Alquezar is a small town standing on the rocks in Aragon, north of Spain.
Locals earn their living only by tourist services; no commercial agriculture is done in Alquezar.
- Collegiata de Santa Maria le Major. Same hours as in other museums of the city; closes at 7:30pm. Visitors should wait near the entrance for guide to finish with current group and pick up the next one. Picturesque terrace with patio. 2€ adults (includes a guided tour).
- See also: Aragon:Do:Canyoning.
Alquezar is the main starting point for canyons in Aragon. Operators include:
- Vertientes Adventura
- Alimentacion y Capnoceria, (look for Tabacos sign). Looks like a locals-oriented food shop, but locals consider it extremely expensive and tourists-oriented--and head to Barbastro to buy food.
Restaurants and Cafes
Stewed meats (rabbit, partridge, veal) are the most successful in what can be found in local restaurants.
- La Cocineta. Large portions; good rabbit and duck main meal. Rare example of really good fried potato--very thin slices. Soup with beans and pork is quite controversial.
- La Marmita de Guara, Paseo Pilaseras (on the hill over the main street; off the beaten path), ☎ 974 318 956. evening: opens at 9pm. Popular among local climbing and canyoning guides. Only by reservation if you're not staying at albergue with the same name, which it shares place with. Menu of the day €12-€20.
- Peña Amán, C/Arrabal, 22 (town's main square), ☎ 974 318 963. Probably the best restaurant among those on the main square. Large salads. Recommended dishes: gazpatxo; rivuelto (local variety of scrambled eggs) with garlic and prawns; veal steaks, both with Roquefort and a-la Pireneas. Red pepper in dishes is typically pickled, not a fresh vegetable. Mains €5.80-14, soups €3.30-4.50, salads €3.80-6.50; starters €4.80-6.90.
- Narbona. Stewed lamb is good, while fried variety is not. Paella a-la Navarra is quite large, but bad seafood makes it dish to avoid. Menu del dia: €18 for two meals and desert; €15 for a more limited choice of dishes.
- Casa Gervasio. Restaurant serves only lunch, ~1:30-4pm; bar-only the rest of the time. Most tables are on a small-and-cozy square in the depths of the old town, dozen meters away from the restaurant's entrance. menu del dia €30.
- La Marmita de Guara albergue, Paseo Pilaseras (on the hill over the main street; off the beaten path). Popular with advanced climbers and others who come to Alquezar exclusively for activities.
- Villa de Alquazar. One of the top two hotels in the town. Spacy rooms, large private terraces. Rooms ##20-25 have a great view over the rocks. Rich variety for breakfast. VAT included.
- Hotel Santa-Maria. Another one of the top two hotels in the town.