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SPANISH ROYAL TOUR QUEEN LETIZIA AND KING FELIPE VISITED JACA IN ARAGON

The Spanish Royal Tour continues, King Felipe and Queen Letizia visited Aragon, an autonomous community located in northeastern Spain on July 8, 2020. Aragon comprises three provinces: Huesca, Zaragoza, and Teruel.

Their Majesties toured Jaca, a city in the province of Huesca, near the Pyrenees and the border with France.

This royal tour is part of the campaign “Spain for Sure”. The campaign promote tourists to visit Spain after COVID-19 pandemic.



Royal Monastery of San Juan de la Peña

First, King Felipe and Queen Letizia visited The monastery of San Juan de la Peña, a religious complex in the town of Santa Cruz de la Serós, at the south-west of Jaca, in the province of Huesca.

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San Juan de la Peña was one of the most important monasteries in Aragon in the Middle Ages. Its two-level church is partially carved in the stone of the great cliff that overhangs the foundation. San Juan de la Peña means “Saint John of the Cliff”.

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A general view of the monastery at San Juan de la Peña.

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Walkabout in Jaca

Later, Their Majesties toured the streets of Jaca and the most emblematic areas of the city.

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King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia wave to well wishers in the downtown area of Jaca.

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Felipe VI and Queen Letizia received a warm welcome of the Jacetanos who gathered on their way to the Cathedral of San Pedro.



Cathedral of San Pedro

At the Cathedral of San Pedro, after protocol and greetings, the director of the Diocesan Museum, explained to King Felipe and Queen Letizia the tradition of placing a white flag on the highest point of the Cathedral, a symbol that indicates that the city is free of epidemic and that gave free passage to the pilgrims who had to follow The Camino de Santiago, known in English as Way of St. James.

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Jaca Ice Pavilion

Lastly, Their Majesties made their way to The Jaca Ice Pavilion (Spanish: Pabellon de Hielo de Jaca), where they held a working meeting with representatives of the Aragón tourism sector, chaired by the president of the Confederation of Hospitality and Tourism Companies of Aragon, Luis Vaquer.



King Felipe and Queen Letizia received explanations about the Aragón Tourism Sector Shock Plan to combat the crisis generated by Covid-19.

Tourism is one of the most important sectors to Aragon economy. Inland tourism has the opportunity to be the first to recover, since the behavior of travelers is going to reinforce non-crowded destinations, proximity tourism, in contact with nature, in short, sustainable tourism.



Royal Fashion: Queen Letizia of Spain

The Queen wore new cream Massimo Dutti Puff Sleeve Sweater, Emporio Armani Cady Trouser, black Castaner Carina wedges, gold bamboo hoops earrings and Karen Hallam Signature Ring.

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