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TOWN HALL

This building serves municipal administrative functions and is located in the town centre. Only the Lonja (the lower part of the building in front of ‘la presoneta’) and its pointed arches remain from the original 16th century construction.

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MOLINOS PAPELEROS

A total of nine paper mills were a flourishing trade in the 19th and 20th centuries, using water from the River Matarranya to move the wheels. The paper produced was used by Goya to create his paintings and even by the government to print money.

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ANTIGUA FÁBRICA NOGUERA

The old paper factory had its years of splendour in the 1940s and ceased activity in 1978. It has since been converted into an art and culture exhibition centre.

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CALVARY

The Calvary is a path with 14 stations symbolised by pylons crowned with crosses and decorated with tiles. It was reconstructed in 1940 and leads to ‘la ermita de Santa Bárbara’. The Holy Burial procession on Good Friday passes this way, during which ‘carraus’ (ratchets) are played.

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ERMITA DE SANTA ANA

The hermitage was built with tuff stone in the 17th and 18th centuries and was located outside the village’s walls, together with the old road that welcomed visitors from Peñarroya.

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LA PRESONETA AND LA BOTERA

La Presoneta (little prison) is situated in the area known as Botera. It was originally the tower used to control access to the Muslim castle, but it became a prison between the 17th and 19th centuries.

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PORTAL DE SAN GREGORIO

The ancient entrance to the village is of Muslim origin and is is a pointed-arch portal with a coat of arms showing the inverted crescent in representation of the Bishop of Zaragoza, Pedro López de Luna, lord of the territory.

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IGLESIA PARROQUIAL DE SAN BARTOLOMÉ

This Baroque building has been adapted to the uneven terrain and features elements from the ancient church such as a capital with scenes from the Samson and Delilah story. Another striking feature is the front altarpiece with Solomonic columns.

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RÍO MATARRAÑA Y BRIDGE

This single-span 15-metre high bridge was built between the 15th and 17th centuries, while the mills were built further away due to the slope in the land over the river.

 

PORTAL DE SAN ROQUE

Defined by a semicircular arch outside the walls and presenting a lintelled structure inland, a chapel was built upon this structure, thereby creating a chapel-portal.

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