RUTAS

ROUTE 1

We depart from Monzón, situated on the banks of the Rivers Cinca and Sosa, crossing over them via various bridges, some of them engineering gems. We take the road towards Conchel, Selgua and Berbegal from the intersection of the Sotos del Cinca. We’ll first head to Selgua and at the entrance of the village, we’ll start our aforementioned itinerary. We’ll visit the San Salvador Hermitage (medieval tomb - cisterns - regional overlook) and the nucleus of Selgua (church - manor houses). Heading back towards Monzón, we detour to the right near a livestock facility and soon find the spring water source Pozo Gil containing archaeological remains and optionally on to the settlement of Monte Gil (archaeological sites). Following in the direction of Pomar de Cinca, we’ll visit the Agullón Well, and Raimat House. In this area we find a bird observatory and the ford of the Clamor waterway has an abundance of riverside vegetation. In Pomar de Cinca, it’s worth highlighting the Boat Bridge, the church, some manors and the ice well. The towns of Estiche and Santalecina have noteworthy churches and archaeological sites and Conchel has the best viewpoint of the meandering River Cinca, as well as a medieval tower and a beautiful church. From Conchel we’ll return to Monzón. 

 

ROUTE 2

Taking the road from Monzón towards Fonz and left just outside of Monzón and over the river, you can see the remains of the old bridge over the River Cinca (Camino de Santiago - ancient Templar frontier). There are remains of an ancient church in Ariéstolas and in Cofita there is a Romanesque church with surprising medieval graffiti. Upon reaching the town of Fonz, an authentic monumental county jewel, we can see that it is a true Renaissance village with intriguing palaces and fountains such as the Fountain of the Six Spouts and the Fountain d’Abaix. With a bit of time you can visit the archive of the Baron of Valdeolivos, the town hall and the Renaissance Interpretation Center or the recently restored magnificent church. In the nearby Sierra de Carrodilla we’ll take in the Cinca Valley from the viewpoint of Palau or meet the eye of the source (mouth of the Aragón and Cataluña Canal), the Miraflores mine and the volcano. By way of the old road (along the Aragón and Cataluña Canal) we’ll arrive at Almunia de San Juan where the church, the palace, the Hermitage of Piety, the castle, the Ortilla Mill and the flooded underground chamber of the Sosa all are worth mentioning. In the crags of the village surroundings are the must-see Aljibes Campián (cisterns - a historical heritage site) and from here back to Monzón.

 

ROUTE 3

The road to Binaced leaves from the suburb of la Carrasca in Monzón. Once there, the church, town hall, some manor houses, the Pontón of Binaced (bridge uniting Alfántega to Binaced) as well as the Roman road from Ilerda to Osca all stand out as worth visiting. From here we approach the Iberian village of Ripoll. From Binaced by an engaging road in a stepped landscape we descend to Alfántega that has an interesting church, and the recently restored Fountain of the Mora and an optional visit to the Alfántega aqueduct. Toward the south and following the riverbed of the Cinca we’ll arrive in Albalate de Cinca which boasts a remarkable medieval tower, church and fountains, such as the Fountain of the Pines or the Fountain of the Lions. Crossing the bridge over the river Cinca we’ll arrive at Alcolea de Cinca which possesses a monumental church, as well as an interesting town hall building and some manor houses. The restored grain mill is also worthy of visit. From this point on, the itinerary offers two possible alternatives: continue on to Santalecina, Estiche and Pomar de Cinca, or return on the same route taken toward Alfántega and tour the church and the wineries of Pueyo de Santa Cruz or Our Lady of Joy Hermitage. Once in Monzón, we’ll visit the Fountain of Saso, the monumental Templar Castle, Santa Maria del Romeral Cathedral, churches, Renaissance palaces, town hall and several museums.

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