The Eco Museum – Visitor Centre/ Pyrenees Bird Center of the Aínsa Castle (Huesca)2018-08-02T11:02:44+00:00

The Eco Museum Visitors Center of the Castillo de Aínsa,
Pyrenees Bird Center

Ecomuseum of Ainsa
Ecomuseum of Ainsa
Ecomuseo de Aínsa showcases
Ecomuseo model of Aínsa
Ecomuseo bird watching point of Ainsa
Ecomuseum of Ainsa
Projection room Ecomuseo de Aínsa
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Building owned by:

Ministry of Education, culture and sport

Building owned by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, awarded in an administrative concession for use to the FCQ. Managed and maintained by the FCQ, you have 12 exhibition areas on Pyrenean biodiversity and a zoo. Within the center there is an office for the development of administration and coordination tasks. Also and in the same locality there is a place to store material (marking and capture of bearded vultures, “hacking”, freezer cabinets, etc.).

The Eco Museum – Visitor Center of the Pyrenean Fauna offers us four areas:

1. Reception and information area:

  • Information on natural values ​​and protected areas.
  • Service of guided visits to the natural environment.
  • A nature shop (publications, crafts, souvenirs related to the fauna of the Pyrenees, local products).

2. Interpretation area:

The permanent exhibition of the The Eco Museum – Visitor Centre/ Pyrenees Bird invites you to visit the impressive Pyrenean mountain range, where the forests and meadows, rivers and waterfalls, rocky outcrops and gorges, peaks and glaciers and their flora and fauna are the protagonists.

The exhibition starts by describing Aínsa, the Sobrarbe region and the Pyrenees mountain range.

Following this it shows us, in a very visual way, the natural and cultural wealth of the Pyrenees, its diverse ecosystems, its people and customs, and how to conserve them.

After this introduction, the exhibition will transport us to the mountain, invite us to enter the forests, rocky peaks and peaks of the Pyrenees and discover the multitude of life in each environment.

In addition, we will discover the secrets of the great, winged treasure of this mountain range, the Lammergeier.

An audiovisual projection “The Mountains of the Lammergeier, Pyrenean biodiversity, a living treasure”. The screening takes place in a multipurpose room that is able to hold conferences, colloquiums and congresses, with a capacity of 80 people.

3. Wildlife shelter / zoological park

The Eco Museum offers us an exhibition about raptors incapacitated to live in freedom, addressing their fascinating biology, their problems, and the efforts being made in realation to their conservation. Guided by a public educator.

The visit is made through an observation tunnel with mirrored windows that allow the unrecoverable birds to be observed without disturbing them.

4. Documentation area

Destined for the public use of the inhabitants of the Sobrarbe area. This space offers an environmental documentation service (library, video library, sound library, multimedia and internet) related to Pyrenean environmental issues.

OPENING HOURS

March-April
Monday, Thursday and Friday from 11am to 2pm
Weekends and holidays from 11am to 2pm and from 4pm to 7pm
Tuesday and Wednesday non-holidays closed

May and June
Open Monday to Sunday from 11am to 2pm and from 4pm to 8pm.

July and August
Every day from 10:30am to 2:30pm and from 3:30pm to 8:30pm

September and October (until the 12th or Puente del Pilar)
Every day from 11am to 2pm and from 4pm to 8pm

Rest of October, November and December
Monday, Thursday and Friday from 11am to 2pm
Weekends and holidays from 11am to 2pm and from 4pm to 7pm
Tuesday and Wednesday no holidays closed.

Closed

Winter season (from January 6 to March 19).

Groups arranged: Consult via e-mail or telephone.

Ticket prices

  • € 4 entry per person.
  • Children under 6 years free.
  • Large family € 3 per person.
  • Arranged groups of more than 20 people, € 3 per person, guides free.

CONTACT

Eco Museum-Visitors Centre
Castillo de Aínsa
22330 Aínsa (Huesca)

(+34) 974 500 597

 ecomuseo@quebrantahuesos.org

Bus and coach services

Automóviles La Oscense S.A. (ALOSA)
Route: Zaragoza – Huesca – Barbastro

Phones: Zaragoza: 976 229 343 • Huesca: 974 210 700 • Barbastro: 974 311 293 • Jaca: 974 355 060 • Sabiñánigo: 974 480 045

Automóviles COTÉS
Route: Barbastro – Aínsa – Boltaña
Phones: Zaragoza: 976 470 614

Automóviles BERGUA
Route: Aínsa – Bielsa (Monday, Wednesday and Friday • From 01/07 to 31/08 from Monday to Saturday)
Phones: Aínsa: 974 500 018

Automóviles HUDEBUS
Route: Aínsa – Bielsa (Monday, Wednesday and Friday • From 01/07 to 31/08 from Monday to Saturday)
Phones: Aínsa: 974 500 018

Autocares desde Sabiñánigo
Route: Sabiñánigo – Torla – Broto – Sarvisé – Prosecutor – Boltaña – Aínsa and return in the day.
Phones: Huesca: 974 213 277

Trips in private vehicle

From Barcelona (323 km.)
Travel: Barcelona – Lleida – Barbastro – Aínsa

From Bilbao (348 km.)
Travel: Bilbao – Pamplona – Jaca – Sabiñánigo – Biescas – Torla – Boltaña – Aínsa

From Madrid (498 km.)
Travel: Madrid – Zaragoza – Huesca – Barbastro – Aínsa

From Valencia (537 km.)
Travel: Valencia – Zaragoza – Huesca – Barbastro – Aínsa

Additional Information

Tourist Office of Ainsa: 974 500 767

Virtual tour of Aínsa: www.ayuntamientodeainsa.com

Email:
ecomuseo@quebrantahuesos.org