FormigalValle de Tena
Formigal is located at the foot of the ski resort at a height of 1,550 and only a few kilometres from the French border at Portalet.
It's an international resort and has been host to many events and is therefore a hub for all types of winter sport. Likewise in summer it's a venue for a wide range of activities and excursions at all levels of ability.
Formigal consists of houses , hotels and apartments together with cafés, bars, restaurants and many types of shops.
The pre-Romanesque style church was built in the 11th century and belongs to a group called the Serrablo churches which are unique in Spain because of their interesting artistic elements. Here we see: a 12th century baptismal font which came from Ruesta, a 17th century holy water font from Cilllas and a painting from the transition between Romanesque and Gothic art from the 14th century brought from Basarán and Romanesque Chrismon (stone symbol) in the tympanum.
The panoramic views from the slopes are just wonderful, especially from the Tres Hombres area where many famous peaks of the Central Pyrenees can be spotted; the Misi D'Ossau, Balaitus, Picos de Argualas, Picos de Infierno, Ferraturas and Baladrías an impressive collection indeed.
The sports centre has: An outdoor heated swimming pool (open July and August), tennis courts, fronton and a playground.
The most popular excursions and walks are: The GR-11 to Sallent de Gállego, the Gr-11 to Candanchu (through Canal Roya), the Anayet lakes, Gr-11 to Canfranc (through the Canal de Izas), PR.HU.90., The Foratata Pass
Architecture Route: Romanesque Church (11th C.)