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Municipalities and Villages in Sobrarbe

Palo

o Inhabitants: 38
o Height above sea level: 739m
o Name of its inhabitants: palense
o Local Holidays: The Assumption of the Virgen Mary. The procession towards Virgen de Bruis hermitage is held on the last Sunday of May.

Palo had a manufacturing industry of flour and olives, with mills, a still and two textile mills.

Casa Víu is an outstanding mansion, preserving its 17th century heritage, with voussoired doorway and the coat of arms of the family on its keystone. It has a private chapel. The loopholes on the paraments have a defensive purpose.

The church is devoted to St. Martin the Bishop. It stands on the highest spot of the village. It is a 16th century Aragonese-Gothic church. The date 1597 has been carved into the lintel of the vestry. It has a nave divided into four bays with a star vault and apse with straight chevet. The door opens on the east front, framed by pilasters and situated under the atrium. Inside, there is a popular painting decorating a chapel, depicting scenes of the passion of the Christ. The tower was built for defensive purposes, according to the loopholes on its three levels and on its top.

On the top of the hill, St. Brigit Hermitage stands up, also known as St. Barbara hermitage. On 1st May, the fields are blessed and a procession goes to the hermitage.

A quarter of hour from the village, we can find the 16th century Bruis Sanctuary. The attached building was built in the same period, and after being refurbished by the Barbastro bishopric, it has become a holiday camp.


The sanctuary was finished in 1573. After the 17th century, two square towers were built, framing the western front and linked by an atrium of triple access.
The 11th century hermitage is devoted to St. Clement. This Lombard-Romanesque hermitage is the oldest one. It has a rectangular nave and drum apse. It has two doors, one of them opens on the south front, framed by a double-arch, and the other doorway opens on the west front. The apse has a toothed frieze and blind archettes on pilaster strips.

We find an interesting hydraulic mill by La Usía Gorge, oil and cereal mills.

There, we can also find La Miranda cave, where Neolithic and Bronze Age remains have been found.