Descent of Laspuña river by traditional nabatas.

Descent of the Cinca river with traditional Nabatas

The Festival known as Descent of the Cinca River features the Nabatas, traditional wood barges used since the XVI century to the middle of the twentieth Century to transport wood down the river.  This was the only means of subsitence for the people living in this region of the Pyrenees. Due to the erection of dams and transport development, this means of transport is not used any longer.

Una de las dos partes de la Nabata que se rompen en la Conmemoración XXX del río Cinca
One of the two parts of the nabata which was broken in the XXX Commemoration of the Descent of the Cinca river.

Three decades ago the inhabitants of this region decided to get  back this tradition. They work over several months to make this nabatas as in the past. On the third Sunday of May this wood barges descent the Cinca river from Laspuña to Aínsa.

Different activities take place during this weekend in Laspuña, where the festivity is held.

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3Nabateans

Only people from the region know about this original festival, therefore it can be a very interesting trip for a weekend to know this beautiful area and to get an insight into this tradition.

 

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