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Top Choice Contemporary Spanish in Aínsa

Restaurante Callizo

Callizo succeeds in marrying Aragonese tradition with modern gastronomic theatre and the result is not just a meal but a true eating experience. Dishes include Río Cinca trout, partridge and veal tournedos, all in i…
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

Castillo

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.
Aragonese in Aínsa

Bodegón de Mallacán

You won't want to wave adiós to Aragón without tasting the slow-roasted local lamb, known as ternasco, and Bodegón de Mallacán on Aínsa's ancient plaza is a fine place to try it. Duck, wild boar, beef, partridge, fr…
Tapas in Aínsa

L'Alfil

This pretty little cafe-bar, with floral accompaniment to its outside tables, is in a side street opposite the church. Its raciones are more creative than you'll find elsewhere, from casseroles of wild mushrooms, ve…
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…
Aragonese in Aínsa

Las Bodegas de Aínsa

A good place to feast on grilled meats, a Pyrenean speciality – notably the local lamb and beef – and there's a delightful garden-patio in which to enjoy your meal, as well as tables outside in a corner of the medie…
Italian in Aínsa

La Tea

Popular and casual plaza restaurant with crispy thin-based pizzas featuring a vast choice of toppings. Alternative choices include a handful of pasta dishes, topped tostadas and vast salads.