Monday, September 25, 2023

The period opens to do the waterway through Zaragoza for free: from Muel to Fuendetodos

The Zaragoza Provincial Council (DPZ) ends its program of free bus routes to publicize the province’s lesser known heritage. The final excursion is called “A Province of Water”, and will visit enclaves such as the Roman dams of Muel and Almoncid de la Cuba, the medieval bridge of Villanueva de Huerva or the monumental frieze of Culroya in Fuendetodos.

What to see on the Zaragoza route

There are many points of interest along the ‘A Province of Water’ route, inevitable stops that enrich the experience. The hermitage of the Virgen de la Fuente and the Roman dam of Muel are two examples.such as the Medieval Bridge of Villanueva de Huerva, the Calroya’s monumental refrigerator in Fuendetodos (the city has several: in fact, some even have permanent sponsors, such as football stadiums), the Romanesque hermitage of San Nicolás and the Roman site of La Malena at Azuara, recently recovered, and the Roman dam of Almoncid de la Cuba, a Jewel of the first century that can only be seen in a unique way for four years, with the footbridge that the municipality boastsAnd that leads to a very colorful circular path.

Calroya'S Commemorative Refrigerator In Fuendetodos.
Calroya’s commemorative refrigerator in Fuendetodos.
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Sign-up should note that food is not included. However, the excursion is designed so that passengers can access to toilets and other services such as cafeterias and restaurants, Stop for lunch will be made around 1:50 pm for 70 minutes Municipal restaurant of Azuara. The menu will cost €15 per person and will include pasta salad and roast chicken with potatoes. Drinks and dessert are included.

The itinerary is subject to modifications depending on the circumstances

  • 10.00 Departure from Zaragoza (Diputados Street. Aljaferia Bus Stop)
  • 10.30 Visit to the Hermitage Virgen de la Fuente and the Roman Dam of Muel
  • 11.30 Return to bus
  • 12.00 Stop at Villanueva de Huerva Bridge
  • 12.30 break
  • 13.00 Stop at the refrigerator in Culroya de Fuendetodos
  • 13.50 Lunch at the municipal restaurant of Azuara.
  • 15.00 Visit to the Hermitage of San Nicolás de Azuara
  • 15.30 Visit to Malena de Azuara
  • 16.20 Return to bus
  • 16.45 Visit to the Roman Dam of Almonacid de la Cuba
  • 17.15 Return to Zaragoza
  • 18.30 Arrival in Zaragoza (Diputados Street. Aljaferia Bus Stop)

Deadline to sign up for the excursion “A province of water”

The route will depart from Zaragoza on two consecutive Sundays, 11 and 18 June at 10.00 (Diputados Street. Aljaferia Bus Stop) and return to the same place of departure around 18.30. DPZ will start the sign up period for the first date this Monday, June 5th. Advance booking of place online is mandatory. Reservation for the 18th June route will be available from 7:00 PM on 12th June.

routes promoted by DPZ

These routes have been promoted within DPZ European project management model for a single rural heritage (MOMAR). Since last May and during the month of June, thematic tours are being carried out through various places which go unnoticed despite their historical, cultural or environmental interest.

first way, ‘Salt Roads’ took place on 7th, 14th and 21st May and visited Bujaraloz Salineta; the Sastago and Bujaraloj salt marshes; the churches and salt flats of Remolinos; and the old saltworks of Alcalá de Ebro.

May 28 and June 4 the turn of ‘unusual places’, who visited the hermitage of the Cabañas de la Almunia de Dona Godina; Rodanas Monastery and Julio Lassanta’s House of God in Epila; Ojos de Pontil in Rueda de Jalon; the geysers of Pozuelo de Aragon; and Buretta’s Enchanted Burosque.

Management Model for Single Rural Heritage (MOMAr)

MOMAr is a European project, led by the Provincial Council of Zaragoza, focused on highlighting the existence of territories with problems of population decline, aging and underutilization of resources, and whose identity is marked by a rich heritage .

In some cases, they have UNESCO heritage, but their management institutions have not finished defining their models of action in the context of cultural and natural resources or have simply borrowed models that do not correspond to regional reality. .

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