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The narrow and winding streets of the Medieval village, declared a Historic and Artistic Site, are well worth a stroll. Alquézar is synonymous with history, tradition, nature, landscapes and the future. In 2015, it was declared the pretty village in Spain.

The village originates from the Arabic Al-Qasr fortress, situated between the deep gorges of the River Vero, where you will find the castle and collegiate church de Santa María la Mayor (11th to 16th century), while the country houses lie on the south-facing slope.

The urban village faithfully preserves the Medieval layout, centred around two parallel streets that cross from the east to the west of the locality, and are connected by narrower, steep, perpendicular streets, which in many cases are covered with passageways.

The houses share combined elements and have their own style influenced by the plain and the mountains, with limestone, brick and mud as the most used materials.

The main street leads to the main square (la Plaza Mayor de Mosén Rafael Ayerbe), a magnificent example of an arcaded square intended for celebrations and markets.

Throughout this route, you can discover noteworthy examples of the civil Aragonese architecture from the 15th to the 18th century: voussoired façades, decorated eaves, galleries of arches, coats of arms, ironworks and rows of balconies.

Alquézar is a perfect place to penetrate the wildest nature of the Sierra de Guara, thanks to numerous signposted routes, such as the “Ruta de las Pasarelas” (the footbridge route), the route to Asque and Colungo, the “Ruta a los abrigos rupestres” (the route to the cave art shelters of Quizans and Chimachas), as well as the “Camino Natural del Somontano” (the Somantano Natural Route).

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ayout, centred around two parallel streets that cross from the east to the west of the locality, and are connected by narrower, steep, perpendicular streets, which in many cases are covered with passageways.

The houses share combined elements and have their own style influenced by the plain and the mountains, with limestone, brick and mud as the most used materials.

The main street leads to the main square (la Plaza Mayor de Mosén Rafael Ayerbe), a magnificent example of an arcaded square intended for celebrations and markets.

Throughout this route, you can discover noteworthy examples of the civil Aragonese architecture from the 15th to the 18th century: voussoired façades, decorated eaves, galleries of arches, coats of arms, ironworks and rows of balconies.

Alquézar is a perfect place to penetrate the wildest nature of the Sierra de Guara, thanks to numerous signposted routes, such as the “Ruta de las Pasarelas” (the footbridge route), the route to Asque and Colunga, the “Ruta a los abrigos rupestres” (the route to the cave art shelter of Quizans and Chimachas), as well as the “Camino Natural del Somontano” (the natural route of Somantano).

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