Aínsa attractions

Top Choice Plaza in Aínsa

Plaza Mayor

Old Aínsa's broad, cobbled main plaza, 80m long and lined by handsome stone arcades and houses, is one of Spain's loveliest. It was created as a market place and fairground back in the 12th and 13th centuries and th…
Castle in Aínsa


The castle off the northwest end of Plaza Mayor mostly dates from the 16th and 17th centuries, though the Torre del Homenaje (keep) is from the 11th century; there are good views from the walls.
Church in Aínsa

Iglesia de Santa María

Aínsa’s main church bears all the hallmarks of unadulterated Romanesque. Few embellishments mark its thick, bare walls, which date from the 11th century. Don’t leave without exploring the beautiful little crypt and …
Museum in Aínsa

Eco Museo

Housed in a tower of Aínsa's castle, the Eco Museo presents models and information displays on Pyrenean fauna; a few rescued birds of prey in small enclosures; and a film on Pyrenean ecosystems and the importance of…
Monastery in Aínsa

Monasterio de San Victorián

On the slopes of La Peña Montañesa, San Victorián monastery has claims to be the oldest monastery in Spain. Dating from the 11th century (though much modified between 1593 and 1613), it was deconsecrated in 1953 aft…
Museum in Aínsa

Espacio del Geoparque de Sobrarbe

This small museum in one of Aínsa castle’s towers discusses the geology of the Sobrarbe district centred on Aínsa (including a good chunk of the Pyrenees) from the mists of time to the ice age – and ways you can exp…