After the epoch of wars the people who lived in the village because they had to up and down a very steep cost to have arable land in the plain below Were gradually building warehouses, stables, corrals and small buildings at the edge of river next to the Tiermas spa on record of its operation since the fourteenth century, which was later to be translated Into homes near land, so was given the duplicity In many cases of people living in the village and in Los Baños.
In the twentieth century Tiermas has counted about 145 houses, between 700 and 1,000 people.
Good used to grow wheat farmland, barley, corn, oats, potatoes, beans, and sugar beet in recent years.
The sheep was the most abundant animal in the livestock and to a lesser extent cattle, goats and pigs.
Were there people who worked on the construction of the dam and the new road, but which gave great impetus and economically and socially enriched Tiermas was the resort of Los Baños.
Jose Garcia talks about the resort:'' The spa is open from June to September all kinds of meat people: provincial governors, doctors, writers and many other people in rural areas . It had rooms and dining room 1st class and the same 2 nd, as well as a kitchen where the staff bought the products in the stores in town and I cooked it themselves or in charge of the kitchen. They came from all over Spain but mainly from the three provinces of Aragon, Navarre and the Basque Country.
There was a time when the owners were the counts of Coello attracted so many people from the aristocracy. In 1906 I was there for a few days the Infanta Isabel known popularly as "Chata".
The people of Tiermas, Ruesta and Esco had not always free entry fee to use the rooms and the dining room.
Tiermas was well supplied with all amenities: well in the village grocery stores were four, three bars, a butcher, a ballroom and an oven to bake bread while in the grocery stores three Were baths, a bar, a butcher, a ballroom and a restaurant.
It had also cures, medical practitioner, postal services, telegraphy at the spa, two hairdressers for ladies and two gentlemen, civil guard post private car and public service.
There was one school in Los Baños and two schools in Tiermas.
Shrine of our Lady of Pilar in Los Baños and the chapel of Saints Justo and Pastor at the foot of the Sierra de Leyre.
There were mill for grinding grain was producing electricity also Tiermas and several villages.
The holidays of Tiermas were celebrated in November 25, honoring their patron Saint Catherine of Alexandria.
Jose Garcia talks about the holidays:'' It is to a Solemn Mass celebrated by three priests - one the pastor of Tiermas and two nearby villages, Ruesta, Esco, Sigües ... - There was sermon, usually on the life of the Holly and her martyrdom. The sermon was given by one Sangüesa Capuchin priest or some other area. There was no procession. After the mass was taking a vermouth in the bars in town and a special meal to those days where it was missing the chicken and to a lesser extent lamb or kid. There was accustomed to spend the waiters with the musicians to serenade the girls to their homes and were regaled with a pastry like a cake, accompanied by a muscatel or anise. For late-night dancing to the dance halls, one in the hot and one in the village. The musicians were coming out, a few years came brothers from Layana, sometimes from Pamplona or Huesca.
The children were in Carnival festivities and although the Franco dictatorship in Spain were banned, were banned here despite never having civil guard.''
There were dances every Sunday and flocked comedians and puppeteers to perform functions in addition to youth amused themselves with card games and jai alai fronton in.
They were known by the nickname canterudos.
So life passed peacefully Tiermas although since 1924 was projected construction of the dam project was halted several years but after the civil war was relaunched by the Franco authorities which was a blow to the Tiermas population.
So Jose Garcia narrates:'' I was not allowed to build or modify homes because they threatened that anyone who made any modification or new construction not charged in the final payment, as was the case of the Grand Hotel Infanta Isabel Spa that was destroyed by fire and never restored. Yet there were those who risked and built or managed at your own risk. Forcing needs. Although some thought it would not do, most knew that sooner or later the time would come. He began looking for a new place of shipment and found in El Bayo new settlement where people ended up half Tiermas families who wanted to continue with agriculture, the rest was divided between Zaragoza, Pamplona and Sangüesa majority.
Anyone who has not experienced anything like this can understand the suffering and particularly the powerlessness of having to leave everything to the force: your house, your land and so many memories that were buried there forever.
Older people were the worst he passed, the case of my father during the first year we thought that Zaragoza not exceeded, the sadness was upon him and even now I am moved to remember.''
Thus in 1959 began to fill with water the lower areas so the population was still had to go marching stepwise in the early 60's leaving behind all his life, memories and roots.
Torrea Bartholomew had the honor “be the last inhabitant of Tiermas, never wanted to march in the town remained until about 1990, giving himself the anecdote that was only neighbor for years by Honorius of House Juan of Juana had not gone and despite the loneliness of two not on speaking terms, years later, in the 70 was for neighbors hyppies colony that settled in the village, went naked on horseback, had a cow and milk they made cheese that sold to holidaymakers from the campsite, as well as bracelets and trinkets.
