Pozán de Vero rests on a gentle slope on the left hand bank of the river. Centennial irrigation channels, waterfalls and beautiful stretches of clear water appear between poplars to make up a unique riverbank landscape. This environment is a paradise for the Kingfisher, the European Bee-eater, the Grey Heron and of course, ducks. There is also life beneath the water in the form of the Common Barbel, the South European Nase and the Freshwater Blenny. Moving away from the riverbanks, the undulating hills of the area are covered with vast expanses of vineyards within the boundaries of the D.O. Somontano.
In addition to a journey through nature, the River Vero also offers a journey through culture and history. Discover distant echoes of Islam, the knowhow of ancient builders and the magic of ancestral traditions rooted deep in the souls of the people of the Somontano region.
A stroll through the streets of Pozán del Vero reveals a number of beautiful houses such as Casa Calasanz and Casa Lasierra, constructed from the 16th century onwards from stone, brick and rammed earth. Some retain beautiful doorways with geometric decoration dating from the 18th century. Others hide magnificent cellars with impressive stone arches in their depths. Aristocratic coats of arms proudly proclaim the noble character of the inhabitants.
Today the population continues to grow with a network of services that guarantee its future; a health centre, chemist, bar, tourist accommodation, antique restoration workshop and traditional agri-food companies. It also has a library, tele-centre and a range of modern sports facilities.
Approximately one hour’s stroll along an ancient track leads to the San Macario chapel, which boasts a delightful panoramic vista over the middle valley of the River Vero, the Salinas mountain range and vast expanses of vineyards. Its beautiful 18th century doorway is decorated with stars and other motifs with an astral significance and the radial layout of the voussoirs reinforces this symbolism. Each year on the 2nd January the villagers walk to this chapel to celebrate the feast day of their patron saint and to mark the start of their local fiestas.
The Senda de los Azudes (Foothpath of the Dams), a route that takes around 2 hours, winds between vegetable gardens and riverbank thickets, and joins the Salto de Pozán (waterfall) with the Azud de Arriba (a dam).
The nearby aqueduct, which was constructed between 1962 and 1970, carries water from the mighty River Cinca to the southern plains of Somontano and Los Monegros.
A medieval bridge spans the River Vero to unite Pozán de Vero with the neighbouring villages of Peraltilla and Azara.