As part of their “Spain for Sure” Campaign, today, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain visited the Huesca Province in the autonomous community of Aragon. The Royal Couple toured the old Monastery of San Juan De la Peña in Jaca, the capital Alto Aragonesa and held a working meeting with the tourism sector of Aragon.
The day began with a tour of the heart of the Aragonese Pyrenees – the Old Monastery of San Juan de la Peña in Pony, Huesca.
They first saw the Conde de Aranda exhibition space, which has been remodelled with new content as the anniversary of Pedro Pablo Abarca de Bolea, the 10th Count of Aranda’s birth, was celebrated in 2019. He was born in Siétamo in 1719.
The couple received a brief history of the historical place during the tour. Felipe and Letizia saw the Cloister; the Church where a copy of the Holy Grail facsimile is located; the neoclassical Royal Pantheon; and the Pantheon of Nobles, where the tomb of the X Count of Aranda is located. Marking the visit, King and Queen unveiled a commemorative plaque before continuing their tour and visiting the exhibition space on the X Conde de Aranda and the Masadería (Medieval Pantheon).
In the heart of the Aragonese Pyrenees is the Protected Landscape of San Juan de la Peña and Monte Oroel, and among them is the most outstanding elements of the Old Monastery of San Juan de la Peña covered by the huge rock that gives it its name featuring an extensive chronology that began in the 10th century.
Inside, the pre-Romanesque church, the paintings of San Cosme and San Damián, from the 12th century, the Pantheon of Nobles, the upper church that was consecrated in 1094, and the Gothic chapel of San Victorián stand out. The work of two different workshops and the Royal Pantheon, in a neoclassical style, from the last third of the 18th century, is still shown in the building.
A video of the visit.
Next, the couple headed towards the town of Jaca, capital of the Aragonese Pyrenees, where they had a small walkabout.
The Royal couple received a very warm welcome during the street walk when they were heading towards the Cathedral of San Pedro.
At the Cathedral, following the long-standing tradition, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain placed a white flag on the highest point of the Cathedral, a symbol that indicates that the city is free of the epidemic and gave free passage to the pilgrims who want to follow the Camino de Santiago. As the Pyrenees are free of epidemics, the flag was raised.
The next stop of the day was Ice Pavillion where Felipe and Letizia held a meeting with authorities representing the tourism sector of Aragon.
Tourism represents more than 8% of the Aragonese GDP and is one of the most important sectors for establishing a population in the territory. Inland tourism has the opportunity to be the first to recover given the rising numbers of careful travellers who are following the guidelines of non-crowded destinations, proximity tourism.
Queen Letizia paired the sweater with her Emporio Armani Cady Trouser that she has in her wardrobe for a long period of time.
Letizia topped her trouser with Hugo Boss Ley-D Belt. Made from black smooth leather the 2.5cm wide belt features an engraved logo on the polished silver buckle.
Another new element of her look was Castaner Carina wedges. The €105 espadrille with wedges is made in cotton canvas and feature a braided fabric on the heel and closed tip rounded with cap. It has sole of vulcanized rubber in black colour. The wedges are currently available on Castaner, Farfetch and MatchesFashion.
Letizia finished the look with her gold bamboo hoops and