A fortress at the foot of the Pyrenees, this is Alquezar.

Alquezar has been declared a Historic Artistic Site. In it, we can find numerous remains of its medieval past and other artistic manifestations.

It is a town with a great tourist charm located inside the Sierra de Guara, in the region of Somontano, known for its great adventure activity of descent of canyons.
We can walk through its narrow cobbled streets full of a special aura visiting the vestibule of gothic style that still is conserved (one of the three doors of access to the city of Alquezar that had previously).
Also worth mentioning is its castle-collegiate of Islamic origin. It was a Benedictine monastery and its origins date back to the 11th century. The Torre del Vigía, some sections of the wall, the highest tower and some part of the Romanesque church integrated in the cloister of the XIV century are of this period. The capitals of the school of San Juan de la Peña (12th century) stand out.

In the 16th century, the architect Juan de Segura built the collegial collegiate church of Santa Maria, composed of a nave and polygonal apse, with vaults of starry cross. It is important the great altarpiece and a Romanesque Christ of the XIII century, considered unique piece. From the cloister you can access the Museum of Sacred Art, with pieces ranging from the 12th to the 15th century.

Alquezar, una joya musulmana

Alquezar, a Muslim jewel

From there you can take walking tours to the bottom of the river Vero. In this area you can find numerous caves with cave paintings, mostly from the Bronze Age.

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