Sallent de Gallego
This traditional and typical little mountain village is at the head of the valley, standing a a height of 1,305 metres below the spectacular and emblematic peña Foratata and on the shore of Lanuza reservoir, Sallent enjoys quite exceptional views of peaks, forests and lakes from its quaint cobble-stoned streets.
Historically it was joined to Lanuza in an association called the Quiñon de Sallent which acted as administrator in the valley.
Climb the narrow streets to see the lovely parish church which is Gothic style and dates back to the start of the 16th century and has a remarkable Renaissance retable. The medieval bridge is also worth a visit providing a beautiful setting for the playground and picnic area. Stroll around and see traditional doors, windows and heraldic insignias. In the main square the Romanesque triple arch contrasts with the modern climbing wall!
Nature and Wildlife: There is a wide range of native species. In this area there are over 40 types of mammals, 125 breeds of birds (within the Viñamala bird sanctuary) and 35 types of orchids among them the extremely rare Zapatito de Dama (Lady's Slipper) which is included in the Aragon catalogue of species at risk of extinction.
Sports and leisure centre: Multipurpose pavilion, used for sports activities, educational and cultural events, swimming pool, tennis courts, horse riding, fronton, climbing wall and more…
The Aguas Limpias Spa is the perfect way for visitors to relax after long walks, there is a wide variety of gushing water outlets and bubbles to make you feel renewed.
Viewing points: Mirador de Salto, San Mamés, De la Sierra and an areas to learn about the flora of the Tena Valley, water and a mill.
Most popular walks: Ibonciecho, GR-11 Ibón de Respomuso, GR-11 La Sarra-Llano Cheto, GR-11 Formigal, PR.HU.92. Pacino and many more.
Architecture route: Church of the Assumption and its retable 16th C. Medieaval Bridge 16th C. Medieval triple arch Mendidero (old meeting point), shields, antique doors and windows.
Local Festivals and shows
During the second fortnight of July the International Festival of Cultures takes place, called “Pirineos Sur” an event all world music lovers should mark in their diary.
5th of August Festival of The Virgin of Snow (continues for a few days)
10th of September Livestock Fair
14th and 15 September The Exaltation of St. Cruz