Alquézar and the Sierra de Guara are, without a doubt, a unique environment here you can enjoy nature. You can do many and varied activities.
We list you some!
Its strategic location, in the eastern part of the Pre-Pyrenees makes us have a unique micro-climate that guarantees mild temperatures and long sunny days, which will make you enjoy fantastic excursions.
The offer of activities is very varied, ranging from easy hiking routes or quiet walks through the medieval town to large walls of calcareous rock and spectacular ravines for lovers of climbing or adventure sports. Without forgetting the ornithological tourism with great presence of rupicolous birds or ethnological since we are in full “Denominación de Origen Somontano”.
Declared Historic Site in 1992 and more recently named one of the most beautiful
villages of Spain( http://www.lospueblosmasbonitosdeespana.org/aragon/alquezar )
It is located in a unique enclave on the Vero River Canyon, its Collegiate Castle sits on an imposing limestone rock and at its feet spreads the village in the shape of a half moon symbol of its Arab origin.
It is recommended to walk its narrow streets to check that they continue to maintain their medieval physiognomy, in them find half-point portals, eaves, balconies, shields and the typical callizos (covered passages that connect some
things with others on the street).
You should not miss the most emblematic places: the Portalón Gótico that gives access to the town, its irregular Plaza Porticada, the Casa Fabián Ethnological Museum or the Vicon Viewpoint from where you can see the barraco of the
Vero River. Walking through its streets you will reach the spectacular Collegiate Church of Santa María la Mayor, which houses many treasures.
It has its origin in the old Arab fortress of the 9th century and from which its walls and towers are still preserved … and which later passed into Christian hands when it was conquered by Sancho Ramírez in 1064.
Since then the passing of the centuries and the different artistic currents, have left their mark, the primitive Romanesque temple is only preserved the atrium decorated with original historiated capitals and the imposing carving of a Holy Christ of the thirteenth century. Later, in the 14th century, the Gothic cloister was built, which takes advantage of and integrates the Romanesque arcades. The current church was built in Gothic-Renaissance style in the sixteenth century.