Barbastro, Spain

Scenery on the way to Barbastro

Scenery on the way to Barbastro

 

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.

City Bus Station in the Plaza de Aragón, Barbastro

City Bus Station in the Plaza de Aragón, Barbastro

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.

Sightseeing map of Barbastro

Sightseeing map of Barbastro

Information of Barbastro

Information of Barbastro

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.

River Vero

River Vero

Paseo del Coso

Paseo del Coso

Paseo del Coso

Paseo del Coso

Plaza Aragon de Barbastro

Plaza Aragon de Barbastro

Plaza del Mercado

Plaza del Mercado

Plaza del Mercado, antiguos Almacenes San Pedro

Plaza del Mercado, antiguos Almacenes San Pedro

Town Hall of Barbastro

Town Hall of Barbastro

San Francisco Church, Barbastro

San Francisco Church, Barbastro

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.

Cathedral of the Assumption, Barbastro

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, Barbastro

The church was constructed between 1517 and 1533 over an old Moorish temple.

The portals of Barbastro Cathedral.

The portals of Barbastro Cathedral.

Although its structural elements are Gothic, the interior is closer to the Renaissance style. The floor plan was designed as a church and hall.

The interior of Barbastro Cathedral.

The interior of Barbastro Cathedral.

The main altar of Barbastro Cathedral.

The main altar of Barbastro Cathedral.

It has three naves of equal height, and the light enters from the sides to give the sensation of a single space.

Chapel of the Holy Christ of Miracles in Barbastro Cathedral.

Chapel of the Holy Christ of Miracles in Barbastro Cathedral.

Gothic vault of the Barbastro Cathedral

Gothic vault of the Barbastro Cathedral

Highlights on the building’s exterior include the bell tower, and on the interior, the altarpiece and ribbed vaults.

Beautiful cupola and stained glass of the Barbastro Cathedral de Santa María de la Asunción.

Beautiful cupola and stained glass of the Barbastro Cathedral de Santa María de la Asunción.

Cathedral de Santa María de la Asunción is a beautiful and luxurious church indeed.

A deserted house in the city of Barbastro. No, someone lives.

A deserted house in the city of Barbastro. No, someone lives.

When I looked at this ruined house. I wondered if Jesus had really hoped that gorgeous and luxurious cathedral.

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