The Pyrenees of Huesca and Ordesa. Nature and much more.

Last modification:
The Pyrenees of Huesca and Ordesa. Nature and much more.

When we hear Pyrenees or Ordesa we all think of majestic mountains or exalted rivers, we think of adventure sports or picturesque villages, ancestral traditions or stories in front of the embers … and yes, all this is the Pyrenees of Huesca, all this and much more.

From Pyrenean Houses we invite you to discover it.

Mountains and Valleys

Always loved by the inhabitants of the Sobrarbe, the mountains in our area have been “discovered” by means of recognitions such as the Ordesa National Park, the Natural Parks of Posets-Maladeta or Sierra de Guara, the Sobrarbe Geopark, World Heritage Site… an endless list of titles that confirm what we all knew, This is really cool!

  • The Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park
    • Declared a National Park in 1918, the second in Spain, the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park is divided into the Ordesa Valley, Añisclo Canyon, Pineta Valley and Escuaín Gorges, four sectors of the park with thousands of excursions and places to discover.
  • The Posets-Maladeta Natural Park
    • The Posets-Maladeta Natural Park will be accessed from Gerbe through the Gistain Valley, an ideal place for an excursion and to feel the tranquility and peace that nature transmits. It is the second largest protected area in Aragon, being a great representation of the high mountain ecosystems as it houses the highest concentration of peaks above 3,000 meters.
  • The Natural Park of the Sierra and the Canyons of Guara
    • A few kilometers from Casas Pirineo is the Natural Park of the Sierra and Canyons of Guara, a place of great contrasts: narrow ravines and gorges, snowy peaks in winter, hidden springs of crystalline waters, megalithic constructions or cave hermitages.
  • Huesca Pyrenees
    • Mountains don’t live by titles alone….. Anyplace in this magnificent area where Casas Pirineo is located has a great wealth of landscapes and we will try from here to help you as much as possible to discover them.

Root towns

Land of mountains par excellence, whether on the slopes, at the foot of the mountain or in the middle of the valley, life has been making its way for centuries in the Pyrenees. If the nature that surrounds us is important, it is even more important to get to know the Pyrenees, precisely to get to know its people. All the abandoned villages deserve a special mention, their fallen stones tell us the story of what once was.

  • Ainsa
    • The town of Ainsa is the jewel in the crown, declared a National Monument and one of the most beautiful villages in Spain, its main square is like a movie. A must-see, Casas Pirineo is only a 4-minute drive away.
  • Boltaña
    • The town of Boltaña, the capital of the Ara river, has a very interesting historic center located at the foot of an 11th century castle on top of a hill. It is of great importance as it is the administrative regional capital and in its parish church, an excellent work of the XVI century, the choir stalls of the monastery of San Victorian are kept.
  • Bielsa
    • Highlights in the town of Bielsa, at the confluence of the Cinca and Barrosa rivers, include the 15th century church, the Renaissance facade of the town hall, and the “Larraga” house, which, like the Town Hall, sits on a portico with arcades. Itstypical high mountain construction, houses with stone walls, red slate tile roofs and the “scarecrow” on the chimneys, makes us feel like we are in the middle of a fairy tale.
  • The Chistau Valley
    • One of the most unspoiled valleys of the Aragonese Pyrenees, the villages of Saravillo, Plan, San Juan de Plan or Gistaín are a clear example of life in the mountains. Of high Aragonese architecture, the roofs look for the infinite fighting against the snowfalls. Highly recommended visit.
  • Tella
    • A village high in the mountains. Interesting visit to Tella, a comfortable circular route through three hermitages, witches and giants in their stories or a dolmen along the way are one of its charms. Great option to spend a different day.

Sports and culture

This area is very rich culturally because the mountain villages remain rooted in their history, maintaining those traditions that generation after generation have been passed from mouths to ears, from grandparents to grandchildren.

Our nature allows you to enjoy the practice of countless sports that take on a double meaning when practiced in this unique setting; trekking, water sports, climbing, climbing, via ferratas …. and lots and lots of cycling.

Gastronomy

Discover the wonderful local gastronomy. Meat has been and is the center of our gastronomy and lamb is the king, so eating lamb (grilled if possible) is a must in Sobrarbe. Many of the restaurants in the area offer grilled meat, a good way to try it; we also have many quality restaurants where you can enjoy a great dinner. Do not miss the chiretas, a traditional lamb-based product famous in our region. Ah! And don’t forget to have a barbecue, a great way to have fun while tasting our excellent products.