Vadiello Dam

This solitary, idyllic spot with the dam, the river and its gorges and the monumental ridged rocks surrounding it, is a must for anyone really interested in the Guara Natural Park. There you can drink in the silence of the countryside at only fifteen minutes from the city of Huesca. It occupies part of the River Guatizalema gorge, at the foot of the Ligüerri Synclines.

Close to the Dam you will find the Escomentué gorge, the Diablo, the Lazas and the Palomo Canal, where there are numerous eagle nests.

The visitor can trek to points such as the San Chinés rock cave hermitage or the caves at San Cosme and San Damián. Or he can watch the many birds of prey that live there. For the most daring, two exciting activities are to climb the synclines or to venture into the caves in the area.


Vadiello Synclines

In these unique, particularly beautiful surroundings, with the Vadiello dam in the centre, you can appreciate the conglomerate rock formations, great isolated vertical ridged walls, known as the synclines. The ones in this place are the Ligüerri Synclines and they are dominated by the Mitra and Puro monoliths, as well as the Isarre Gorge with the San Chinés hermitage. Another of the symbolic crags in Vadiello is the “San Cosme Egg”. The list is long: the Potato, the Pepes, also known as the Aliana Synclines, Lazas, the Borón Crests, the San Jorge Peak, as well as the Escomentué, Diablo and Lazas gorges, and the Palomo Canal, where there a great many Griffon vultures.

The formations in these synclines are rounded and form an ideal rocky mass for climbing enthusiasts.