Torres de Alcanadre is located on the left bank of the river from which it takes its name. It lies at a height of 389 metres in an area of great panoramic quality.

To the south of Somontano and bordering the neighbouring region of Los Monegros, the surrounding landscape is flat and hides a number of surprises; sandstone ledges, natural vertical cornices and a scattering of stone monoliths. In the background, the waters of the River Alcanadre bring life to these sterile rocks and the green of the trees explodes against the ochre of the sandstone.

Since the time this territory was retaken from the Moors, the inhabitants have been linked to the female Cistercian monastery of Casbas, to which they had to hand over large quantities of cereal, grapes and flax as rent.

Today, the traditional dry fields that once characterised the agricultural landscape of Torres de Alcanadre have been transformed into fertile plots that now receive the benefit of irrigation, ideal for the cultivation of maize and alfalfa.

The area is also blessed with new initiatives related to leisure and nature tourism as the rocky cliffs of the river are home to vulnerable birds of prey such as the Golden Eagle, the Egyptian Vulture and the Eagle Owl. These birds are in danger of extinction elsewhere but fly freely in the skies of Somontano.The 17th century parish church is dedicated to Our Lady and was built in the popular Baroque style. Next to the village’s cemetery the San Bartolomé chapel (13th to 17th centuries) rises from a sandstone terrace and boasts magnificent views over the River Alcanadre. The municipal are of Torres de Alcanadre also incorporates Lacuadrada, where there are a number of reservoirs and corrals associated with the livestock track linking Broto in the Pyrenees with Mequinenza in the south of the region. Huge herds of animals would be moved to the mountains in the summer away from the heat of the plains brought back down in the winter to avoid the harsh mountain conditions.
 

 

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