Puerto de Somport
The historical Port of Somport, the “Summus Portus” of the Romans, is located at almost 1700 metres of altitude and has been, for centuries, the main passage of the central Pyrenees. Land protagonists of legends and historical episodes, the Somport is the starting point of the Aragonese section of the French Camino de Santiago and the “Great Route of the Kingdom of Aragon”.
Here we will find spectacular landscapes of great summits of perpetual snow, masses of black pines, forests of beech and boxwood and ravines and narrow streams that lead to the River Aragon. At the foot of the port you can see the ruins of the old Hospital of Santa Cristina, where the pilgrims were welcomed, and which became the third largest in importance in the world after the Jerusalem Hospital and the Mont-Joux Hospital in the Alps.