Hidden in the high mountains exist a place in Aragon that combines XIX century glamour with modern architecture!
I'm speaking about Balneario de Panticosa or Panticosa Baths!
This place it's not a village but a classical recreational place, in the past it featured thermal baths, casinos, hotels... And now those things became modernized, all surrounded by incredibly high peaks (like Garmo Negro with 3064 metres) and outstanding nature!
This place it's far, about 2 hours by car from Zaragoza, so it's better to start your journey to here from a nearby village or town like Jaca or Formigal.
Until the 90s, this place was one of Spain's most beautiful hidden beauties, with late XIX century buildings that best of those years and gave the place an Austrian feeling (somehow like Grand Hotel Budapest).
But in the 2000s a massive tourism project changed the place forever, ruining many old buildings to make a huge spa center. Nowadays, some parts of the new project are unfinished, but the Spa and hotel are operational!
But this place is also great because its excursions and hikes. Thanks to the starting height (1.600 metres), you can get to upper mountains much faster! In about 1 hour walk you can get to tree-free landscape! And the scenery its outstanding, you can see it in the pictures!
In this section you can learn about the beautiful places that are on my region!