Lanuza, Spain

Lanuza is a populated place belonging to the Spanish municipality of Sallent de Gállego, in the province of Huesca, Aragon.

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Un pueblito con encanto...pero en donde? * Lanuza (Huesca) (cropped).jpg
Coordinates: 42°35′57″N 0°24′16″W / 42.59917°N 0.40444°W / 42.59917; -0.40444
Autonomous communityAragon
MunicipalitySallent de Gállego

It is a Pyrenean village lying on the left bank of the Gállego river. The inhabitants were forced to leave in 1978 in order to create a water reservoir that was projected to flood the town.[1] Consequently, Lanuza was stripped of its municipality status and the land was incorporated as part of Sallent de Gállego.[2] The projections that the town would be destroyed entirely, however, proved inaccurate, as only some of the buildings ended up underwater.[1] Former residents that had been forced to leave campaigned to return to and rebuild Lanuza in the 1990s, and the town has since been repopulated. The town is visited by tourists year-round, particularly during the summer.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Sánchez Becerril, Fran (8 June 2020). "Descubre la Suiza de Huesca en tus vacaciones de verano". El Confidencial.
  2. ^ "Variaciones de los municipios de España desde 1842" (PDF). Ministerio de Administraciones Públicas. Secretaría General Técnica. 2008.