| Natural lookout
in the highest of the Valley of Vió
Place of the county of Huesca,
located in the Vió valley inside mountains of
Pyrenees, between the Ara and Cinca rivers. It belongs
to the district of Sobrarbe and has about 14 inhabitants in
Winter. Its altitude is of 1.342 meters on the sea level. The surface
is of 187,1 Km2. It's from Huesca 117 kilometers. The municipal
term is completed with the towns of Buerba, Buisán, Nerín, Vió
and Yeba. Gentile: fanleño and fanlés also.
We will arrive for N-260 and regional
138 roads until Sarvisé, where a track goes winning height
to run, later, for the ravine of Xate, in direction to Fanlo,
among leafy pinegroves. The traveler can also to opt, if he wants
it, for the track of Añisclo, through Vió and Buerba.
In anyone cases, will be highly compensated by the exceptional landscape,
of impressive beauty. In the Autumn, from Sarvisé to Fanlo,
this landscape offers an entire colors cards able to satisfy to the
most demanding in the tastes.
Fanlo seats its urban nucleus
of totally irregular layout in a hollow faced towards east, aboutturret
1.342 meters of altitude on the sea level; there the different housings
rise responding to the proper characteristics of the traditional architecture:
large houses dated among the XV and XVI centuries with Gothic typical
large windows. The panoramic is suggestive, with buildings where the
stone is almost everything, covered with floor tile of the country,
of where the typical chimneys of the Pyrenne emerge.
In some cases, the lime arrived to
whiten the facades and also part of the chimneys. In the middle of
the rural scenery, the urban nucleus is structured with the help of
paved streets, almost always in slope, with buildings of great volume;
some of the XVI and XVII centuries, among those that highlights Casa
Ruba, with door of big voussoirs and Gothic private chapel, finishing
off a solid and cylindrical turret. The turret serves from dome to
Then Casa del Señor is,
with square great turret that runs off with on rocky patch, with the
embedded housing; the courtyard opens up with cover of arch of half
point and shield over door. Another house, of which is only the facade
is, conserves its Gothic large windows and an inscription with the
year 1527. They also highlight the houses of Rafael, Borruel, Señor,
Satuel and Bernad. In all are most of the elements that
configure the popular architecture of Sobrarbe, especially
the bell shaped chimney. Highlight the Abbey, of the year 1587 and
Casa Fortuna of 1692 also.
Standing out in height, we contemplate
the Tres Santos Reyes parochial Church. It is possibly a Gothic
construction that conserves romanesques remains, of the XV century.
It was reformed and modified in the XVIII century and keeps its polychromed
bigger altarpiece, from second half of the XVII century, the sitting
Virgin's image, of the XIX century and two worked wood images from
In this church, there were an interesting
and valuable goldwork collection and ornaments that are at this moment
in the Diocesan Museum of Barbastro to whose bishopric belongs
the church from 1571, because previously, in 1279, depended on the
archdeaconship of the Valley. It consists of a portico (porch) to
which one gains access under a semicircular half point arc, closed
with a grate, and the ship is covered by a flagstone roof. On this,
the bell tower rises. It is of square plant. A little ashlar buttress
sustains one of its walls. In the superior part of the tower two gaps
Another temple exists inside the urban
nucleus, of rectangular room and covered with floor tile to two waters.
It is a work of the XVIII century, with door low flat atrium and small
bulrush of an alone gap.
Fanlo showed the capital status
of the valley of Vió, because it is the municipal head
that understands the following entities: Buerba, Buisán, Ceresuela,
Gallisué, Nerín, Sercué, Vio and Yeba. It includes the
pardinas (lands to work) of Ballarín and Blasco
also. Fanlo was called so until 1785, and "Fanlo de Vió"
from 1834, when was constituted in City council. However, it is curious
to verify that the last name "de Vió" showed it throughout
one century already, times ago, from 1543 to 1646, being sidewalk
December of 1250, 13 the king Jaime
I of Aragon gave to don Bertrán de Añones the Honor
of the valley of Vió, "where the place of Fanlo
was". The cattle wealth of the area continues having certain importance.
Small holiday on June 26 (San Pelayo).
Big holiday on September 8.
The Aragonese Snow Station of Fanlo
Valley of Vió, has a circuit of Nordic ski located between
the 1.975 and 2.100 m. of altitude, in the middle of the National
Park of Ordesa and Lost Mount already . It has a total of 4
circuits marked with a total of 22 kilometers. Some of its characteristics
- Difference 2.100 -1.975 m. Circuits: 22
- Extension: 22 km. Nursery: No
- Snack bars: Yes. Cannons: 0.
- Restaurants: Yes. Self-service: Yes.
- Schools: Yes.