Hotel Villa de Alquézar
Alquézar is a perfect stopover for a night or two – especially if you are driving from Barcelona. The village is regularly voted one of the prettiest in Spain. It´s winding streets are overlooked by the church of Santa María – an old Moorish castle.
The village is a perfect place to while away a day or two sampling the local honey, cheeses and olives in the excellent restaurants – try La Pardina our favourite! There are also several hikes direct from the hotel including the ‘pasarelas’ – a short but spectacular hike along walkway deep in the Vero canyon. Alquezar is in teh Somontano wine growing area and there are several vineyards to visit nearby.
The Hotel Villa de Alquezar´s building was the ancient royal residence in Alquezar dating back to medieval times and you can still see the large royal coat of arms above the main door. The hotel has lovely 34 rooms with views over the village – some with terraces. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning.
There is a cafe/bar, breakfast room, a sitting room and a garden area to relax in. Breakfast is served buffet style. There is free wi-fi throughout the hotel.
The hotel has a small spa with a jacuzzi, small pool with waterfall, bubble beds and hot/cold showers. There is a separate charge of 15€ if you would like to use the spa – pay directly to the hotel reception.
You’ll need a swimming costume, swimming hat and sandals to use the spa. The outdoor pool is open from June till September although if the weather is good they usually open earlier and/or later.
Hotel Villa de Alquezar – prices
From 108 € – double room with terrace and breakfast included.
From 140 € – superior double room with breakfast
This is for two people in a double room with breakfast (not per person). There are a few dates that are high season so please check with us the price for your dates.
If you’d like to add some nights in Hotel Villa de Alquezar to your holiday please either email us or note it on your booking form when reserving your walking holiday.
A beautiful village with narrow winding streets. It has a good selection of cafe’s,bars, restaurants and shops. There is one ATM in the village. There are several small museums and churches to look around. Getting lost amongst it’s maze of streets and staircases is a delightful way to while away a few hours.
The Alquézar castle and collegiate church arose from the remains of one of the main Moorish fortresses of the region, known as the Barbitaniya. The Pre-Pyrenees marked the northern edge of the Moorish Caliphate with the mountains making a natural barrier between Moorish lands and the Christian kingdoms to the north.
The castle was erected at the beginning of the 9th century by Jalaf ibn Rasid as a defence against the Christian county of Sobrarbe, and to protect the frontier and access to the prosperous town of Barbastro. Such was the importance of the castle that it gave its name to the town, as Alquézar comes from the Arabic al-qásr, fortress. In 1067, the King of Aragón, Sancho Ramirez, re-conquered Alquézar for the Christians. A community of canons was set up to provide religious services to the military garrison, which was pushing forward from the hills of the Pre-Pyrenees towards Huesca (conquered in 1098) and Zaragoza (in 1118).