóvar del Rio _ Medina Azahara _ Córdoba-2- (L) - 57,6 Km

28 – Códoba _ Setenil de las Bodegas _ Ronda(AP) - 164 Km

29 – Ronda _ Parauta-(AS) _ Marbella _ Mijas _ Torremolinos _ Málaga-(AS) - 140 Km

30 – Málaga

31 – Málaga _ Torre del Mar _ Nerja _ Granada-(AS-C) - 184 Km

32 – Granada – 1

33 – Granada – 2

34 – Granada – 3 - La Alhambra

35 – Granada _ Alcalá la Real _ Priego de Córdoba-(AS) _ Baeza-(AS) _ Úbeda-(AS) _ Cazorla(AP) - 263 Km

36 – Cazorla _ Santo Tomé _ Puebla de Don Fadrique-(AS) _ Caravaca de la Cruz(AP) - 213 Km

37 – Caravaca de la Cruz _ Mula-(AS) _ Murcia _ Elx-(L) - 144 Km

38 – Elx _ Novelda _ Guadalest _ Fonts de L'Algar _ Calp(AS) - 166 Km

39 – Calp _ Gandía _ Valencia _ Betera-(AS) - 147 Km

40 – Valencia - 1 

41 – Valencia - 2  

42 – Betera-(AS) _ Oropesa _ Peñíscola - 148 Km

43 – Peñíscola _ Lleida _ Cervera - 248 Km

 

                          Meaning of the points, example :    -(AS)  or  -(L-C)  and other

 

                            AS = Motorhome service area             C = Camping
                            AP = Motorhome parking area             L = Discretionary parking

1 - Berga _ Zaragoza-(AS) - 323 Km

41.683137, -0.890217 - Zaragoza -(AS) -- New area in Zaragoza. In front there is TRAM stop.

 

 

Walking Zaragoza - 4,4 Km

Aljafería Palace ** - The palace, now the seat of the Parliament of Aragon, was a palace taifal XI to XII century, built by the second king of the dynasty of the Banu Hud, who reigned in Taifa of Zaragoza between 1046 and 1081. Around a rectangular courtyard, porches and buildings are arranged with delicate stalactite and chiseled capitals. The private mosque of the emirs, retains the mihrab and its fantastic arches. The throne room, amazed by the spectacular golden roof and painted wood.
In the thirteenth century, the palace became a residence of the crown of Aragon. From this period are a series of rooms in the era of King Pedro IV carved ceilings decorated with splendid Aragonese Mudejar art.

 

Ticket € 5  -  Retirees and students € 1
From 10.00 to 14.00 - Guided tours: 10.30  - 11.30  - 12.30
From 16.30 to 20.00 - Guided tours: 16.30  - 17.30  - 18.30 hours

 

If there is plenary of the Parliament of Aragon, on Thursday all day and Friday morning, the palace is closed to visitors. Thursday and Friday that no plenary and in the months of January, July and August you can visit the palace every day with the schedule already indicated. 

 

Church of San Pablo - (Plaza San Pablo) This church replaces the small Romanesque hermitage of San Blas. The present church is the result of a series of additions that were expanding the original nucleus of the fourteenth century, the most valuable testimony of Mudejar style in Zaragoza. 

 

Torreón de Fortea - Tower of square plant, with low stone and brick elevational, is a conserved civil architecture of the fifteenth century example. The Tower, were attached in the XVI century, two buildings on either side. The Torrenueva Street, is a Renaissance palace of the nobility, whose upper arches are similar to those of the tower. In 1785, in the basement of the tower, Joaquín Fortea installed its trade cloths in a store that is still preserved. 

 

Torreón de la Zuda - The tower of the Zuda, would have been sarakustí tower fortress, built on a tower of the Roman wall. On December 18, 1118 Muslims surrender and took the city Alfonso the Fighter and occupies the tower of the Zuda, will be his residence. From the thirteenth century, the Crown of Aragon change of residence to the Palace of Aljafería. What we see of the tower is the rebuilding of the XVI century. Today is Municipal Tourist Office and you can visit the lookout point on the 5th floor.  

 

Our Lady of Pilar * - The second cathedral of Zaragoza was designed to 1677. It is a quadrangle with four corner towers and a large central dome. The frescoes of the vaults are Goya, Bayeu and Alejandro González Velázquez. The chapel of the Virgin is a tiny church that houses in a niche the pillar and Gothic wooden image of the Virgin.

 

La Lonja * - As Barcelona, Valencia and Palma de Mallorca, cities of the Kingdom of Aragon, Zaragoza available in the XVI century of a Lonja (A sort of headquarters Exchange). These buildings transition from Gothic to plateresque are among the most beautiful in the Spanish civil architecture.

 

La Seo ** - (The Seat) The first cathedral of San Salvador of Zaragoza, stands where it was the Roman temple of the forum, after the Visigoth church and later the Muslim mosque. In the late twelfth century, its construction began under the late Romanesque. The temple was expanded in the late fourteenth century in Gothic style, with apses and the upper wall of the Parroquieta, masterpiece of Zaragoza Mudejar. In the sixteenth century the dome, a valuable Mudejar shows, and also the chapel of Gabriel Zaporta (1578) with alabaster altarpiece is built.  In the seventeenth and eighteenth century that completes its exterior appearance are the Baroque tower and the classicist gateway.

 

Teatro Romano - Remains of the Roman theater built in the first half of the first century A.C. (governments of Tiberius and Claudius) in Caesar Augusta, current Zaragoza. It had a capacity of about six thousand spectators. It was in use until the third century that their materials were reused to build walls and other buildings. In 1973 an archaeological survey it brought to light and now you can visit under the Cesaraugusta Theatre Museum.  

 

Santa Maria Magdalena Church - Was built in the fourteenth century replacing a Romanesque church. It is a single nave church, with chapels between the buttresses and polygonal head. its orientation is changed in the reform of the eighteenth century with the new gateway where the apse was. The primitive cover with archivolts is blinded in the Mayor Street.

 

Arco y Casa del Dean - Arch and Dean House - Is one of the most emblematic places of Zaragoza. The arch was built in the thirteenth century to communicate the new Dean house with the cathedral, (Dean is the second after the prelate). The actual arch, is a reworking of the fourteenth century with the windows of Gothic-Mudejar tracery. 

On the web we cannot include travel maps, but it is possible to acquire a pdf of all the stages in Spanish or English, with full-color maps of arrivals at tourist sites and with citys walk maps of the 43 stages of this trip, for the modest price of € 5 on the last page 43.  The price is symbolic for you to order the PDF when you really need it.