In Calatayud take the C-202 road to Nuévalos to reach this Stone Monastery (114km from Zaragoza). It is Cistercian, founded by King Alfonso II in 1195. There are still some Gothic parts of the cloister and a tower remaining and the whole building was restored in the 16th century. Chocolate was cooked in its kitchen for the first time in Europe by a monk who had returned from México. The place is incredibly beautiful and is 780m high, on the Piedra River and has ponds, waterfalls, caves and forests. There are two restaurants. The seventeenth-century building where the monks' cells were is now a hotel. Ideal for spending a day outdoors.
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