Alquezar is a small town standing on the rocks in Aragon, north of Spain. It is a base point for many outdoor activities, primarily mountains- and rock-based.

16 things to do

All Places Spain

Villa de Alquezar

One of the top two hotels in the town. Spacious rooms, large private terraces, private parking, en-suite bathrooms with bidet, branded towels and single-use shampoos. Rooms #20-25 have a great view over the rocks. Rich variety for breakfast. Travelers mix: many families with children (esp. for weekends); mostly French.

SLEEP   —  Map

Peña Amán

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''. The red pepper in the dishes is typically pickled, not a fresh vegetable.

EAT   —  +34 974 318 963 —  C/Arrabal, 22

Meson del Vero

Its popularity seems to be supported only by guidebook recommendations. The service is slow, prices in your bill may differ from menu, and it has poor gaspatxo. Only the Estofado Ternera is really good. The sangria tastes like a cold glintwein.

EAT   —  Map

Vertientes Adventura

More oriented towards experienced canyoners, compared to Avalancha. Progressive discounts for repeat customers (which are 70% of its clients base). Also offers multi-day multi-day packages..

La Cocineta

Large portions. Good rabbit and duck main meal. A rare example of really good fried potato--very thin slices. Some will love the pork and bean soup, but it's not for everyone.

EAT   —  Map

Alimentacion y Capnoceria

The food shop appears to be oriented towards locals, but the locals consider it extremely expensive and tourist-oriented. They head to Barbastro to buy food.

EAT   —  Map

La Marmita de Guara

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.

Casa Mercedes

Nice, extremelly clean and cheap local host house. There are three rooms with a bathroom and a terrace to share. Good views of the Castle and cliffs.

SLEEP   —  +34 974318912 —  Map


The stewed lamb is good, while the fried variety is not. The paella a-la Navarra is quite large, but bad seafood makes it a dish to avoid.

EAT   —  Map

Colegiata de Santa María la Mayor

Visitors should wait near the entrance for a guide to finish with current group and join the next one. Picturesque terrace with patio.

SEE   —  Map

Casa Gervasio

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.

EAT   —  Map

La Marmita de Guara albergue

Popular with advanced climbers and others who come to Alquezar exclusively for activities. Open Apr to Sept.

SLEEP   —  +34 974 318 956 —  Paseo Pilaseras


More popular-sports oriented than Vertientes.

Hotel Santa-Maria

Another of the top two hotels in the town.

SLEEP   —  Map

Camping Alquezar

The only(?) camping in the town.

Guias Boira

DO   —  Map

About Alquezar

The town looks very much like ''Poble Espanyol'' in Barcelona, but this time it's genuine old-time architecture, not an imitation. Locals earn their living only by providing tourist services; no commercial agriculture is done in Alquezar. Many weekend travellers come to town for a relaxed stay among the rocks for old folks and beginner-level activities for families. Also there are daily bus excursions with old folks visiting Alquezar for several hours: tourists see the Collegiata, eat at the central square and leave. Excursion buses arrive at the central square. Weekday travelers are mainly French, with a few Belgians, Netherlanders and Italians mixed in.

Source: wikivoyage