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Municipalities and Villages in Sobrarbe



o Inhabitants: 158. The whole municipality counts 300 inhabitants.
o Height above sea level: 768m
o Name of its inhabitants: fiscalino
o Local Holidays: 9th may and 15th August, on the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.
o Monuments: The 16th century Church of Our Lady of the Assumption. The 13th century Jánovas Doorway.

The following villages belong to this municipality: Albella, Arresa, Borrastre, Jánovas, Javierre de Ara, Lacort, Lardiés, Ligüerre de Ara, Planillo, San Felices de Ara, San Juste, San Martín de Solana or de Puytarás, Sta. Olaria de Ara and Muro de la Solana.

Its riverside is named after this village. Some houses stand by the road, but the main built-up area lies by the Ara River, around the Salvator Gorge, dividing the village in two neighbourhoods.

There are smaller built-up areas, most of them abandoned, among them we can find Alseto, Pardina de Arresa, Pardina de Asué, Cajol, Campol, Castellar, Gere, Ginuábel, Giral, Javierre, Lacort, Lavelilla, Ligüerre de Ara, Muro de Solana, Planillo, Puyuelo, San Félix de Ara, San Felices de Solana, San Juste, San Martín de Puytarás, Santa Orosia, Sasé, Semolué, Tricás, Pardina de Tuerta and Villasana. Some of these neighbourhoods were forcibly abandoned, due to the construction of the Janovas reservoir.

By the bridge, we find a small 16th century Church of Jesus, with polygonal apse. Next to it, we can find the interesting Fulling Mill of Lacort.

In the built-up area, we can visit a fortified tower, with loopholes and mullioned windows. It is a medieval building with crenelated top, according to what can be seen under the two-pitched roof that covers it. Most houses stand around the18th century tower.

Streets are narrow and short, covered by vaulted passageways. The other part of the built-up area surrounds the 16th century church of Our Lady of the Assumption. It has a large rectangular nave, a cross and three apses with straight chevet. The central apse is the most outstanding, since it is the largest one and also the basement of the defensive tower, with loopholes. It was refurbished in the 17th century, modifying the closures and the vestry. The doorway opens on the south front. Inside, we find popular paintings.

Near the Church Sq., we find the Romanesque doorway of Janovas, regarded as a curious monument.