Through Valleys and other areas
La Fueva valley
La Fueva, a wide valley, is located to the south of Sierra Ferrera and is very different from the other valleys. La Fueva is bordered by mountain ranges but it is fl at land ideal for farming. It is the biggest plain in Sobrarbe.
There are two municipalities in La Fueva valley with more than twenty hamlets belonging to them, spread over the plain. Just before entering La Fueva valley, two fortifi ed houses in Arro can be seen from the main road. Such typical houses, built in the traditional Pyrenean way, give La Fueva its mountain fl avour.
Tierrantona is at the upper end of the valley and is where most services are found. Among its interesting buildings are La Asunción church and The Doctor’s House, both dating from the 16th century.
There are several notable buildings in La Fueva. Casa Mur in Aluján is an impressive 16th century aristocratic house with a round tower and two rectangular ones.
San Juan oratory (18th century) and several houses with battlements can be seen in Humo de Rañín.
There is little left of the castle in Morillo de Monclús but it is worth visiting the church and 17th century tower.
Troncedo is an interesting village which has kept its traditional look and from where the visitor can enjoy magnifi cent panoramic views of all the valley. Its church dates back to the 12th century and the remains of a fortifi ed enclosure can still be seen.
The church of San Juan de Toledo has been declared a Building of Cultural Interest. It is an extraordinary Lombard Romanesque building whose inner walls are covered by colourful paintings dated 1599.
Muro de Roda, a fortifi ed village, deserves special mention as it has been declared a National Historic Monument.This group of medieval dwellings, built to defend its people and goods, forms one of the most spectacular villages in Huesca. It can be reached from a track starting in Tierrantona.
This walled enclosure, built in the 12th century, was used to shelter the people and livestock from the neighbouring villagers. It played an important role in Sobrarbe’s defence system because from this point a considerable number of the area’s defence structures can be seen.
The beautiful Romanesque church of Santa María (12th century) is at one end of Muro de Roda. It has a single nave with three apses, a crypt and an 18th century turret. At the other end of the enclosure is the much more modest chapel of Saint Bárbara (16th century), joined to the walls of the village. San Bartolomé hermitage, which is outside the walls, is a simple 11th century building with a small cloister.
La Fueva’s people go on pilgrimage to the Santuario de Bruis in Palo every year on the 23rd of April and the last Sunday in May. The sanctuary consists of a church with an adjoining dwelling which has a round tower. In the church there is an image of the Virgin which dates back to the 11th or 12th century.
Did you know...
that the consecration record of Muro de Roda church dating back to the 12th century was found in 1997?