The town of Broto is the natural head of the Valley of Broto, and has traditionally been the meeting place of the Conzello of Broto, an institution of the valley that formerly served as a parliament and council of all people of the valley.
The original church, it still carries out religious events, was built in the eleventh century, with a Romanesque Pyrenean style. Since the sixteenth century religious services are held in the largest church of San Pedro. The Romanesque church is known today as the chapel of Mercy.
Torla – Ordesa (19km)
Ordesa-Torla is the gateway to the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park and the valley of Broto. Part of the municipality is occupied by the natural monument of the Pyrenean glaciers.
Its name is attributed to a derivation of “tower” referring to the defensive tower that existed to defense the valley against incursions from French territory since the era of Juan II of Aragon. This fortress is supposed built where today stands the beautiful Romanesque church on a rock overlooking the valley.
The capital of Vio valley. On the road linking Fanlo with Sarvisé, is the forest Pardina del Senor, which is, according to many, the forest in Europe most spectacular in autumn. Firs, beeches, maples, poplars, hazels in a perfect combination of form and color that makes the mountains look like a pointillist painting.
In Fanlo we can find examples of Altoaragon towered houses such as Señor de Fanlo’s House and Casa Ruba. Its parish church belongs to the fifteenth century Gothic style and keeps a valuable carving of the twelfth century.
The medieval hilltop village of Ainsa, looming high above the modern town below, is a stunning example of a place that time forgot. As you walk around its perfectly preserved stone buildings, it’s impossible to believe it isn’t the set of a period drama and from its commanding position the panoramic views it affords, especially across the La Peña Montañesa, take the breathe away.
Ainsa’s history traces its way all the way to the 8th century, as people took refuge in the hills following the Muslim conquest of the Iberian Peninsular. Organised by national hero Garci-Ximenez, the rag-tag army pushed back the invaders at the Battle of Sobrarbe, where today the Covered Cross stands as a monument.
Jaca is a city of northeastern Spain near the border with France, in the midst of the Pyrenees in the province of Huesca. Jaca, a fort on the Aragón River at the crossing of two great early medieval routes. It was the fortified city out of which the County and Kingdom of Aragon developed: Jaca was the capital of Aragon until 1097 and also the capital of Jacetania.
The city is located in the depression of the Channel Berdún, 818 meters, on a fluvioglaciar terrace on the left bank of the river Aragon at the exit of the valley of Canfranc, just outside the elbow formed by the river to change direction north-south east-west bearing on the Canal de Berdún.
Sallent de Gállego (60km)
Sallent de Gallego is a municipality in the county of Alto Gállego, north of the province of Huesca. It is located along the Lanuza reservoir at the foot of the highest peaks of the mountain range, close to the border with France. His term is the capital of Valle de Tena.
Sallent de Gallego is crossed by rivers Aguas Limpias and Gallego, both born within the municipal term itself and converging near the city center. From Sallent de Gallego there is a way by which you can walk to the area known as “El saliente” or “Salto de Aguaslimpias”, a small waterfall that gave the town its name.
Located at the confluence of the Barrosa and Cinca Rivers. The town gathers around the Main Square, where we find the Town Hall and its outstanding Renaissance facade. Inside, we can visit the Bielsa Ethnologic Museum.
Carnivals are held in February during three days. Young people get dressed up as trangas, in ram furs and horns, ringing a bell and brandish a big stick, called tranga, in order to scare children with an evil smile made up with teeth of potatoes. Women dress in white and cover their faces. They wear a short skirt, and some of them wear casings, with silk headscarves tied up with ribbons. Other traditional costumes are the amontato and the caballet, depicting a man on an old lady and on a horse, respectively.
Plan lies on the right bank of the Cinqueta River. During the 1980’s, it was a famous village, because of its “single party”, therefore becoming an item of international news, since women from all around the world came to Plan in order to find a love mate. As a consequence of this “caravan of women”, some marriages were contracted.
Although this is a high village, they are regarded as people from the riverside. Plan is the head of the municipality, which comprises Saravillo, Señés and Serveto.
Graus is a municipality located in the south of the Ribagorza region, at the confluence of the Isábena and Ésera rivers. The town counts among its streets and squares, with an exceptional heritage bestowed in 1975, the declaration of Historic and Artistic.
The first urban perspective that offers visitors is a beautiful rock where stands the Basilica of Nuestra Señora de la Peña.
Alquézar is a municipality in the region of Barbastro Somontano, is located in the Sierra and canyons of Guara Natural Park, ideal for the practice of adventure sports as the descent of canyons, caving, canyoning, climbing, hiking, horseback riding and mountain bike routes.
Medieval town with a charming urban area in a privileged natural surrounding. It has a medieval-style arcaded square with arched portals and surrounded by buildings of the XIV and XV centuries. Its narrow cobbled streets, make you go back to the Middle Ages. In 1982 it was declared a Historic-Artistic.
Panillo Buddhist temple (82km)
The Dag Shang Kagyu is a Buddhist temple belonging to the branch of Tibetan Buddhism. It is located in the north of the province of Huesca, in the town of Panillo.
It was founded in 1984 as a center dedicated to the study and practice of Buddhism. The center is run by the spiritual authority of Ven. Drubgyu Lama Tenpa and is home to approximately eight Lamas, Western and Tibetan-Bhutanese and to several residents and staff come from different parts of Spain and other countries.
Saint Lary Soulan (92km)
French town located 20 km. Typical French pretty well endowed in recreational and commercial aspects, very close ski area and a beautifully preserved natural environment. We must highlight the Light Peak cable car from where you can admire the surroundings.