Today was a GREAT day! I finally made it to the monastery and we were so happy we bought the tickets on the bus from Jaca! It included the entrance fee to the new and old monasteries. Both were spectacular and this is a highly recommended way to see this site.
Walking on the glass floor above the excavation really made it easy to imagine what life was like in this monastery. Be sure to wear your jacket inside.. it's quite cold!
Nothing could have prepared me for the beauty of the old Monastery.
You just have to see it for yourself.
We walked down the suggested 'easy' trail to Santa Cruz de Seros and from there took the main road down to the highway where we picked up the Camino.
I do NOT recommend the trail which is not easy at all.
Rather it is covered with very dangerously loose rocks.
This is a perfect place to turn an ankle so take the road instead or be very careful.
The trail took about 1.5 hours and 3 hours to get to Santa Celia.
About half way, you enter a small village.
There is a pretty church you can explore if it is open.
From there, you walk the road.
Even though we walked the road there was little traffic.
|Interesting rock formation|
|There were wheat fields full of poppies|
|No traffic to speak of and easy walking|
|Sta. Celia at last!|
A taxi from Santa Celia could cost up to 30 euros
and the entrance fee is 11 euros
so the bus from Jaca at 14 euros was a great value !