Los Fayos (Saragosse) - Aragón - Spain


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Los Fayos

Town located in the province of Saragosse, more exactly in the region of Tarazona and Moncayo, in the confluence of rio Queiles and Val. The Fayos is to 2 Kms. of Torrellas, to 6 of Tarazona by highway CV-639 and to 86 of Saragosse. It has a surface of 3.9 Km2 and altitude of 569 ms. Los Fayos belongs to the Diocese of Tarazona. Circumscription DPZ: Tarazona. Postal code: 50513

Kilometric distance to the next localities:

Torrellas (2.31)
Santa Cruz de Moncayo (2.76)
Tarazona de Aragón (7.00)
Grisel (4.53)
T r a s m o z (7.83)
Saragosse (84)
Cunchillos (?.??)
Monteagudo (?.??)
Tórtoles (5.55)
San Martín of the Virgin of Moncayo (5.56)
San Martín de Moncayo (5.56)
Lituénigo (5.73)
Litago (?.??)
Olvega (?.??)
Vozmediano (?.??)
Malón (?.??)
Agreda (?.??)

Situation: to NW. of Saragosse by A-68 freeway, with deflection in the direction of Borja to highway N-122, and new deflection to SW. of Tarazona, of which dista 5 km to local highway.

Celebrations: Celebrations of San Benito (Pattern of Los Fayos - Joys to San Benito) the 21 of March and the 11 of July (Supervisory Celebrations) and Santa Barbara the third Sunday of August.

Origin: It could be in an old benedictine monastery where it lived San Atilano, its head remained in the town during several years, now is in Tarazona.

City council: C Felipe IV, s/n           Telephone: 976 644 151  Fax: 976 644 151

Mayor: Don Jose Luis Vela             Cures: Don Arturo Puente

Gentilicio: Fayano or Fayense.       Inhabitants: 191           House of rural tourism: EL CANTON - C/ Felipe IV, Nº 16

Books of interest: Serranillas of Marquess de Santillana. Letters from my cell of Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer.

Entre Torellas y el Fayo
pasaremos el Febrero."

Díxele: "De tal ensayo,
serrana, soy placentero."

Places of interest and topónimos: Hermitage of San Benito located in a cave, really is an old monastery used by the benedictine monks. Parochial church of Santa Maria Magdalena constructed at the end of the century XVI whose tower is hopeless with a bell tower to mudéjar (Renaissance). Palace of Dukes de Villahermosa of the XVI. The City council. Rest of the castle of the XII. (the castle of the Fayos was conquered by the Navarrese in 1.148. In 1.367 it fortified Pedro IV. In 1.393 fué sold with Torrellas and Santa Cruz to incorporate them to the ducal house of Villahermosa. It was a natural castle with caverns. At the left and ruined present time.) The cave of the Thief with archaeological rest and a rain tank, says that there the giant famous Thief by his feats lived. The cave of the Dove through which it passes a channel of the Arab time. The cave of Santo Macarro. Caves of the Callejares with archaeological rest. Park of the highway. The Callejares, high part of the town, lately has been rehabilitated and landscaped, they are accessible almost to the 100%. The Corner. The Toríl where we rose to see the cows in the seat (Barber's shop). The Costanilla. The old seat. The high river. The Teller. The Source. The Cemetery. Carcel. The football ground. The prey of the Val. The Enclosure for bullfighting. The step the cars. The Elm tree. The electrical Power stations, 1ª, 2ª and 3ª. Pontociel and Carracinas places flooded by the marsh. The Cubillos, where we bathed in summer, just as in pozas, but these changed of place every year. The precipices (Luzán, Arnilla, etc.). Ruins Monastery of century XII. Mill of the Moors (Tower). The High Eras. The Gabanzas. Peñarroya that is at the end of the marsh. Preñana in the first electrical power station. Gallopar in the second electrical power station. The White Grove (now with merendero). Valdeconejos. Round stone. The Arbal. The Moors. The Chico river. The Badillo. The Rio the House (border with Castile). The Mill. The Aglera. The Channel (disappear). The revolt the Sarra. Valdecarrera (disappear). The Landmark (border with Castile). The Hill. The Meadow. The Low Meadow. The Solana. The Umbria. Retuerta (disappear). The Pilots. The Siphon. The Cheese. The tunnel. The Muñal. Condamina. The way of Santa Cruz. The Lumbacos or Lombacos (Torrellas) that is in the white grove, between Torrellas and the Fayos is the cave of Santo Macarro there. Lombaco is topónimo of céltico origin, one of the few that are conserved in Aragón.

Streets: Greater, Felipe IV, Aurora, Highway, Seat, old Seat, Costanilla, Way of Santa Cruz, Extramuros, etc.

Compilation of words and expressions of the town: Ababol, Ardacho, Ardachicha, Arguellao, Bozo, Cabezudo, Carnúz, Chordón, Rasera, Rasmia, Etc.

Motes: Quiterios, Pascasios, Zagones, Casianos, Negretes, Chatos, Quitines, Etc

Accountant of Visits

Email of the City council of the Fayos

San Benito.             San Benito.             Escudo de Los Fayos.             San Benito.             San Benito.

Images of the town and the environs.

Torre mudejar de la Iglesia de Santa María Magdalena. Cueva del castillo de los moros. Calle Mayor. Rio Queiles canalizado.
Peñas de Los Fayos. El Pueblo. Reserva de buitre autóctono. Rio Queiles y Val.
Pantano. Pantano. Presa del pantano del Val. Vista desde lejos.
Embalse del Val. Peña de Los Fayos. Huerto. Queiles canalizado.

I would like to make a list with the name of all the caves, precipices, names of zones of the town, etc. but I need your collaboration.

Other pages of interest:

Los Fayos - cityrewiew                     Los Fayos - mispueblos           Los Fayos - aragoneria

Los Fayos - guiadeayuntamientos              Villarijo                             Villarijo (Soria)

Los Fayos - pueblos-españa                       Os Fayos                           Los Fayos en  Suecia

La leyenda de La Cueva del Caco                Serranillas del Marqués de Santillana

Diputación Provincial de Zaragoza    D.P.Z. Gobierno de Aragón Las Cortes de Aragón  
      El Justicia de Aragón Universidad de Zaragoza Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza Ayuntamiento ZAZ


If you want to send suggestions, questions or photos write a:

Jesús Manuel Pastor Pérez


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The Somontano of Moncayo is integrated by the municipal terms of Alcala de Moncayo, Ambel, Añón, Grisel, Litago, Lituénigo, Los Fayos, San Martín of the Virgin of Moncayo, Santa Cruz de Moncayo, Talamantes, Trasmoz, Vera of Moncayo, Malón, El Buste, Vierlas, Novallas, Calcena, Purujosa, Trasobares, Torrellas, Bulbuente and the zone of the municipal term of Tarazona located on level 1000.

LAW 14/2001 * the 2 of July of 2001 is created the region of Tarazona and Moncayo is composed by the municipalities of: Alcala de Moncayo, Añón de Moncayo, El Buste, Los Fayos, Grisel, Litago, Lituénigo, Malón, Novallas, San Martín of the Virgin of Moncayo, Santa Cruz de Moncayo, Tarazona, Torrellas, Trasmoz, Vera of Moncayo and Vierlas.

Mapa de la zona.


Days 1, 2 and 3 of October the "I FAIR OF FALCONRY OF LOS FAYOS".

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