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Graus (Spanish: [ˈɡɾaus], Catalan: [ˈɡɾaws]) is a village in the Spanish province of Huesca, It is noted for its impressive Basilica de Santa Maria de la Pena and for a nearby Buddhist monastery. It is one of the areas of Aragon where the Aragonese language is still spoken.


It is the administrative capital of the comarca of Ribagorza, and is home to about 3,300 people (2018).

Graus sits at the confluence of rivers Esera and Isabena in the Pyrenees mountains.

The Battle of Graus took place here, and Spanish philosopher Baltasar Gracián y Morales was exiled here. During the Spanish Civil War, the village of Graus served as a fairly important local commercial center with 2,600 inhabitants around 1936. It was a libertarian stronghold and a centre of collectivization at that time.

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Graus is served by major bus lines from several other municipalities, including Jaca, Barbastro, Huesca, and Zaragoza.

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  • Basilica de Santa Maria de la Pena.
  • 1 Dag Shang Kagyü. Buddhist monastery. Dag Shang Kagyü (Q3011852) on Wikidata Dag Shang Kagyü on Wikipedia


  • Town Festival, September 12 to 15, in honour of Holly Christ and Saint Vicent Ferrer. This festival is declared "National Touristic Interest", mainly for they rich and varied traditions: one of the best preserved bagpipe tune and dance ("Baile de las Espadas", "Swords Dance") in Aragon, along with the traditional giants and "cabezudos" (big heads), blunderbusses, "Albada songs" and one of the best preserved mojiganga in Spain called "La Mojiganga".
  • La Fiesta de la longaniza (Festival of the Longaniza), to celbrate a typical local dish. Each year, the last weekend of July is prepared the world's largest barbecue with 1100 kg of longaniza since 1997.






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