Casa Quintana is located in the Pyrenees’s heart, where you can visit the Lleida’s Pyrenees and the Huesca’s Pyrenees, while discovering important landmarks and protected areas.
Posets-Maladeta Natural Park
Formed by three valleys, Barravés Valley (Noguera Ribagorzana), Benasque Valley and Gistaín-Chistau Valley. It highlights that there are three glaciers and so many summits over 3000m high, as Aneto, Maladeta, Posets or Vallibierna. In Benasque is located the visitor’s centre all year long, and even that, in Aneto exists an interpretation centre opened in summer. The access to the park, by Llauset and Salenques, is just 15mins from Casa Quintana.
Aigëstortes National Park
This National Park is located in Lleida’s province, in the middle of the Pyrenean ridge, that offers an awesome high mountain landscape and a big variety of flora and wildlife. Nearly 200 lakes and numberless of rivers and rivulets, the water is the protagonist of the whole National Park, also allows knowing glacial phenomena such as U-shaped valleys.
The entrance to the park is from various accesses, most notably from Boi giving access to Aigüestortes or Espot giving access to Sant Maurici. It can also be accessed from the Vall d’Aran in the area of Valarties and Aiguamòg and facilitating access to shelters as Era Restanca and Colomers. Also in the Vall Fosca there is access by cable car.
Romanesque Set in Vall de Boi
One of the most important Romanesque art collections, declared Humanity Heritage by UNESCO. The church set are: St. Climent de Taüll, Sta. Maria de Taüll, St. Joan de Boi, Sta Eulàlia d’Erill la Vall, st Feliu de Barruera, la Nativitat de Durro, Sta Maria de Cardet, l’Assumpció de Coll i l’ermita de st. Quirc de Durro.
Thematic Park of the wiches (Laspaules)
A set of scenes of witchery, communicated all of them on trails, revealing a history. It’s location, the ”Serrat Negre”, where was used to put out gallows for the execution of the witches. Free access to the park, once in Laspaules we must go to Alins, following the indications until arriving to the park’s doors, place where we start to walk.
Representation of 60 torture instruments, faithful reproduction of the original, which in different places of the world and the same era, have been used to break wills and bodies, oriented to people for recognizing the charge of witches. This museum is located in the Square of Laspaúles. The schedule visit is 13 to 14.30h and from 17 to 19h. More information 699185860
Obarra Monastery (Obarra)
The first documentary mention of the monastery was in Obarra the year 871. The church of Santa Maria is the main building, Lombard style. This architecture allows astronomical observation, and is in the second full moon of autumn, when the central window of the apse enters the moonlight. Access from Highway A-1605. Along with this there is a zone of parquing and rest, from here take the track that starts beside the road, and leads us to the monastery.
Alaón Monastery (Sopeira)
In the locality of Sopeira there is a little natural esplanade used to be the place for the monastery, which are known some documents from the year 806, the moment that the Count of Toulouse Bigo ordered to the Crisógono abbot the reorganization of the monastery. Actually the church built with the Lombard Romanesque shapes is the Sopeira’s Church.
Roda de Isábena’s Cathedral
Considered one of the oldest cathedrals in Aragón, used to play an important paper in the organization of the Ribagorza’s County from the first half of the X Century to the middle of the XII Century. During the visit to this cathedral to visit the cloister is a must, a big element of the whole set of the cathedral.
It’s the unique part of the Pyrenees that is located in the Atlantic Side inside the Spanish territory, in the Lleida’s Pyrenees. The capital of the valley is Vielha. In the whole valley a big variety of sports can be made, like trekking or BTT, and also there’s one of the best ski station, Baqueira Beret.
Ribagorza’s Interpretation Center (Aren)
Interpretation centre located in Aren, location with medieval streets. With the visit to this centre, the visitor can know the history of Ribagorza, since the prehistory, deposits, Ribagorza County, the witches of Laspáules, the geologic heritage like Posets Maladeta Natural Park and the wildlife. Moreover, all this exhibition is accompanied by ceramic pieces. Open: July and August from Tuesday to Sunday. Easter and long weekends consult by phone. tel: 974540200/680200424
The Museum of the Dinosaurs
Museum in the main street of the locality of Aren, with more than 500m2 of exhibition, transports the visitor to 65million years ago, thanks to dioramas, objects, reconstructions and audiovisuals. Also in this museum are exhibited pieces of dinosaur fossils found in the excavations. The summer tour schedule is from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 to 11h, from 13 to 14h, from 16h to 17h and from 19 to 20h. The rest of the year to arrange a visit: 974540200
Montañana and Our Lady of Baldos (Montañana)
Montañana, locality of great beauty and declared Historic and Artistic Set, leads the visitors to a medieval time. In the high part of the locality there is the temple to Our Lady of Baldos. The church is an exemplar of the transition of Romanic and Gothic. The most highlighted element is the portrait, typically Romanic with a “pantocrator” and two sculpted angels between the six midpoint archivolts. The access road is paved and drives to the entrance of the town.