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Alquezar

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Alquezar is a small town standing on the rocks in Aragon, north of Spain.

Understand

Locals earn their living only by tourist services; no commercial agriculture is done in Alquezar.

Get in

Get around

See

  • 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 a guide to finish with current group and join the next one. Picturesque terrace with patio. 2€ adults (includes a guided tour).

Do

Canyoning

See also: Aragon:Do:Canyoning.

Alquezar is the main starting point for canyons in Aragon. Operators include:

  • Vertientes Adventura
  • Avalanche

Buy

Eat

Grocery shops

  • Alimentacion y Capnoceria, (look for Tabacos sign). Looks like a locals-oriented food shop, but locals consider it extremely expensive and tourist-oriented. Head to Barbastro to buy food.


Restaurants and Cafes

Stewed rabbit, partridge, and veal are the most commonly found dishes 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. Apr-Sept: opens at 9pm. Popular among local climbing and canyoning guides. Only by reservation if you're not staying at the hostel of the same name, which it shares a site 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 the fried variety is not. Paella a-la Navarra is quite large, but bad seafood makes it a 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, a dozen meters away from the restaurant's entrance. menu del dia €30.

Drink

Sleep

  • La Marmita de Guara albergue, Paseo Pilaseras (on the hill over the main parking in the town; off the beaten path), 974 318 956. Popular with advanced climbers and others who come to Alquezar exclusively for activities. Open Apr to Sept.
  • 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.

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