Goya route in Aragón

  • Goya's house in Fuendetodos

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, one of the greatest artists in the history of painting, was born in a small village of Aragón called Fuendetodos. Here he left many testaments to his artistic talent. We suggest three routes for you to retrace his steps.

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Goya route in Aragón

Itinerary 1: Zaragoza: first section

There are three options for exploring the painter's influence in the province of Aragón. We suggest taking the city of Zaragoza as the ideal place to start your route.
  • Zaragoza. This is the city where Francisco de Goya trained as a painter and received several commissions, including decorating the Coreto dome in the Basilica of El Pilar and the three canvases for the altar of San Fernando Church. You can round off your exploration of Goya's time in the city with a visit to Zaragoza Museum, which houses a permanent collection of his work, and to the Ibercaja "Camón Aznar" Museum (MICAZ), which has a room dedicated to his prints.

Goya route in Aragón

Itinerary 2: Zaragoza to Calatayud

  • Muel. A 27 kilometre journey. You can see frescos made by the painter in the Shrine of Nuestra Señora de la Fuente.
  • Villanueva de Huerva. A 16 kilometre journey. A land of vineyards between mountains and valleys.
  • Fuendetodos. A journey of only 6 kilometres. In the town of his birth, you can visit the House and Prints Museum of Goya, with a selection of the artist's graphic works.
  • Calatayud. A 75 kilometre journey. The last stop on the route is San Juan el Real Church. Here you can see the work of the young Goya (20 years old).

Goya route in Aragón

Itinerary 3: Zaragoza to Pedrola

  • Alagón. A 25 kilometre journey. The San Antonio Monastery of the Jesuits in Alagón has a fresco by Goya in the dome over the main stairway.
  • Remolinos. A 9 kilometre journey. Visit the parish church, where the paintings on the dome supports were commissioned to Goya.
  • Pedrola. An 11 kilometre journey. The Palace of the Dukes of Villahermosa has several Goya paintings on view.

Goya route in Aragón

Itinerary 4: Zaragoza to Huesca

  • Cartuja de Aula Dei Monastery. An 11 kilometre journey. Goya made the eleven mural paintings in its church, of which seven remain today.
  • Huesca. A 72 kilometre journey. You can see several engravings and prints by Goya in the Provincial Museum. Do not miss the series of lithographs known as The Bulls of Bordeaux.

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Goya route in Aragón

Practical information

How to complete the route:
By car

Approximate time:
It can be done in a weekend.

Best time of year:
All year round