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Municipalities and Villages in Sobrarbe

Abizanda

o Inhabitants: 81. The whole municipality counts 136 inhabitants.
o Height above sea level: 636m
o Name of its inhabitants: abizandino
o Local Holidays: 15th August and 12th January.

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Abizanda is a municipality comprising several villages: Escanilla, Lamata, Ligüerre de Cinca and Mesón de Ligüerre. The name of Abizanda is derived from the Arabic word Ibn-Sallam, becoming Avizanda or Avizanlla. This village lies at the foot of a medieval fortress, which still preserves part of its walls. Its main sightseeing point is the Medieval Tower, dating from the first quarter of the 11th Century. It is 40m high, with an access 3 or 4m above the ground and beautiful twin windows.

From the road, two towers outstand crowning the hill. The medieval one, the most giant and remarkable of the two towers, and the bell tower of the Church. Houses gather at the foot of the hill, surrounded by fields covered with olive and almond trees. Worth to mention are Casa Carlos (Charles' House), Maza de Lizana (Lizana Mace), its 16th century house and attached tower.


The 16th century Aragonese-Gothic style Church has a polygonal apse. It has a single nave with star vault, lateral chapels and an arch gallery to embellish the facade.





In January, a procession is held to St. Victorian, known as the Langostos festival, with the purpose to know if a fine harvest will be brought the current year.