Photo of Aguero

Visit Aguero

Aguero is in the Aragon region of Spain in the Huesca province.

Explore Agüero

It is a small, attractive village which sits nestled into the Los Mallos mountains. The Los Mallos mountains, also known as 'the ninepins', are strange pinky-grey lumpy mountains with two distinct sections, one at Riglos and one at Aguero. They are really more of a massive rock formation than a mountain and are more than 300 meters high. They are very well-loved by mountain climbers and abseilers.

The village itself is small and its main attraction is the 12th century Santiago church. Take a walk up a track from the village to get to this church. Inside this Romanesque church take a look at the capitals (columns) as they are carved with weird and wonderful beasts as well as various bible scenes. The doorway too has some excellent carvings.

The carvings are by the same craftsman who did the nearby monastery of San Juan de la Pena. His name is unknown but he is known as the Master of San Juan de la Pena and his carvings at the monastery are thought to be amongst the best Romanesque carvings in the whole of Spain.

The other church in Aguero, the San Salvador church, also has some wonderful carvings on its doorway.


As you wander around the village the mountains are always visible, looming up above the houses and providing a wonderful backdrop to the village. It is this rather awesome setting that makes the village worth a visit. Look closely at the mountains and you should see lines of Griffin vultures sat along the ridges.

There is a small budget hotel in Aguero which also has a restaurant if you wish to admire the mountains whilst stopping for lunch.

The main festival in Aguero is held over 6 days from the 16th August and include local theatrical productions.

Long distance hiking has become very popular and the GR1 Historical trail is a long hike crossing northern Spain from Puerto de Tarna in Asturias to Sant Marti d'Empuries on the Costa Brava. The trail is close to the 'Way of Saint James' but offers more of a walking and less of a spiritual experience. Its goal is the walk and not the destination and so it meanders through some fabulous countryside and villages.

The pretty town of Aguero is one of the villages on the trail.

Places to visit near Aguero

Riglos is another village dominated by the Los Mallos mountains. You can get some of the best views of the mountains from here.

The lovely town of Sanguesa is nearby and has the remains of a royal palace. Alquezar is a lovely village with Moorish architecture and great views.

Also not far away is the attractive town of Pamplona, famous for its annual bull-running festival.

You can find more local travel ideas in the Aragon guide.

See also: 

Map of Aguero and places to visit


Aguero places to visit



Sanguesa is a very interesting town with lovely old streets, mansions and churches and the remains of a royal palace.

Sanguesa guide


Alquezar is situated above the Rio Vero canyon the combination of great views and moorish architecture makes this village well worth a visit.

Alquezar guide


Pamplona is famous throughout the world for its bull-running festival that takes place in July every year.

Pamplona guide

...or see all our recommended places to visit in Aragon