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.
Waterfall viewing point (Mirador del Salto)
San Mamés viewing point
La Sierra viewing point
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
- HU. 92. Lanuza and Panticosa
- HU.91. Pacino
Walk to the Aguas Limpias waterfall
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
Sallent de Gállego Tourist Information Office
Plaza del Mentidero, s/n – 22640 Sallent de Gállego (Huesca)
Sallent de Gállego Town Hall
C/ Francia, nº 4 – 22640 Sallent de Gállego (Huesca)
Tel: +34974488005 – Fax: +34974488307