Global Network of National Geoparks

The Sobrarbe County Council is already integrated as a member of the European Route of Megalithic Culture”

Source :European Geoparks Network Published :July 2, 2015

The European Route of Megalithic Culture serves as a platform for museums, Geoparks, scientists, and experts in tourism from Denmark, England, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden and now Spain to underline the outstanding importance of the megalithic culture for European history, to rediscover and promote the tourism value of its monuments and, in this way, improve their protection as part of the common cultural heritage.

The goal of the Association Megalithic Routes is to link together a selection of the oldest monuments of Europe by cultural routes which not only lead to the megalithic monuments but also highlight the manifold features of the surrounding landscape. Throughout Europe there is a close link between the origin of megalithic monuments and the early history of the cultural landscape: both begin at the same time and symbolise the first efforts of human communities to tame nature and shape the natural environment.

The “Megalithic Routes” project is committed to the principles of “low-impact tourism” and refrains from any irreversible measures affecting the natural environment when developing opportunities for tourism.

Dolmens, stones circles as Losa La Campa in Tella, Caseta  de las Balanzas inAlmazorre, Dolmen de Pueyoril in Arcusa or La Capilleta in Paules de Sarsa are someof the monuments that you visit frequently in Sobrarbe.

More than 50% of the area in Sobrarbe has been declared legally protected, especially outstanding are its glaciers on Monte Perdido, the Posets-Maladeta National Park, the Sierra and Cañones de Guara Nature Reserve and particularly, the Ordesaand Monte Perdido National Park (declared a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO). In addition there are more than 25 areas of the NATURA 2000 Network, Sobrarbe Geopark and now Megalithic Route.