Nestled in the Somontano region in Huesca, Antillón is one of those places that exceeds expectations.

Strolling through its streets means discovering places and memories of times past, including the old mill and oil factory, a well-kept open-air museum dedicated to keeping the traces of traditional crafts alive.

The surprises come more quickly as we get closer to the top of the sandstone hill on which the village sits: several sections of city walls, towers, and a gate welcome us to the historic historical complex. After crossing this threshold visitors can explore the interesting Romanesque Parish Church of the Natividad de la Virgen, and beyond the church, a bit higher up on the hill, an open square bordered on one side by the former communal bread oven.

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If you skirt the church and continue to walk uphill through the narrow streets of Antillón, you’ll make it to the top of village and its spectacular views of the surrounding region.

This picturesque villages is part of the Catalan section of the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) as it passes through Aragón.

The old fountain and the Chapel of San Cosme y San Damián and the Chapel of San Juan are located on a nearby hill.

The area is also home to a rich variety of natural attractions and interesting geological features, including the Hormiga ravine, the "Poza Sola" gorge, and the "fairy chimneys".

Antillón celebrates its annual festivals on September 8th in honor of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, and on April 29th with the pilgrimage to the Pueyo Monastery.


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