From this part of the city it is easy to get to the San Juan neighbourhood where the La Barbacana Ice Well is located. On the banks of the River Vero and nestling at the foot of an ancient city wall, this old construction has been carefully preserved because of its importance to the local history. It is one of the best examples of a unique industry that flourished in Somontano between the 16th and 19th centuries.
The ice well has been tastefully converted into a small visitor centre, and inside its past is explained in detail through exhibits and audiovisual displays. Learn how the snow was collected and stored, how the ice was produced and distributed and the various uses it was put to.
La Barbacana Ice Well
C/ Pozo de Hielo s/n. 22300 Barbastro
Teléfono: 974 308 350 - 666 458 171