in the Montsec 7

7 is the magic number you can’t be without in Montsec de Aragón. Seven towns that offer you infinite reasons to visit them and complete your trip.

Arén, Benabarre, Estopiñán, Montañana, Sopeira, Tolva and Viacamp y Litera have hidden corners and lots of stories to tell you.

Are you ready to discover the Montsec 7?


home to dinosaurs

This town is the last place in Europe where dinosaurs walked. Tread its cobbled streets and visit the Dinosaur Museum. Besides that, you’ll find a site where you can see fossilised dinosaur footprints, La Ribagorza Information Centre (Centro de Interpretación) and the remains of Arén Castle.

Not a bad start, eh?


the flavour capital

If all that tourism made you work up an appetite, in Benabarre you’ll get to sample the best traditional local products, including:

  • international award-winning cheeses
  • craft beers
  • tasty cured cuts, hams and meat
  • traditional chocolate and confectionery.

You can also visit Condes de la Ribagorza Castle and San Medardo Hermitage, and walk the dolmen (ruta de los dólmenes) and trades (ruta de los oficios) trails.


spectacular views

This town, crowned by the castle that inspired its name, is the perfect starting point to discover Canelles Reservoir and enjoy some of the most spectacular views in the area.

It’s also worth visiting San Salvador Church and the two hermitages: San Miguel and San Quílez.

Rest a while and enjoy the view, before continuing on your journey.


back to the Middle Ages

This is one of those unforgettable places. It’s a mediaeval town that emanates history from every stone. You can discover it through a guided tour.

Roam its streets and visit its churches. Cool off in the river while enjoying the landscape in this paradise immersed in nature. You won’t want to leave.

But you’ll have to, because there’s still a lot to see.


natural beauty

This is home to Santa María de Alaón Monastery, a stunning 11th-century example of Romanesque architecture that has been declared a National Monument.

The natural setting around Sopeira means you’ll also get to enjoy the view. A walk on the jetty will give you a great photo opportunity.

Before continuing with your tour, don’t miss the mediaeval bridge: Pont d’Alt.


colourful hiking trails

In Tolva, you’ll get the chance to do the Congosto del río Cajigar hiking trail. A hike amid colourful stones, waiting to surprise you from start to finish.

Visit the 11th-century tower and San Cristóbal Church in Luzás. A peaceful stroll through its picturesque streets will leave you ready to proceed along your way.


where adventure starts

Even though we’ve left this for last, it’s the starting point for one of the best adventures you’ll have in Montsec de Aragón: the Montfalcó walkways and Congost de Mont-rebei gorge.

Montsec de l’Estall visitors’ centre will tell you all you need to know to get the most out of this experience. Complete your trip there by visiting Viacamp Tower, Virgen de Obac Sanctuary and Virgen del Congost de Chiriveta Hermitage.

Hiking trails in the heart of nature, magical deserted villages, adventure, history, fun, culture and entertainment. All this will be close at hand in seven unique places: the Montsec 7.


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