Monasterio de Piedra

If there is one place where art, nature and water go hand-in-hand, it is the Monasterio de Piedra Monastery.

Located in Nuévalos, the monastery is a natural park in which the Piedra River has formed a series of imposing and wonderful waterfalls, a lake with crystal clear waters and caves of impressive beauty in the splendour of a green park. The park offers us a pleasant experience thanks to a tour of about two and a half hours through an unusual garden, where the sound of water in the waterfalls, caves and lakes leads us through a place of dreams. In addition, from March to October you can enjoy a wonderful exhibition on the free flight of birds of prey.


The visit is completed by a guided tour through the 12-century Cistercian monastery, of which several rooms can still be visited and which combines different art styles. It is said that it was in these rooms that the first chocolate was produced in the European continent. It is also the home of the Calatayud Denomination of Origin Wine Museum, which reveals all the secrets of this drink to us in an entertaining way.

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Ruta del Agua y del Mudéjar

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The Park and the Waterfalls of the Monasterio de Piedra Monastery

When visiting the Jardín Histórico (Historical Garden) de Monasterio de Piedra, we enter a surprising landscape, a true garden where vegetation and water are the main characters. On this spectacular itinerary along paths and paths, we encounter beautiful waterfalls, streams, lakes and caves in the shade of centennial trees and an extraordinary flora. Its unusual geological location, fed by the Rio Piedra River, forms a unique space with an amazing variety of flora and fauna. It is no coincidence that the first fish farm in Spain was established here 150 years ago, and it is considered to be an ecosystem of exceptional biological wealth.