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Municipality



It covers an area of 32,4 Km2
It is distance of 51 Km in Huesca
Located at an altitude of 660 m
In 1996 had a population of right 303 inhabitants
Belongs to the county (Comarca) Somontano de Barbastro

It is known worldwide for the practice of canyoning on the river Vero and Adventure.

Ayuntamiento de Alquezar


22145 ALQUEZAR (HUESCA)
Phone: 974318067

Alquezar, declared Historic preservation, preserved to this day the medieval charm of its streets and houses. Located in Vero last river canyon in a landscape truly impressive.
Maintains an Arab and Jewish urban structure that remains from the Middle Ages.

Alquezar

Monuments

Top of the collegiate church, the ancient Moorish castle. Below the village is clustered in crescent-shaped to best symbolize the Arab origin of the population. Not for nothing is named after the castle and Al-Qasr was built to defend access to the capital of the Barbitanya (Barbastro).
The traveler will find in crowded homes Alquézar, eaves and balconies of singular merit. Numerous steps up, they lend a defensive (as a tradition, the town could cross without stepping on the street, through these overpasses).
Gates that abound in the Shields of arms carved in stone.
And the Plaza Vieja or Monsignor Rafael Ayerbe, with constructive solutions to multiple arcades, which hosted hundreds of years active market stalls.
At one end of town is the parish of San Miguel, the work of popular nature made in the seventeenth century, of great sobriety in their exterior faces.

Colegiata de Alquezar

Mount up is the Castle and the Collegiate Church of Santa María la Mayor, the fortified area where the oldest buildings are preserved. His infallibility was guaranteed by its location on a rock with a single login walled, as the remaining sides had natural protection of open cliff by the river Vero.

Colegiata de Alquezar

In 1099, the Aragonese King Sancho Ramírez Alquézar endowed a community of Augustinian canons and on this occasion he built a Romanesque collegiate church that has reached us only the atrium, decorated with capitals historians. Romanic in origin, and now Gothic is the cloister, whose walls were decorated with a cycle of mural paintings that narrate scenes from the childhood of Jesus and were repainted until the eighteenth century.
When faculty were opened in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries a number of chapels, of which worth mentioning that gives access to the belfry.
In the first half of the sixteenth century they built the present Collegiate Church of Santa Maria, Juan de Segura, who also designed the Barbastro Seo.
In the seventeenth century the interior was enriched with a beautiful altarpiece of gilded wood and polychrome, next to the aesthetics of the Baroque, and new chapels like Lecina. A chapel was incorporated into a Christ carved in wood, popularly known as the Christ of Lecina splendid sculpture carried out in the twelfth century progressed, the model responds typologically Romanesque crucifix.

Nature

The river Vero Lecina trace from an impressive limestone canyon, which is one of the most representative of the Sierra karstic phenomena. The pipeline 6 to 8 hours, offers the ability to penetrate the secrets of this magical world, between water and rock, light and darkness, the calm or tumultuous Badina torrents.
For the walker, visit the Barranco de la Source Sources Caldas Bridge lets watch the final installment of Vero canyon, enjoying the majesty of its natural environment. Throughout the tour we will run with the Source of Monchirigüel, weirs and mills, Romanesque bridges like the mill, Villacantal and Campanachal and remains of ancient roads. Moreover, unveiling the intestinal utilization of river water in its passage through Vero Alquézar, since medieval times. No doubt a rewarding trip that will take us back to times past.

Alquézar privileged environment offers many alternatives for Nature lovers and adventure sports: canyoning, caving, climbing, hiking, horseback or bicycle through the Sierra de Guara, visits to the prehistoric paintings (Quizáns Caves and Chimiachas) and is also an area rich in wildlife, particularly raptors, and botany.

Holidays:

Crafts Fair on July 15.
Ours Holidays Summer is for Aug. 12 in honor of St. Hippolytus.

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