Date and time of visit: May 3, 2016, approximately 7:00 p.m.
This was the last beautiful village of the trip.
A village overlooking the wilds of Aragon
On the 3rd of May, a day full of sightseeing, we were blessed with slightly cloudy weather in San Sebastián in the morning, and we went sightseeing until just before dusk. Forty minutes by car from Javier’s Castle, we arrived at Sos del Rey Católico, which is located in the empty wilderness of Navarra and Aragon.
Although it is still light, it is 7 pm. There is no one who goes sightseeing in such a small village at this time.
At first, we aim at the center of the village. However, the Plaza Mayor where the town hall is, and the church and the tower which are located at the top of the hill are the most of attractions.
When I passed through the gate of the wall surrounding the village, I found the Plaza Mayor less than 100m away.
After all, this is also a fortified city of the Reconquista era
It is a medieval town on a slightly elevated plateau, and like all the beautiful villages of Aragon, it was originally founded during the Muslim Umayyad dynasty, then occupied by the Christians, who Christianized the town itself and evolved it as a defensive base.
At the highest point in the center of the village, there is a big tower that you can see not only this village but also the whole area like this. It seems to have been a castle in the past.
We couldn’t go inside. It might have been too late to visit, but we couldn’t climb up at the normal time. I wonder if I could climb it….
However, the view from the height where this tower is located was outstanding. Although it was far away, we could see the mountains of Pyrenees.
Although the sky was so blue and the light was so bright, it was almost 7:30 pm. It was almost 7:30 p.m. We had to stop sightseeing and head for our accommodation. After only half an hour or so, we got back in the car and headed for Huesca where we would be staying. We were told that it would be faster to get there without taking the highway.
By the way, there is a village and a parador here. If we had noticed it, we might have stopped here.
This is the end of our tour of Spain’s most beautiful villages for this 2016 GW trip. In my next post, I’ll sum up my tour of Spain’s most beautiful villages.