This village is situated on a hill on the south side of the valley known as the Canal de Berdún, near the Yesa dam and is designed as a fortified village that still retains its medieval character over the years.
This stop on your tour is characterised by the traditional architecture of the mountain areas of Aragon, complemented by Renaissance buildings. Here you will find more than one beautiful building to admire, landscapes to explore and a unique hospitality that will make Artieda remain in your memories at the end of your adventure to Santiago.
One of the attractions of the area is its natural environment, here the climate is dry continental Mediterranean, but in the mountains you can enjoy quite low temperatures. The Aragon River, which originates in Somport, crosses the boundaries of Artieda and dives into the Yesa reservoir, creating an ideal environment for hiking.
One of the most popular tourist trails is the GR-63.3, which runs along the Camino Aragonés a Santiago and crosses the town.
Other wonders to enjoy in this region are its architectural works, among which we can mention the church of a single nave dedicated to San Martin consecrated, which dates from the Romanesque period. You can enjoy the chapels built in the 17th century and the altar, which was also built between the 17th and 18th centuries.
You will also find several hermitages: Ermita de San Pedro, Ermita de San Babil, Ermita de Santa Lucía, Ermita de Santa Cruz and Ermita de San Tornil.
Another important building is the Casa de los Diezmos, which was built by the donation of the royal couple Sancho Garcés and Queen Toda in the year 918.
You should also visit the Hospital of Artieda, which existed before the destruction of the town in 1137 and was rebuilt in 1206.
Where to eat?
In this town you will find several options to taste some excellent dishes of the regional cuisine. Here are some of the best rated sites by visitors.
Restaurant Casa Artieda
Visitors rate this place as a homey place with a good menu at an affordable price. The dining rooms are spacious, the service is fast and the attention is excellent.
Hostel Restaurant of Artieda
Here you will find homemade food prepared in a good style, friendly service and you have the option to sleep here, as it offers an excellent and complete hostel service.
It is a beautiful establishment where you will find a tasty menu of bar, restaurant and tapas. Here the local gastronomy and the products harvested here are valued.
Where can I sleep?
In this small but cozy and historic city you will find several options to stay and spend an excellent night. Every visitor to Artieda comments on how well looked after they have been. Here are a few options.
Hostel Restaurant of Artieda
If you want a place with free Wi-Fi, laundry service, child-friendly and with a renowned Restaurant and Bar, this is the place for you.
Rural House Pedro
This is a cozy and charming place very well valued by its visitors, who claim to have received excellent attention.
Here you can sleep in a very well kept and cozy house, enjoy beautiful spaces for the organization of events and a delicious picnic area.
How to get to Artieda?
There are 12 airports near Artieda, the nearest is Pamplona, at a distance of 36 km. In addition to airports, there are other travel options available. You can arrive from various origins by taxi, own or rented car and bus service.
Pilgrims on the Aragonese route could pass through Artieda on the stage to Sangüesa. From Artieda, the route descends a gentle slope and after 10 kilometres on flat terrain, it enters the village of Ruesta.