World Heritage in Sobrarbe

World Heritage in Sobrarbe

The wealth and variety of the natural and cultural heritage of Sobrarbe is reflected in the fact that the World Heritage List includes 20 sites in the district with prehistoric art belonging to the body of Rock Art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula, as well an extensive area of land that delimits the Pyrenees-Monte Perdido site and the Summer solstice fire festivals celebrated in San Juan de Plan.

Pyrenees-Monte Perdido

In 1997 UNESCO added a stretch of the Pyrenees centring on Monte Perdido (Mont Perdu in French) to the World Heritage list due to its natural and cultural importance. This section includes the cross-border territory of the Gèdre-Gavarnie valleys (in France) and the district of Sobrarbe.

Lecina Superior

Rock Art of the Mediterranean Basin of the Iberian Peninsula



The corpus of more than 750 late prehistoric mural paintings located in rock shelters or on cliff faces in eastern Spain (Aragon, Catalonia, Castile-La Mancha, the Valencian Community, the Region of Murcia and Andalusia) were listed as World Heritage in 1998. Among them are more than 20 sites in Sobrarbe.

Parque Nacional de Ordesa y Monte Perdido


Summer solstice fire festivals in the Pyrenees

Since 2015, UNESCO has inscribed the and the Summer solstice fire festivals in the Pyrenees on its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, held on both sides of the Pyrenees in Spain, France and Andorra.


Diya de la falleta, San Juan de Plan.