Laspaules Village

On the western side of the Valley lying under the magical mountain par excellence, Turbón, is Laspaúles or Laspaúls, consisting of traditional houses made from local sandstone, with its characteristic reddish hue. Among the striking buildings is Casa Gran, with its powerful colonnades, and the year 1587 engraved on it.

Some valuable documents dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries were found by chance in the belfry just a few years ago, which described in detail daily life in the village at that time. Among the wealth of information, there is a narrative of the execution of 23 women accused of witchery in 1593.

All these documents, along with other interesting relics of the past such as chalices, Hispanic-Moorish ceramic pieces and a choir book dating back to the 11th century, can all be seen in a small museum inside the church.

In nearby Villarrué/Billargüé, you will be able to visit the 12th century church, and in Neril/Nerill, you will once again delight in the traditional buildings made from the local reddish sandstone, and the magnificent views that can be seen over Bohí mountains from Chía. If you follow the track leading to Ardanué/Ardoné, you will find the holly which is known as la Chinastra FloridaThis holly, as legend goes, remained in bloom throughout the winter and the summer after the Virgin hung the Child’s nappies on it. 

When you reach Ardanúe/Ardoné, don't miss another example of traditional Lombard architecture from the 12th century, the tiny St. Stephen’s church. You can also ask for the location of Casa Perich, a large manor house dating back to the 15th century, or simply enjoy the peace and quiet of the villages that can be seen in the distance, such as Fonchanina.

Laspaúles comprises several villages: Abella, Alins, Ardanué, Denuy, Espés, Espés Alto, Llagunas, Neril, Suils, Villaplana, Villarué.