Nestled in a unique natural setting on the Hoya de Huesca plain, near the Sotonera reservoir and minutes from Tormos, Montmesa offers several surprises for visitors.
With staggered buildings that take advantage of the small elevation on which the village sits, Montmesa features a range of different buildings constructed with the area’s traditional materials: stone and rammed earth. Some date back to the 18th century and feature coats of arms and voussoir façades.
Crowning the village is the Church of San Miguel Arcángel, a 12th-century Romanesque building renovated between the 16th and 19th centuries that has a stunning Mudejar tower, the only example of this Aragonese style in the entire region.
The village is home to the Alboré Pool Interpretation Center, a renowned space that provides visitors information about the importance of this wetland, its biodiversity, and its significance as an annual stopover site for cranes on their migration to more humid climates.
Nearby is the popular 17th-century Chapel of Nuestra Señora de Turrullón.
Montmesa celebrates its annual festival on September 29th in honor of St. Michael.