Through Valleys and other areas
The Puertolas And Tella Valleys
Surrounding the massif Castillo Mayor, framed by the Bellos and Yaga Rivers and located at the entrance of the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park, we find the villages comprised by the Puértolas Valley, an area which is still a shelter for old believes and myths about giants, witches, superstitions and legends.
There is a lovely walk which will take you to the Romanesque hermitages in Tella, a tourist circuit which is rounded off by the Visitors’ Centre (Molino House and Maestra’s House).You can also see Tella’s famous dolmen, very near the village, and the cave of the Cave Bear.
The most outstanding buildings in Puértolas are “The prison” (15th century tower), the 16th century Superio House and San Vicente church. There is a wonderful view of the southern ranges from the village of Escalona.
The small village of Bestué displays samples of traditional architecture of which the 16th century Anton Barrau House and San Pedro church are good examples.
Escuaín is at the foot of Castillo Mayor’s steep and breathtaking rock faces. There are several viewpoints overlooking the River Yaga gorge just a few metres from the village.