In 1993 it was created the Association for Tiermas defense in order to get in the Ebro Hydrographic Confederation of the reversal of the houses, which could not be done because all the people of Tiermas and their land had been sold to the people Sigües, in order to energize the area and recover some tourist use which was in ancient times but so far none of this has taken place and so Tiermas with its rich history and its past that was declared a Cultural Interest remains in the most absolute of dropouts and completely devoured by vegetation, and their three beautiful neighborhoods in addition bridge built in the eleventh century to save the riverbed Aragon all the neighbors and the pilgrims who made the journey because Tiermas is on the Camino de Santiago lie at the bottom of the swamp forever resting.
Portal of Goblin or Witches. Only other remaining original wall, was one of the entrances to Tiermas. According to the elderly have no one had dared to enter the house by the noises were heard it attributed to legendary characters and even had a legend that says that there was a tunnel that connected the building to the river, no one came to tunnel ever see.
The main access to the Tiermas is another part of the town where the first building was the school children to the right, leaving the left side as municipal slaughterhouse.
Inside of the school are still visible traces of the two boards despite the unpresentable graffiti.
School memories of Jose Garcia: ''At this school we came the children from Los Baños, Aringo and Esco, when we were ten years.It was a rectangular hall with double desks for 40 or 50 children. The teacher was in a stage where everyone watched. Usually when he explained some stuff,we stayed sat; but sometimes we would stand in line and he asked us anything starting with the first in line; if I did not know it was his turn to the next and so on until one was right and he was put on the first in line. Also when I took the board with a problem, the dictates of the notebook scored in the same''.
The last children who stayed at Tiermas, who came from Vera House, they were attended for a few years of schooling of Esco.
Out of sight of the visitor to be hidden behind the school is the city council or town
The majestic church of San Miguel Archangel, school girls to the left.
Portico with two arcs. Home to the temple of pointed arches. The door was of solid oak whose two leaves were spiked with two big studs tapered forged.
Above the portico was the old school children to be reached by a ladder leaning against the stone wall was in use until the mid 20's.
Chancel of the parish where the altar was chaired by the figure of St. Michael the Archangel, with both sides in two figures stands the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Virgin Mary, leaving a side the stand where the altar stood San Manly.
A fresco (painting) of the Holy Trinity stood on the altarpiece.
The altar is now in the parish church of Broto (Huesca). Some images of saints were carried by the bishop to the village of Arto (Huesca) and the image of Santa Catalina, which was in a side chapel was taken in the first instance to the people of Latras (Huesca), which also had the same employer and whose image had been burned during the Civil War, but after many prayers and efforts succeeded in bringing the new Tiermas “El Bayo'' `` The present location.
Inside of the parish. The vegetation does not understand sacred places. Chorus in the background.
The hexagonal fountain known as the village fountain, built in the center of the square, the power channeled from the chapel of San Justo water began to flow in 1926 to the disbelief of the neighbors who thought they could save water existing gap. Leon Martinez, from Marchueta House, was the main promoter of this work.
Out of town for the portal of Goblin or the Witches, for here he went to the cemetery, to Aringo and the vineyards. On the left, House Martinez.
Coroz home, church and school for girls on the right.
The girls' school, in the upper floor was the home of the teachers, who used to be occupied by the teacher of children, while the teacher of girls who used to be typically unmarried young girls were staying at House Gil or Sloth.
Gil House. Four plants of more recent construction. It was grocery and tobacco and was inhabited only in winter as in summer they moved with their trade to the Baths where he also had home.
Tiermas Street behind the church.
Paul House, Maria Zorroza House and Florencio House with similar construction. In the background the “walls” of the Sierra de Leyre.
House La Mariana of more recent construction. There was a grocery store. Its owners later moved to Los Baños, where they also had a house and this house was later used by the priest, Mosen Antonio Villacampa.
The author of the blog on a street of Tiermas, in 1989; then, it was still a delight to walk through its beautiful streets.
The same street Twenty two years later.
Tiermas Street, weeds slowly, without haste is becoming the owner.
Tiermas Street, on some streets a narrow path through the undergrowth enables still able to walk by them.
A walk through the streets of Tiermas some surprises in store for us as this magnificent architectural wooden balcony of Casa Urbano.
Or this beautiful stone staircase steps crescent.
The plaster of the facades holds up well over the years.
The waters cast that looked out the window.
The pediment. Nor has it escaped from the overwhelming vegetation.
Another street of Tiermas.
Tiermas Street. Vegetation of all classes prevents the passage.
The fontaza. Located below the village on the road leading to Los Baños, say that relieved the heartburn.
When significantly lower water levels, are the meager remnants of the spa. Today the place is frequented by visitors to make use of the remains of hot springs and mud-bathing.
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