Tramacastilla de Tena

A delightful village at 1,224 metres altitude, Tramacastilla de Tena is hidden away among meadows and hillocks of pine and oakwood. The scenery is unparalleled. The summits of Peña Telera and Peña Blanca are visible on the horizon, and the Búbal Dam is at the base of these peaks.

There is a small 12th Century Romanesque church, with a superb 16th Century Renaissance altarpiece dedicated to Saint Martin.

The traditional festival that takes place in October is worth a special mention. Participants do a tour of the village, visiting every house; the young men dance the paloteao, a traditional dance with sticks, and make toasts in humorous rhyming couplets, between generous places of Spanish ham and strong local wines. We recommend you try the local cuisine, in particular Shepherd’s Migas.

Around 20th January a stage of the Pirena dog-sled race is held at the Escarra Mountain Pass.

 

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE AREA:

Church of Saint Martin (Iglesia de San Martín) (16th Century)

Single-block houses, crests, arched passageways, entrances, etc.

 

VIEWING POINTS:

La Cruceta viewing point

 

MOST POPULAR EXCURSIONS AND WALKS:

Punta Cochata mountain

Tramacastilla reservoir

Betato Woods, Piedrafita

To the village of Sandiniés

To the village of Escarrilla

Excursion by the Tourist Train to the Escarra reservoir

 

LOCAL FESTIVALS:

25th July: Small village fiesta

First weekend in October: The main village fiesta in honour of Our Lady of the Rosary

 

MORE INFORMATION:

Tramacastilla de Tena Local Authority (Entidad Local Menor de Tramacastilla de Tena)

Plaza Mayor, 1 – 22663 Tramacastilla de Tena (Huesca)

Tel: +34974487495 – Fax: +3497448757

Email: ayto.tramacas@qrz.net

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