Tella Tella Virgin of Fajanillas Virgin of Fajanillas Punton de las Brujas (Piton of the Witches) and its ermitage Tella
There is no more scenic place to show to a non-mountaineer willing to fully savor the beauty of this region of the High Aragon
Tella-Sin is a village located 1360 m high over the Escuain gorges, and accessible by car
Below the village, some two-hundred meters before the car park, is located the famous prehistoric dolmen on the left side of the road.
From the centre of Tella, there is a short round-trip that takes less than one hour, around the little hill on which Tella stands, and visiting three medieval monasteres : Pablo Juan y los Santos (eleventh century), Virgen de Fajanillas (XII century), and Virgen de la Peña (XII century).
In the village, made of old houses with typical architecture of the region, mainly from dry stones, one can also visit the parish church dedicated to Saint Martin (XVI century).
As for eating, in Lamiana, some 2km below, is located a restaurant of legend, the Inn of Lamiana
. The view to Monte Perdido is rated 5 stars. The night is cheap, and camping is even possible for 4.5€
By car only, unfirtunately...
Lamiana restaurant Wild Thistle East panorama Los Santos Juan y Pablo
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San Martin Church in Tella
Punton de las Brujas Echinospartum Horridum Peña Montañesa from Tella
A sign indicates the path from the Casa del Parque National. It starts going around the north circumference, revealing gorgeous views to the Mont Perdu, Escuain, and Castillo Mayor.
In early July, the whole mountain is dotted with yellow flowers that come from a carpet of prickly bushes that locals call "mother-in-law pillows" (Echinospartum Horridum). We reach the Piton of the Witches (Punton de las Brujas), and his hermitage, San Juan and San Pablo (Pablo Juan y los Santos, eleventh century).
Then the path goes right through a forest of pines and oaks and reach the other two chapels, the ones of the Virgin of Fajanillas (XII century), and that of the Virgen de la Peña (XII century), perched on a cape. The trail finally returns to the village of Tella
by visiting its streets and its parish church dedicated to Saint Martin (XVI century).
Far away, the Punta Maristás
, the Cotiella
, the Llerga
and the Peña Montañesa
form an incredible panorama that reminds the American Far-West.
[img:734740:aligncenter:medium:Peña Montañesa from Tella]