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Villanúa municipality
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Villanúa (Spain)
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Basic data
Autonomous Community : AragonAragon Aragon
Province : Huesca
Comarca : Jacetania
Coordinates 42 ° 40 ′  N , 0 ° 32 ′  W Coordinates: 42 ° 40 ′  N , 0 ° 32 ′  W
Height : 953  msnm
Area : 58.2 km²
Residents : 432 (Jan. 1, 2019)
Population density : 7.42 inhabitants / km²
Postal code : 22870
Municipality number  ( INE ): 22250
Website :
Location of the municipality
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Villanúa is a place on the Camino de Santiago in the province of Huesca in the Autonomous Region of Aragón . It is located in northeastern Spain in a Pyrenean valley between Jaca and the Somport Pass at the foot of the Collarada . Villanúa is the capital of the municipality of the same name ( Municipio ).

Community structure

Area and population

The community area is 58.2 km². After a very sharp decline, the population has increased again in recent years and amounted to 475 inhabitants in 2014.

Number of inhabitants
year 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1981 1991 2001 2011
Residents 959 1,114 847 682 585 551 446 323 265 283 340 512


The Aragón Valley near Villanúa

Rich archaeological finds in the vicinity of the village suggest a very early settlement, but the place can only be proven in documents for the 10th century (as Villanoua or Villanova ). Presumably there was a resettlement at this time, which also explains the name ( something like Neuweiler ).


From the Aragón Bridge up the valley there is a piece of the Roman road that led to the Somport Pyrenees crossing and is now used by pilgrims to St. James .

On the east bank of the river is the Church of San Esteban with a valuable Romanesque sculpture of the Virgin Mary and a polychrome statue of St. James as a pilgrim.

Further in the direction of Jaca, the church of San Vicente lies off the road in the deserted town of Aruex . It was built in the 11th century in Romanesque style and restored in the late 1990s.


  • Míllan Bravo Lozano: Practical pilgrim guide. The Camino de Santiago. Editorial Everest, Léon 1994, ISBN 84-241-3835-X .

Web links

Commons : Villanúa  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Cifras oficiales de población resultantes de la revisión del Padrón municipal a 1 de enero . Population statistics from the Instituto Nacional de Estadística (population update).
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Navigation bar St. James " Camino Aragonés "

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