This municipality is located in the centre of Sobrarbe and extends up to the slopes of the southern face of the Peña Montañesa massif. Colloquially, it is known as the “Bajo Peñas”, or “Lower Peña”.
It is an area of small yet beautiful villages, protected by the immense rock walls of the Sierra Ferrera. Its broad forests and ravines (notable for their marl formations) are home to an unmatched wealth of historical heritage. Highlights include:
– San Victorián Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in Spain.
– The caves of the “maquis”, where Republican guerrillas and resistance fighters hid during and after the Spanish Civil War.
– Crystal-clear skies, populated by a wide variety of bird species, including large birds of prey.
– A network of trails that are of particular importance due to their stone paths, dry-stone walls, bridges and springs.
There are 15 hiking routes in the area around El Pueyo de Araguás: nine connecting the area’s conurbations, and a further six leading to the caves, crags and peaks of the Peña Montañesa.