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Route to know the Churches of Serrablo (Aragon-Spain): millenary Romanesque churches in the Pyrenees

The Serrablo: Serrablo (in Aragonese Sarrablo) is a traditional region, known since medieval times, which refers to some territories located in the Pyrenees of Huesca, between Las Bellostas and Gavín. It can be considered the Serrablo also including the areas of Biescas, Nocito, Javierrelatre, Laguarta, and estimating the capital of the region to Sabiñánigo, as it coincides significantly with the current region of Alto Gállego.

First of all, we would like to explain what the Serrablo Churches are and why you should visit them.

Why should you visit them?

A group of churches built in the upper basin of the Gállego river (Alto Gállego region, in Aragón, Spain), generally on the left bank, between the 10th and 11th centuries, are known as Serrablo churches. However, at the end of the 11th century and the beginning of the 12th century, its area of influence was extended, giving rise to the construction of similar churches on the other bank of the Gállego river, for example: the case of Barós and Lerés.
The churches of Serrablo are Historical Artistic Monument and of Cultural Interest.

Which architectural style do they belong to?

There are two currents, one of which includes them among the Mozarabic or pre-Romanesque.

Mozarabic, built from the 10th century by Christian communities under Islamic rule (Antonio Durán Gudiol and the Friends of Serrablo Association); Pre-Romanesque or an early Romanesque style from the 11th century, which emerged at the beginning of the Kingdom of Aragon. In this case it would be an early Romanesque architecture with elements of Mozarabic art taken from Muslim architecture and with influences of Lombard Romanesque.

The Interpretation Center is located in Lárrede, where guided tours are organized on certain days and at certain times.

Serrablo churches accessible thanks to an APP driven by DGA

1. San Martín de Arto


2. San Juan de Busa


3. San Bartolomé de Gavín


4. Santa María de Isún de Basa


5. Iglesia de Javierrelatre


6. San Pedro de Lárrede

Foto: Marc0357 Tripadvisor

7. San Pedro de Lasieso

8. San Miguel de Latre

De Willtron, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9874390

9. San Martín de Oliván

Foto: Huesca La Magia

10. San Martín de Ordovés

Foto: romanicoaragones.com

11. San Miguel de Orna


12. Santa Eulalia de Orós Bajo

13. San Juan de Orús

San Juan Church in Orus, Aragon - 3
DonCamillo, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

14. San Andrés de Satué

La Iglesia de San Andrés en Satué, Bobi’s Bikes


15. Santa Eulalia de Susín

Knowing the churches of Serrablo is an essential route if you like Romanesque and art, if you are interested in the history of Aragon and / or Spain, or if you are thinking of a getaway in the province of Huesca, a getaway in Aragon or a day trip from Zaragoza.

More information about the Serrablo Churches here.

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