The Pyrenees Sights

As the crow flies, the Pyrenees stretch 435 km (270 miles) along Spain's border with France, though the sinuous borderline exceeds 600 km (370 miles). A drive across the N260 trans-Pyrenean axis connecting the destinations in this region would exceed 800 km (495 miles). The three groupings across the cordillera are the Catalan Pyrenees, from the Mediterranean to the Noguera Ribagorçana River south

of Vielha; the central Pyrenees of Aragón, extending west to the Roncal Valley; and the Basque Pyrenees, falling gradually westward through the Basque Country to the Bay of Biscay and the Atlantic Ocean. The highest peaks are in Aragón–Aneto, in the Maladeta massif; Posets; and Monte Perdido, all of which are about 11,000 feet above sea level. Pica d'Estats (10,372 feet) is Catalonia's highest peak, and Pic d'Orhi (6,656 feet) is the highest in the Basque Pyrenees.

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Zaragoza 12

Huesca 5

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Jaca 4

Llívia 4

Ripoll 4

La Seu d'Urgell 3

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Taüll 2

Puigcerdà 2

Hecho and Ansó Valleys 1

Monasterio de San Juan de la Peña 1

Parque Nacional de Ordesa y Monte Perdido 1

Bielsa 1

Benasque 1

Caldes de Boí 1

Vielha 1

Espot 1

Parc Nacional d'Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici 1

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Castillo de Loarre

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This massively walled 11th-century monastery, 36 km (22 miles) west of Huesca off Route A132 on A1206, is nearly indistinguishable from...

Cathedral

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An intricately carved gallery tops the eroded facade of Huesca's 13th-century Gothic cathedral. Damián Forment, a protégé of the 15th-century...

Los Mallos de Riglos

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The village of Riglos, 43.5 km (27 miles) northwest of Huesca, is at the foot of the Iberian Peninsula's most spectacular rock-climbing...

Museo Arqueológico Provincial

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An octagonal patio here is ringed by eight chambers, including the Sala de la Campana (Hall of the Bell), where the beheadings of 12th-century...

San Pedro el Viejo

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This church has an 11th-century cloister. Ramiro II and his father, Alfonso I, the only Aragonese kings not entombed at San Juan de la...

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