Huesca temática

Number 106. March of 2007Spanish language Principal menu


Small great town
between Mountain range of Guara and Montearagón Castle

     It's a place of Loporzano, in the province of Huesca. It gets to reach the 50 inhabitants in the months of summer. Altitude: 673 meters on the level of the sea. It`s from Huesca 15 kilometers. There are named barluenganos.
      It is arrived from capital Huesca by the highway of Barbastro (N-240) taking deflection at the left, already surpassed Estrecho Quinto, in the direction of Loporzano. Once in Sasa del Abadiado, the passage, by a secondary route, is relatively short. Only 15 kilometers will be enough altogether, if you leave from Huesca city, outside already of the Hoya, to be above in somontano (Under Mountains), for the mountain ranges of Gabardiella and Guara. The lans stirs up and creates rocky projections that serve to erase monotony of the landscape.
      To the entrance of the town is a term cross, of century XVIII. Near a source exists, more probably constructed at the same time.
     The urban group is attractive, with buildings of sillar stone in its majority, own of the characteristics of the landscape. It emphasizes the tower of the parochial church, in center, rising in two bodies. It is of principles of century XVI, like the temple, that is of a ship, with lateral chapels in and the cover with starred vault, alternating with the one of edge in some of the chapels. .
     The parish is dedicated to San Andrés, although the patron saint of the place is San Gil, who has his own hermitage also, constructed of a single ship with pointed arcs and plants rectangular; it is dated in century XVII.
      The holidays are celebrated, generally, the last weekend of the month of August, doing to agree the celebration with the Friday, Saturday and Sunday days. They begin traditionally with a serenade, in that all the neighbors participate, and there is distribution and tasting of cakes and wine. The rest of the celebrations are made up of Aragonese games, dance sessions f and sport championships.
      San Miguel has his own hermitage also, of century XIII, with a rectangular ship of four sections separated by arcs pointed and beautiful and interesting multicolored coffering of the century XIV, in which scenes of titular saint are represented.
     Barluenga got to count on its own City council. In century XIX was annexed Chibluco, Sagarillo and San Julian de Banzo. The increasing depopulation of these places forced to it, later -1960-1970-, to get up (to join) itself to Loporzano. Within the municipal term of Barluenga, is also the population center of Peña de Amán (located Eastern partly of popular “Salto de Roldán”).

      The shadow of the monastery of Montearagón are extended on these earth, that a day were its dominions. Sancho Ramirez gave to the monastery the tenths of Barluenga and Castilsabás, and the Quicena, ville, in May of 1086. Thirteen years later, in 1099, Pedro I de Aragón confirmed to Montearagón the church of “Barlonga”.
     In August of 1158, Don Esteban entrusted to himself to Montearagón, contributing his goods, between which it was a vine of Barluenga. The 18 of Julio of 1188, the Clemente Pope received under his protection the church and the monastery of Montearagón, appearing between its possessions the “Valle longa” church (Ubieto Arteta). Historically it is demonstrated, then, the dominion of the monastery of Montearagón on the place, confirmed by the sale conducted by Juan I de Aragón, the 18 of August of 1391. The situation extended until the year 1571, in which Barluenga passed to depend of the bishopric on Huesca, as a result of the dismantling of Montearagón.
     In a time the inhabitants could be counted themselves by hundreds. At the moment, in the months of the Summer increases solely the so decreased population that “sleeps” in Barluenga or that lives in the place throughout the year. A common phenomenon to many towns of the province, by which many houses are turned residences of Summer. Some express this condition, showing proudly his recovered and improved aspects.

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      In century XII, concretely in 1126, the “mosque of Barlonga” is mentioned (Notary public of Fanlo nº 62, p. 298).
      The lineage of the Barluenga exists, "oscensian" family with individuals documented from the century XVI, whose heraldry arms are a squared shield of silver and gules.
      Barluenga was place also where lived Mr. Luis López Allué, the local customs man of letters of greater relief in the Literary History of Aragón.


Alfonso ZapaterManuel Tomé  Albun fotográfico de Yaso * "Aragón Pueblo a Pueblo", por Alfonso Zapater
** Manuel Tomé Bosqued

The navigators who has connection of high speed, can see a video of Barluenga and
its hermitage of San Miguel (mural paintings)

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