Villanueva de Sigena

Villanueva de Sigena is in Aragon.

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About Villanueva de Sigena

Villanueva de Sigena or Villanueva de Sijena is a small village in Los Monegros, in the province of Huesca, autonomous community of Aragon (Spain), near the Alcanadre river. The Monastery of Santa MarĂ­a de Sigena is located close to this town. Villanueva de Sigena is the birthplace of the physician and heterodox theologian, Michael Servetus (1511-1553). Servetus was the discoverer of pulmonary circulation. A museum and interpretation center is maintained by the Michael Servetus Institute at the old house were Servetus was born, after a major restoration in 2002.


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