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Quite simply writing about the best things Spain has to offer and anything that might crop up along the way. Spain is a lot more than just sun, sand and sea...

The Great Wall of Spain?
Thursday, June 2, 2022 @ 4:43 PM


When I thought I had seen it all, I came across nothing more and nothing less than a Chinese Wall in Aragon. It is a rock formation made up of two rows of high limestone walls placed parallel to each other by nature itself. All this gives the illusion that a high wall runs along the side of the mountain in the same style as the Chinese monument.

This curious arrangement, known as the walls of Finestres, is located in Huesca and is part of the Sierra del Montsec. They originated as a result of the erosion of wind and water in this area of ​​the Pre-Pyrenees, which was modelled until it became the beautiful formation that it is today.



In addition, right between the two rocky walls we can find works made by man: the ruins of a medieval castle and the hermitage of San Vicente. The uninhabited town of Finestres is also located in the area, from where you can find wonderful views of the wall. Some of its stone walls and mansions are still standing here, forming a small square.


Another place from which to contemplate this beautiful landscape is the viewpoint of the hermitage of San Marcos. In this church, we can also see the Canelles reservoir, another of the natural elements that stand out in this territory.
You can reach this magnificent formation from the towns of Estopiñán del Castillo or Estaña. From there you will have to go to the Penavera bridge, pass through the town of Finestres on foot, by mountain bike or in a 4x4 and continue along a marked path to the wall.



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David H said:
Saturday, June 4, 2022 @ 10:19 AM

Truly astonishing Max. That rock formation doesn't look natural, though of course it is.
You certainly show us how much exploration is required to fully appreciate Spain

Jo said:
Saturday, June 4, 2022 @ 12:04 PM

Wow, who knew, great article, thanks.

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