LOCAL AREA WHERE TO GO

Easy access to the National Parks of Ordesa, Sierra de Guara and Posets-Maladeta make this a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, whilst the nearby Somontano wine region and wealth of local artisan food producers will satisfy the most keen foodies. Those looking for more cultural activities will not be disappointed by towns such as Aínsa, Jaca and Graus or monasteries such as St Victorian and San Juan de la Pena. Here are just a few suggestions of places to visit…..

Historic towns:
Aínsa

Aínsa castle, pretty medieval town with cobbled square, C12th church and bars and restaurants

Abizanda

Pretty village sits below the C11th tower and church with fine views of the Pyrenees

Jaca

Impressive pentagonal Citadel, Romanesque cathedral, Clock Tower & tapas bars

Alquezar

An old picturesque town with narrow cobbled streets, which lead to a Moorish citadel.

Graus

Famous for its longaniza (sausage), hill-top Basilica and Plaza Mayor with Neoclassical murals

Torla

Beautiful village with pleasant bars and restaurants at the gateway to Ordesa National Park.

National Parks and areas of natural beauty:

Ordesa National Park

Sierra de Guara National Park

Castillo Mayor

Valle de Vio

Valle de Pineta

The Pyrenees from Lake Mediano

Architecture and abandoned villages:

Iglesia de Mediano

Church and Castillo de Samitier

Escuaín

Las Ermitas de Tella

Canfranc station

Basilica de Pilar, Zaragoza

Places to swim and enjoy other outdoor activities:

Río Susía

Río Ara

Canyon near Bielsa

Río Yaga

CYCLING

skiing in Cerler

Vineyards

The wine region of Somontano lies at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains and covers approximately 3000 hectares of vineyards. Grape varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer along with Spanish noble grapes such as Tempranillo. There are over 15 different wineries in the region, many of which offer wine tours and tasting throughout the year. The Somontano wine route, wine bus (summer) and August wine festival enable visitors to experience the very best of the local wine and artisan foods in unforgettable surroundings.

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