Geoparque Unesco

GR 2 Aínsa: a town between two rivers.

Aínsa

This Geo-route leads through the old quarters of the town of Aínsa. Human activity usually hides geological features in cities; however, certain towns are actual classrooms where one can study geology.

They include areas that enable us to understand exactly why they were built where they are or how man was able to take advantage, knowingly or unkno-wingly, of geological processes that developed over thousands or millions of years. Aínsa is a good example of this, as it is strategically located at the confluence of two major rivers, the Ara and Cinca.

Even the elevated position of the old quarters, in an excellent position to overlook the surrounding area, has a geological component.

Therefore, a visit to the historic town of Aínsa will enable us to discover that this beautiful architectural ensemble also conceals an interesting geological heritage on which it depends.

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Practical Information

  • Route: Urban tour through the old quarters of Aínsa starting from the Geopark Space. Possible extension of two further Stops, one to the Cinca's River and another to the Serreta de Aínsa Viewpint.
  • Type Of Route: Urban.
  • Duration: Half an hour. If you decide to visit the current course of the River Cinca (Stop 6), please add 20 minutes (one way). The visit to the Serreta Viewpoint takes another 20 minutes (one way). See maps inside for more information.
  • Starting Point: The Geopark Space, located in the south-east tower of the Castle of Aínsa. To reach the centre, head towards the old quarters of Aínsa, either on foot from the lower part of the town or by car from the car park at the top.
  • Comments:The Space is open all year round as follows:
  • Easter and from June to October 15: Friday to Tuesday, from 09:30 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 19:30. Monday and Tuesday, until April, closed for weekly rest. Rest of the year: see Regional Tourism Office. Telephone: 974 500 512
  • Recomentations in your visit to Sobrarbe-Pirineos Geopark

    • Safe visits, unforgettable experiences. There are companies who collaborate with the Geopark where you can hire specialized guides to make your tour a unique and safe experience.
    • Respect the geological outcrops. Do not break off samples of rock, mineral or fossils; anly take the loose pieces

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