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The historic centre of Aínsa

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# L’Aínsa

This is the capital of Sobrarbe, a county in Huesca. The town has been under legal protection since 1965 because of its historic and artistic importance. The town centre still breathes its medieval atmosphere, thanks to a thorough scheme of renovation. The Plaza Mayor (the main square) stands out. The old market used to take place under its arches. Also of note are the church of Santa María, the castle enclosure, and the Cruz Cubierta, a circular chapel built in 1655 to commemorate the battle for the reconquest of Aínsa from the Muslims in 724. Within this shrine lies the Cross of Sobrarbe. And there are many interesting period mansion houses.

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