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Torla-Ordesa , Aragon, Spain

Torla-Ordesa or just Torla is a picturesque village in the comarca of Sobrarbe, in the province of Huesca ( Huesca Positioned just south of the central Pyrenees,borders France and the French Departments of Pyrénées-Atlantiques and Hautes-Pyrénées ) , in the autonomous community of Aragon in Spain.

Torla is one of the most picturesque small towns in the Aragonese Pyrenees and the gateway to the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park. Torla is located in the province of Huesca, at an altitude of 1033 meters. It is flanked by five peaks and leafy pine forests, a natural paradise where you can practice adventure sports such as hiking, canoeing or rafting.
In terms of tourism, it has sloping medieval-style streets, a beautiful romantic church and typical mountain houses with chimneys.

Access : Coordinates: 42.633333, -0.1 / Access by road can only be done by the N-260 from Broto or from Biescas through the Cotefablo pass 1423 m.

Highlights :

  • Torla is It is the gateway to the Ordesa Valley belonging to the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park,Cars are not allowed in the park except in winter, but there are regular buses from the large car park below the village.
  • In addition to the core of Torla, the municipality is also made up of the towns of Fragén, Linás de Broto and Víu de Linás.
  • Part of its municipal term is occupied by the Natural Monument of the Pyrenean Glaciers.
    Torla :
  • The Church of San Salvador has Romanesque origins, but the entire entrance area was built in the 16th and 17th centuries. Century redesigned. The bell tower (campanar) dominates the exterior of the church.
  • Nearby are the ruins of the Romanesque chapel of San Nicolás de Bujaruelo or San Nicolás de Bari.
  • The single-arched late medieval stone bridge Puente de Bujaruelo spans the River Ara
  • The Ermita de Santa Ana, built of quarry stones, is about 2 km east of the town; there is an inscription in the lintel.
  • Another worth seeing, but double-arched late medieval stone bridge (Puente de la Glera) is located in the north of the municipality.
    Linas de Broto :
  • The Iglesia de San Miguel, dedicated to Archangel Michael, was built in the 16th century.

Go next : Ordesa Valley belonging to the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park / the neighboring town of Biescas is about 26 km to the west.

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