Marracos

FROM THE LIME TO THE SALTO DEL LOBO (WOLF’JUMP)

Under the protection of the Gállego River, Marracos is located at the eastern end of the Comarca de las Cinco Villas, 48 kilometres from Zaragoza. This town is linked to the world of lime, since it had a kiln in which limestone was transformed into this material, which is extremely important for traditional economy due to its multiple uses.

But Marracos is also known for the conservation of its church, dedicated to Santa Catalina, and for one of the most unique spot in the region: el Salto del Lobo, which once housed a hydroelectric power station. This location offers visitors splendid panoramic views over the Gállego River and an exuberant wildlife by the riverbank.

Botany lovers usually enjoy this ecosystem, as they can find species such as the ‘Horsetail’, typical of wet and flooded places, a primitive plant that 400 million years ago formed large forests; and next to them, large extensions of poplars, in addition to ash trees, vandelias and white Lysimachia, all difficult to find on the rest of the route along the Gállego River.

This area also stands out for the intense and characteristic aroma of mints. The harmony of the whole combination together with the rhythm of the water, make this river bank a true paradise.

Route 6: Marracos-Puendeluna-Ardisa


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