Barbastro is a city in the Somontano county, province of Huesca, Aragon. The city is at the junction of the rivers Cinca and Vero. The population of Barbastro is 16,924.
Barbastro is located in 341m above sea level. It is nestled into a pre-Pyrenean zone. The main agricultural products are olives, almonds, cereals and vines, which produces famous Somontano wine.
I got some brochures at a tourist information center, and begun to walk around the city. But it was ordinary cityscape … not to be moved with the town.
I walked around the town of Barbastro aimlessly.
San Francisco Church is located at Plaza San Francisco. It is the only part of the old monastery that has disappeared with time. The church was completely remodeled in the 16th century.
Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, Barbastro Cathedral is located at Plaza del Palacio, 1. The Cathedral is one of the best examples of Gothic Renaissance architecture in Aragon.
The church was constructed between 1517 and 1533 over an old Moorish temple.
Although its structural elements are Gothic, the interior is closer to the Renaissance style. The floor plan was designed as a church and hall.
It has three naves of equal height, and the light enters from the sides to give the sensation of a single space.
Highlights on the building’s exterior include the bell tower, and on the interior, the altarpiece and ribbed vaults.
Cathedral de Santa María de la Asunción is a beautiful and luxurious church indeed.
When I looked at this ruined house. I wondered if Jesus had really hoped that gorgeous and luxurious cathedral.