Biescas is a town located in a glaciated valley which is now fluvial and it has grown out on both banks of the Gállego river, leading to two well defined neighbourhoods. El Salvador on the left bank and San Pedro on the right, each having its own church which gives the neighbourhood its name.
The municipal area of Biescas extends up to the Gavín Valley to Gavín Village, and to Sobremonte with the villages of Aso, Yosa, and Betes, to the Tierra de Biescas including Orós Alto, Orós Bajo, Oliván, Escuer and Biescas together with Barbenuta, Espierre, Javierre de Obispo and Piedrafita de Jaca in the alpine area of the valley. Some have lost their town councils and have amalgamated with the main town.
Biescas has always enjoyed a privileged geographical location at the crossroads of Roman paths and Royal Paths where there was only one bridge to cross the river to get to the Tena and Ara Valleys. In fact Biescas wasn't part of the Tena Valley but now it plays a key role in its tourism.
From agricultural and craftwork origins of bygone days, Biescas has gradually become an attractive hub for sports and leisure activities. The services provided here together with the beautiful surroundings allow both locals and visitors to enjoy the area all year round.
SPORT AND LEISURE FACILITIIES
Swimming pool (for adults and kids), tennis, fronton, football field, sports centre, gym, climbing wall, playground, and Multi Adventure Park among the trees.
MOST POPULAR EXCURSIONS AND WALKS
To La Casita de las Brujas, Santa Elena Hermitage, las Señoritas de Aras, Arratiecho Park, to Gavín - Yésero village and Orós Alto.
There are amazing views from Gállego River Viewing Point or San Salvador Viewing point at the church.
San Salvador and San Pedro Churches, Torraza Museum (16thC) and La Sierra Museum, houses, stone cut shields and more. The Serrablo Romanesque churches route.
5 km far from Biescas, Santa Elena's Dolmen, Hermitage and Fort (18thC)
LOCAL FESTIVALS AND SHOWS
On Pentecost Sunday "Las Cruces" religious pilgrimage.
The 13th of June the festival of San Antonio.
The festival in honour of Santa Elena and San Roque is from the 14th to the 18th of August.
Feria de Otoño the third weekend of October.
Feria de Primavera the second weekend of May.