Sallent de Gállego

Sallent de Gállego
Sallent de Gállego
Sallent de Gállego

The capital of the Tena Valley, Sallent is situated at an altitude of 1,305 metres, at the end of the Lanuza dam and below the Peña Foratata mountain.

The town is very typical of the Aragon Pyrenees, with a beautiful Gothic church (from the early 15th Century) that houses a valuable Plateresque altarpiece. The bridge is also worth a visit, as is the Romanesque triple arch in the main square which contrasts strongly with the controversial sculpture Mallo Sallentino by the contemporary artist Ángel Orensanz.

In addition to the many services on offer (hotels, shops, restaurants, etc.), Sallent’s biggest attraction is its great location: it is a starting point for numerous excursions to the Circo de Piedrafita mountains, the Picos del Infierno and Ibón de Anayet. The surrounding landscape is crisscrossed with silent trails that lead you to mountain lakes (ibones), ravines and ridges, all with magnificent views.

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE AREA:

Church of the Assumption (Iglesia de la Asunción) and the 16th Century main altarpiece

Medieval bridge (16th Century)

Romanesque triple arch

Mentidero: a place in the town where traditionally people met to chat

Crests, doors, windows, etc.

 

VIEWING POINTS:

Waterfall viewing point (Mirador del Salto)

San Mamés viewing point

La Sierra viewing point

 

OUTDOOR EXHIBITIONS:

Flora of the Tena Valley, on the banks of the River Aguas Limpias

Water and Mills

 

MOST POPULAR EXCURSIONS AND WALKS:

GR-11 Ibón de Respomuso (lake)

GR-11 La Sarra-Llano Cheto

GR-11 Formigal

  1. HU. 92. Lanuza and Panticosa
  2. HU.91. Pacino

Walk to the Aguas Limpias waterfall

Ibonciecho (lake)

 

LOCAL FESTIVALS:

5th August: over several days, Sallent’s biggest annual fiesta in honour of the Virgin of the Snows

14th and 15th September: a small fiesta in honour of the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Last two weeks of July: South Pyrenees Cultures Festival (Pirineos Sur, Festival Internacional de las Culturas)

Start of September: Livestock Fair

 

MORE INFORMATION:

Sallent de Gállego Tourist Information Office

Plaza del Mentidero, s/n – 22640 Sallent de Gállego (Huesca)

Tel: +34974488012

Sallent de Gállego Town Hall

C/ Francia, nº 4 – 22640 Sallent de Gállego (Huesca)

Tel: +34974488005 – Fax: +34974488307

Email: info@aytosallent.es