FormigalValle de Tena
Formigal is located at the foot of the ski resort Aramón Formigal-Panticosa, at a height of 1,550 and only a few kilometres from the French border at Portalet. It belongs to Sallent de Gállego's municipality.
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 on houses, hotels and apartments together with cafés, bars, restaurants and many types of shops.
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 Midi D'Ossau, Balaitus, Picos de Argualas, Picos de Infierno, Ferraturas and Baladrías.
SPORTS AND LEISURE FACILITIES
An outdoor heated swimming pool (open in July and August), tennis court, fronton and a playground.
THE MOST POPULAR EXCURSIONS AND WALKS
There are many excursions and walks from Formigal, signed walks to get to the top of the mountains or just to enjoy walking with children over the simple paths:
The most popular ones are:
- GR-11 to Sallent de Gállego,
- GR-11 to La Sarra
- PR.HU.90 to Collado de Foratata
- GR-11 to Ibón de Respomuso
- PR.HU.92 Lanuza and Panticosa
- PR.HU. 91 Pacino
- GR-11 to Ibones de Anayet
The GR-11, the Pyrenean track passes throug Formigal:
- Formigal - Candanchú (Canal Roya ) : 6 hours
- Formigal - Canfranc (Canal de Izas): 5 hours 45 minutes
- Formigal - Balneario de Panticosa: 8 hours
The walks to the top of the highest mountains start in Respomuso Refugee:
- Respomuso - Balaitús: 4 hours
- Respomuso - Gran Facha: 3 hours 30 minutes
Romanesque Church (11th C.)
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 a Romenanesque Chrismon (stone symbol) in the tympanum.