Gavín

The small village of Gavín, situated at an altitude of 974 metres, is at the entrance to the Ara and Ordesa Valley. It was almost completely destroyed during the Spanish Civil War, but has kept the traditional style and flavour of a typical Pyrenees mountain village.

Saint Bartholomew’s Shrine (Ermita de San Bartolomé) is located on the outskirts of the village. It dates from the late 10th Century. It is famous for its tower with horseshoe-arched mullioned windows, rosettes and columns, and is one of the most important examples of Serrablo art.

The village fiesta is held on24th August and includes a procession to the shrine, where traditionally visitors partake of some wine and torta (a kind of sweet flatbread).

 

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE AREA:

Vernacular architecture: entranceways, large windows, etc.

Site of the Saint Pelagius’ Monastery (Monasterio de San Pelay) (11th Century)

Shrine of Saint Bartholomew of Gavín (10th Century)

 

MOST POPULAR EXCURSIONS AND WALKS:

To the Shrine of Saint Bartholomew of Gavín

To the village of Biescas

The Witches’ Cottage

 

LOCAL FESTIVALS:

11th February: Fiesta to Saint William

24th August: Fiesta in honour of the patron saint, Saint Bartholomew (several days)

 

MORE INFORMATION:

Gavín Local Authority (Entidad Local Menor de Gavín)

C/ Unica, s/n – 22639 Gavín (Huesca)

Tel: +34974495650 – Fax: +34974495650

Email: aytogavin@hotmail.com

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