| Point of devotion
..... in the road of Salas
Located to the Southeast of the city in
the Almeriz area, the old Nuestra Señora de Salas Sanctuary was rebuilt
at the beginning of the 8th century, paid for by Queen Sancha, and since
then constituting one of the Huesca's main points of pilgrimage.
Of the original Romanesque structure in
ashlar masonry, only the entrance remains, picked out from the faqade
and consisting of archivolts resting on capitals with floral decoration.
The main faqade is presided over by a large, recently restored rose window.
The church's plan is a
Latin cross with a polygonal
chancel, a high choir at the
West end in two parts, and
chapels in the nave and the
transept. The nave's spans
are covered by groined vaul-
ting and the side-chapels by
The crossing is covered by elliptical vaulting
on pendetives and the chancel and transept by polygonal groined vaulting.
The appearance inside is completely different to the outside, and was
rebuilt in 1722 on Baroque decorative models expressed in the crossing,
transept and chancel, which ate decorated with plaster plant motifs. Adjoining
the North side there is a covered portico built in the 16th century in
ashlar masonry in round arches. The three-part tower rises from within
At the Hermitage of Salas, it is possible to be arrived perfectly walking from the city. Traditionally it is a way of daily stroll for some, at any time of the year; although it is more comfortable in the dusks of the Summer.
The surroundings of the hermitage have been prepared to this end, as areas of rest for the adults and games for the children.
The way, properly asphalted, leaves just
the remodeled Dancers Avenue, and is parallel (and to very short distance)
to the prolongation of the Monegros Avenue (named highway of Sariñena
The expansion of the city, little by little
is shortening the distances and by the urban development plans that are
intuited for this zone, in the not too distant future, the Hermitage of
Salas could be, if not included in the urban crossroads of Huesca, if
very near it.