What to do during your stay
Alquézar, known for its castle-collegiate dedicated to Saint Mary Major of Muslim origin, and the medieval charm of its streets and houses that retain the typical architecture of the area.
A stroll through this magnificent village is the first interesting activity to do
From Alquézar you can perform numerous activities in the natural environment, which mainly includes canyoning, climbing, hiking and mountain biking.
Long distance paths GR 45, GR 17 and a stretch of historic path GR1 that is short distance (Wine Route PR HU-71 and Transhumance Route PR HU-72).
Simple and educational walks designed for the whole family,
such as the Route of the Vero River Bridges.
In the setting of Alquézar we find the Vero River Cultural Park, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998 due to the extraordinary collection of archaeological sites and more than 60 shelters of cave paintings, which comprise one of the most unique collections in the Iberian Peninsula.
Guided tours are available and you can visit museums and interpretation centres:
- Vero River Interpretation Centre in Castillazuelo.
- Guara Mountain Range and Canyon Interpretation Centre in Bierge.
- Casa Fabián Ethnological Museum in Alquézar.
- Interpretation Centre of legends and traditions in Adahuesca.
- Buera Old mill or grindstone. In Buera.
- Rock art Interpretation Centre in Colungo.
ALQUÉZAR TOURIST OFFICE: 9:00 to 13:30 and 16:30 to 20:00. Phone: +34 974 318 940
The National Park of the Guara Mountain Range and Canyons also stand out for having the most spectacular natural sites in the entire region. Its cliffs are home to unique plants, valuable species that live only in the rocks of the gorges of the mountains. These cliffs also serve as a refuge for one of the more rapacious bird colonies in Europe.
Somontano is one of the last places on earth where endangered species such as the osprey are able to live and reproduce. These rocks host pairs of ospreys, griffons, vultures, golden eagles, hawks and eagle owls. The enormous wealth of birds resulted in the park being declared a Special Bird Protection Zone.
The Somontano region is also a land of wines. Currently there are over 4,000 hectares of vineyards and 20 wineries throughout the Somontano Designation of Origin. In this designation of origin, exquisite young, crianza, and reserva wines are produced with intense aromas, fruity palates, bright colours and low graduation that are prized in traditional cuisine.
LINKS OF INTEREST:
INFORMATION SIERRA DE GUARA AND SOMONTANO:
- Asociación de empresarios de la Sierra de Guara: www.guara.org
- Comarca Somontano: www.turismosomontano.es
- Parque Cultural del río Vero: www.parqueculturalriovero.com
- Radiquero: http://www.radiquero.com/
- Ayuntamiento Alquezar:www.alquezar.es
- Avalancha Barranquismo y Aventura: www.avalancha.org
- Guías de Montaña y Barrancos: www.guiasboira.com
- Actividades de aventura y turismo activo en la Sierra de Guara, Huesca y Pirineos. Guías de barrancos, montaña y naturaleza: www.guiasdebierge.com
- Guía de descenso de Barrancos y Escalada: www.guiasbuenaventura.es
- Guías de Barrancos: http://tronaventuras.com/
- Hípica de Bierge:http://blog.hipicabierge.es/
- Guara Segway: http://www.guarasegway.com/
ACEITES EN EL SOMONTANO:
AGENCIA DE ENOTURISMO:
TALLER DE NEOPRENO:
PROTECTORA DE ANIMALES: