Romanesque architecture in the Ribagorza
Architects from Lombardy chose the dreamy landscapes of the eastern Pyrenees as a framework for his creations in stone. Gradually it was spreading over the whole Kingdom of Aragon.
In the Ribagorza region, near Graus, between the mountains of the Isábena Valley, in the 9th century, was founded the monastery of Obarra which becomes important spiritual center. A few meters away, the San Pablo hermitage, of the 12th century.
Likewise, the Cathedral of Roda de Isábena, built in the ancient bishopric seat of the Ribagorza and the Santa Maria de Alaón monastery in Sopeira, are pillars of Romanesque art.
In the Benasque valley are preserved a few samples of Romanesque-Lombard architecture which combined with its spectacular surroundings make indispensable your visit:
Chapel of Our Señora of Gracia (11th century) in El Run.
Chapel of San Martín (12th century) in Chía.
Santa María Church (13th century) in Benasque.
San Pedro (12th century) in Villanova.
Church of San Juan Bautista (12th century) in Eresué.
Chapel of San Pedro Apostle (12th century) in Sesué.
Sahún church (12th century).
Church of San Esteban de Conques (11th-12th century) in Anciles.
Monastery of Saints Justo and Pastor of Aurigema (10th century) in Urmella.
Renanué Parochial Church (12th century).
Chapel of Santa María in Calvera.