Roda de Isábena and its Cathedral of San Vicente

Roda de Isábena is a town that belongs to the municipality of Isábena, in the Ribagorza region, Huesca province, Aragon, Pyrenees, Spain.

Located near the Isábena river, the county of Ribagorza was one of the founding domains from which was built the Kingdom of Aragon.

Nowadays, Roda has the distinction of being the smallest Spanish village with a (former) cathedral.

Since 2019 the city has been a part of the network The most beautiful villages of Spain.

Main attractions

The Cathedral of San Vicente martir de Roda de Isábena is a church, ex-Romanesque cathedral. It is a National Monument.

The cathedral dates from the 11th and 12th centuries, although it underwent important reforms in the 18th century, when the south portico and the tower that stands out on the façade were built. Nearby stands the fortified Palace of the Prior.

Other places of interest:

  • Fortified Palace of the Prior
  • Main Square
  • Hermitage of Estet

  • Hermitage of Pilar
  • Hermitage of San Salvador

  • Hermitage of San Mamés
  • Hermitage of San Martín del Bois
  • Castle of Llecina

  • Bridge of San Jaime
  • Windmill
  • Portal de Santa Ana, old entrance to Roda

  • Torre Grossa
  • Walk of the canons

  • Cruz de Santa Catalina
  • Pilaret of San Antonio
  • Pilaret of Saint John the Baptist
  • Wall of Roda de Isábena

How to get to?

From Huesca 1 hr 28 min (109 km) via A-22

From Zaragoza 2 hr 17 min (185 km) via E-7/A-23

From Madrid 5 hr 18 min (501 km) via A-2

Main information

Area: 18 sq. km

GPS coordinates: 42°17′00″N 0°32′00″E

Language: Spanish

Population: 41

Currency: Euro

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1, in summer +2

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