center point of the city
Place of the county of Huesca, located
in the vicinities of the Flumen river. Its altitude is of 467
meters on the sea level. It's from Huesca hardly 6 kilometers.
They are named tierzanos.
The neighbors of Tierz discovered,
already some time ago, that their properties could be more profitable
if they exploited them in community; hence they decided to take an experience
ahead. If somebody had to go to Huesca to work, another that
was here made his work. This model of organization gave some highly
positive results. In time of grape harvest, while they pressed the grape
in full street, with the neighborhood's collaboration they applied the
Tierz is scarce six kilometers from
Huesca on whose municipality depends at the present time. The
access to the town starts up of the same highway to Barbastro
and Lérida, in a deviation to the right in front of Quicena.
It is necessary to cross the bridge on the Flumen river to arrive
to the old urban area that settles in the plain, closed of fertile cultivation
lands. The layout of the streets, however, is as capricious as irregular.
The buildings offer sensibly reformed..
The parochial church is dedicated to Our Mrs. of the
Assumption and it is a work of the XVII century. It consists of a ship
of three covered tracts for terceletes (in a vault of edges,
each one of the intermediate nerves.) and chapels in the lateral sides.
The tower is of two bodies and ascends of square floor, wide plant and
of scarce height, with a little cover to four slopes. There is also
a hermitage dedicated to Dolores's Virgin, with ship of three
tracts, covered with lunetos (curved part of the stern in form
of half moon).
The second day of the party in honor of
the Virgin's Assumption and San Roque they go to Santa Cruz's
hermitage. There is another party, the small one, April 23, with pilgrimage
to the hermitage of Salas. And some more of votive character,
as those dedicated to Santa Waldesca and San Gregorio.
The toponym Tierz has a Roman origin, and it comes from "tertium milliarium", according to some historians, trying to mean that about three thousand distance steps exist to Tierz, from a certain place (with a lot of probability, Roman Osca) .
Regarding the history of the place, proven
it is the dependence of the neighboring monastery of Montearagón,
because it already consists a first donation of Sancho Ramírez
in 1093. The 16 of August of 1097, Pedro I of Aragon gave to
the Santa Cruz de la Serós's monastery the houses that his aunt
Sancha had in Tierz.
October of 1134, Ramiro II of Aragon
gave the place, with all their terms, to the monastery of Montearagón.
Centuries later, the 18 of August of 1391, Juan I formalized
the sale of the place with the mentioned monastery.
Walking the time, the abbot of Montearagón
was giving houses and lands to the neighbors of Tierz, until
the total transfer took place in 1544, decreed then by the abbot, don
Juan de Urrea.
It is perseverance, also, that in Tierz
a residence of canons of the neighboring monastery existed, which were
founded in the parochial church the brotherhood of Minerva, with
function every month, the same as that of the Corpus.
The place has maintained until few years
ago, a similar census of inhabitants to that of the last XIX century
(something more than 250 inhabitants). In the XV century it had 11 fires,
2 Christian and 9 Muslims. Madoz, in 1845, pointed out 50 houses,
40 neighbors and 247 inhabitants.
But Tierz is announced prosperous
and promising in its urban growth. New and young families occupy the
modern area, of embedded one-family housings that don't stop of being
built, among the bridge of the Flumen river and the old urban
area of the town.