Cultural visits

Cultural visits

The Sobrarbe has a rich cultural heritage as a result of many centuries of human presence. We suggest to visit some of the most interesting sites in the river Cinca valley and its surroundings.

Villa de Ainsa: medieval village declared National Historic and Artistic Monument. Sites of interest are the old market square, the romanic Santa María Church (XI-XII) and the Castle (XI-XVIII).

Boltaña: together with Aínsa this is the largest locality in the Comarca and an administrative centre. Important sights are the old town and the San Pedro Church (XVI) -which hosts a choir that originates from the San Vitorián Monastery-, and the remains of a XIth century castle.

Dolmen de Tella and Bear Cave: at the entrance of the village of Tella you find the dolmen, testimony of its 3000 years history. There are organised visits to the paleontological Bear Cave.

The Tella Hermitage walk: during this circular walk that starts from the village you visit the San Juan and Pablo hermitage (XI) most probably the oldest of the Sobrarbe, the Fajanillas hermitage and the Virgen de la Peña (Our Lady of the Rock) hermitage while enjoying exceptional views of the Escuaín gorge.

Vió Church: romanic style (XII). Though they are reproductions of the originals which are conserved in the Diocesan Museum of the Barbastro cathedral, the frescos inside are most interesting.

San Vicente de Labuerda Church: romanic style (XII). Conserves a beautiful gothic altarpiece and an interesting “esconjuradero”, a peculiar construction used for rituals to chase away the thunderstorms.

The San Vitorián Monastery: considered to be the oldest monastery in Spain (506-510). During the Middle Ages it was very important as a political and religious centre. The nearby villages of Araguás and Pueyo de Araguás are worth visiting.

San Juan de Toledo: romanic church with interesting frescos, situated on the base of the Peña Montañesa mountain.

Muro de Roda: walled site (XII) with the Santa María church (XII) inside, dominating the valleys of La Fueva and the Cinca river. Declared Site of Special Cultural Interest. You reach Muro taking a dirt road from Tierrantona.

Castle of Samitier: a religous and military compound (XI) formed by a romanic church and the tower of a castle. From here you enjoy spectacular views of the Mediano dam and the Entremon gorge.