Hotel in Sierra Guara. Hotel Santa María de Alquezar - Museums in Guara

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Museums and interpretation centers in Guara

Museos en la Sierra de Guara


In the region of Somontano there is a net of Interpretation Centres that offer to the visitors an alternative image of the different aspects of present and ancient life stiles in the area. These centres promote legends, traditions, cave paintings, Romanic architecture, gothic paintings, Vero River, Guara canyons, pottery, etc.

Some of the most representative museums are:

  • Diocesan Museum of Barbastro: important works Romanesque-Gothic
  • Casa Fabian: Ethnological Museum of Alquézar: a compendium of tools, furniture, tools of ancient life in the Sierra.
  • Claretian Martyrs Museum.
  • Wine space in the complex of San Julian and Santa Lucia in Barbastro

Interpretation Centers

  • Interpretation Center Leyendas de Guara.
  • Interpretation Center Aceite de Buera.
  •  Interpretation Center Arte Rupestre de Colungo.
  • Interpretation Center Sierra y los Cañones de Guara.
  • Interpretation Center  Alfareria de Naval

Other places of interest

  • Bierge, Morrano, Rodellar: It is highly recommended to visit la Iglesia Parroquial de Santiago Apóstol  (s. XVI), la Ermita de San Fructuoso (s. XIII) y el Centro de Interpretación de la Sierra y los Cañones de Guara.
  • Laluenga, Ponzano, Lascellas, etc.: a singular route with incredible well and fountains that since the middle age supplied all these villages with water.
  • Ruta de los Árboles Monumentales: Incredible trees scattered across the region with the millenarian oak or the great olive of Colunga.
  • El Monasterio del Pueyo: A monastery located on a conic hill of 603 metres high. The current sanctuary is of primitive gothic stile, brought by Cisterns monks from the south of France in the end of XIII century. The construction of the temple, could be fixed between 1.275 and 1.300.
  • Las Salinas de Naval: There are two salines near the village that are very famous due to their age. Currently it is use the one of La Rolda which is besides the river Lastre and in summer there is a Bar and a swimming pool with salt water. The ancient Alfolíes, or salt warehouse, are beside the Plaza Mayor, and are from 1274

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Customer reviews

Charming hotel with comfortable modern rooms, good prices and very friendly, professional service. The Medieval town of Alquezar is simply a must-see. And the nature surrounding the area is amazing: turquoise river with white beaches, the crystal water winding down dramatic canyons, green lush vegetation, a nature reserve for all kinds of large birds (vultures, eagles...) which are perfectly visible. Take a long hike along the "Pasarelas" (special hanging tracks over the river Vero) or practice more daring "canyoning" going in and out of the water in one of the many rivers in the area. The location is a wonderful valley just below the Pyrenees. Close by is the wine growing area of Somontano so you can also do wine tasting activities. A place not to be missed!

Maria| May2012

Contact Info

  • TEL. +34 974318436   
  • FAX. +34  974318435   
  • Arrabal s/n
  • 22141 Alquézar - Huesca
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