This hamlet in the Murillo de Gállego municipality is located on the left bank of the river of the same name, with the incomparable Mallos de Riglos in the background and next to a forest of centuries-old oaks.
Built on both sides of a street that slopes down from the main road, Concilio is home to the Chapel of Santa María (also known as the Chapel of the Virgen de Concilio), which sits on a hill and was declared a National Monument in 1931. This Romanesque-style building features a semicircular apse with a quarter-sphere vaulted ceiling. However, traces of the Gothic period can be found inside: the nave is topped by a wooden frame resting on pointed arches. Next to the temple is a hayloft, known as the “Pajar de Chorra”, which has a Mozarabic arch between its walls, the only remnant of an ancient Visigoth monastery that mysteriously caught fire in 1215.
The hamlet of Murillo gradually unfolds on a large rise in the terrain, on the right bank of the Gállego River.
Arriving to the village is a spectacular experience: the road leading to Murillo de Gállego is flanked by a landscape that gradually fills with awe-inspiring sights: Murillo on one side, with Peña Rueba in the background, and on the other side, Riglos, and its spectacular Mallos standing on guard.
Visitors will have to take the climb to the center of the village slowly because the steep slope requires it. The Village Hall is located in the main square along with the Church of San Salvador, a Romanesque construction that features the a 12th-century crypt of Santo Cristo and a monumental apse, although part of the walls belong to later periods.
If you continue climbing, winding your way through the labyrinth of streets, you will reach the original village center and its Chapel of the Virgen de la Liena; the geminated window with two arches in one of the walls are the only traces of the original building.
Nearby, a geological park has been created at the highest point of the village where a small defensive fortress once stood. This spot provides insightful views of the surrounding nature, as well as spectacular panoramic views of the Galliguera River, with the Mallos de Riglos in the background creatign the perfect photo opportunity.
One of the most important events of the year in Murillo is the “Descenso de las Nabatas por el Río Gállego”, a trip down the Gállego River on traditional rafts, celebrated around the festival in honor of St. George on April 23rd.
The village celebrates its festivals on August 24th to honor St. Bartholomew, and the village celebrates the bonfires of St. Sebastian in January.