Piedrafita de Jaca
This lovely village lies at a height of 1,242 metres at the foot of the Sierra de La Partacua in the lower Peña Telera. A mix of traditional Pyrenean architecture and restored buildings.
The first historic reference to this village dates back to 1203 but it wasn't until the 14thC that it was first included in the census as a place with 10 fireplaces (the way of counting families or clans)
Piedrafita connects to Tramacastilla through a beautiful wooded path called the Betato which passes the Gorgol canyon . These woods are steeped in history with stories of witches' covens, wizards and magic folk... a place where they performed witchcraft at a time when it was common in the Tena Valley.
A strange and interesting rock formation in the shape of an arch is a popular and easy destination to walk to in summertime.
This park is located within a forest and is an interesting and beautiful walk. As you stroll through the woods you get to see many native animals in their natural habitat including, deers, roe deers, Pyrenean mountain goats, lynx, buffalo, wolves and more.
The route also has signs explaining the wide variety of flora, their names features and uses in medicine and handicrafts.
MOST POPULAR WALKS
To Betato Wood - Tramacastilla de Tena, to Piedrafita Lake, St Cruz hermitage or the Piedrafita Arch.
San Andrés Church 20thC, door knockers and bells, shields and the Casa Silvestre or the old schoolhouse.
15th August feast of the Assumption.
A Virtual look at Piedrafita