Tramacastilla de Tena
Nestled into the sunny mountainside that overlooks the valley, this little village at a height of 1,224 is hidden among hillocks of pine trees, oak and prairies.
On the horizon high and rugged are the ridges of the Peña Telera and the Peña Blanca and down below the aquamarine Búbal reservoir.
Special mention must be made if its local festivals, traditions handed down through the years, for instance the “ronda” which involves a musical parade visiting each house in turn, dancing using sticks to beat the rhythm and toasting the hosts and the visitors alike. A lot of food and drink is passed around! In fact gastronomy is synonymous with Tramacastilla trying the local breadcrumb dish is a must.
POPULAR EXCURSIONS AND WALKS
To Tramacastilla lake, Punta Cochata, Betato Wood - Piedrafita de Jaca, to Sandiniés, to Escarrilla.
There is an amazing view from La Cruceta viewpoint or Santa Marina viewpoint.
The Tourist Train Valle de Tena starts in the village and goes through Partacua's mountain range, passing across Tramacastilla's lake.
The houses bathed in sunlight have noble history and are overflowing with flowers from windows and balconies, traditional homes, stone cut shields, archways and portals. The Romanesque church dates back to the 12th century and houses a Renaissance retable painting from the 16th century dedicated to St. Martin.
The Virgin of the Rosary the first weekend of October.