Villanúa

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Villanúa is a Pyrenean municipality in Spain in the north of Huesca province, in la Jacetania, set where the Aragon valley gets wider. Its name refers to the "new village" repopulated in the late 10th century. Villanúa's altitude is 953 m and it covers 58.2 km<sup?2. The village is at the bottom of mount Collarada (2886 m) and in 2012 had 499 inhabitants.

It is a tourist locality located between Jaca and the ski stations of Candanchú and Astún and near the French border (12 km. by the Tunnel of Somport).

Population between 1900 and 2012
1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1981 1991 2001 2011 2012
959 1.114 847 682 585 551 446 323 265 283 340 512 499

Visiting[edit]

The old centre, the church of San Esteban (with a wooden 11th-century Romanesque image of the Virgin, "Our Lady of the Angels"), the cave of Las Güixas, the railway viaduct, dolmens, the Chapel of San Juan and the abandoned villages of Cenarbe and Aruej, with its little Romanesque church of San Vicente (12th century), all in a beautiful environment crossed by the Aragon river. It lies on the old Aragonese pilgrim's road to Santiago de Compostela, the Way of St James.

The main festivities are September 8 (Virgin's Nativity) and December 26 (San Esteban).

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Preceded by
Canfranc
The Aragonese Way of the Way of St. James Succeeded by
Castiello de Jaca

Coordinates: 42°41′N 0°32′W / 42.683°N 0.533°W / 42.683; -0.533