Santa Cruz de la Serós

Santa Cruz de la Serós (Spanish)
Santa Cruz d'as Serors (Aragonese)
Municipality

Coat of arms
Santa Cruz de la Serós (Spanish)
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 42°31′33″N 0°40′28″W / 42.52583°N 0.67444°W / 42.52583; -0.67444
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Aragon
Province Huesca
Comarca Jacetania
Judicial district Jaca
Area
  Total 27 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 788 m (2,585 ft)
Population (2009)
  Total 140
  Density 5.2/km2 (13/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Santacruceros
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 22792

Santa Cruz de la Serós (in Aragonese: Santa Cruz d'as Serors) is a village in the province of Huesca, Aragon, Spain. Located 88 kilometers from the city of Huesca, it is located at a hill side on the way to the Monastery of San Juan de la Peña.

Monuments

The village is known for its two First Romanesque churches from which the village takes its name: Serós is a derivation of Sorores, Sister nouns.

  • Church of Saint Mary (former monastery): it was built in the 11th century and it is one of the most interesting volumes in Aragonese Romanesque due to the elevated chamber over the vaults of the main nave and the tower.
  • Church of San Caprasio (Saint Caprasius), built in the beginning of the 11th century.

Villages

  • Santa Cruz de la Serós
  • Binacua
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