Since 1972, Farasdués is no longer an independent village and depends upon Ejea de los Caballeros’s city council. The urban appearance is characteristic from the Pre-Pyrenean villages, using stone as the construction material.
Agriculture has always been economically predominant and, within that sector, cereal has always had an important relevancy.
Antonio Ebassun, better known as “Martincho” was born in Farasdués. He was an acclaimed bullfighter who attended bullrings all around Spain and was immortalized by Francisco de Goya in many engravings.
Currently, Farasdués has a population of 122 habitants.
Remains have been found that indicate there was a population settlement in Farasdués during the prehistoric age. Archaeological sites from the Roman ages have also been found. However, it is in the XIII century when we can find testimony of Farasdués as a proper village.
NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LA ESPERANZA CHURCH
This cutstone building is huge and rigid; it presents a covered porch with star-rib vault, Renaissance facade and semicircular arch framed between two Corinthian columns holding an entablature, crowned with a body closed by a fronton. It has a tower at the front, next to the Epistle side, square ground plan, great height and three sections separated by an impost. The lower two are equal and the third one is separated by an entablature with triglyphs and metopes with ornamental rose windows, rounded corners, with decorative pinnacles and a pyramidal capital. Inside, the temple has a rectangular ground plan, with polygonal apse and transept. Those three sections and the apse are covered with a star-rib vault and so are the transept’s chapels. The vault’s ribs rest on smooth, inverted, cylindrical-conical corbels. There is a choir made out of wooden framework, held by a deminished arch with gothic moulding. The church is dated in the mid XVI century.
There are very interesting altarpieces from between the XVI to the XVIII centuries.
- Altarpiece of Santa Ana• Main altarpiece• Altarpiece of la Virgen del Pilar• Altarpiece of la Virgen de los Dolores
• Altarpiece of Santa Lucia.
HERMITAGE OF SANTA OROSIA
Located 1 km away from the village. It’s a rectangular building with flat stones, covered with semicircular arches coming out of the wall and wooden framework. It used to have a choir over the wooden framework, but it was eliminated after the hermitage’s restoration. The altarpiece is modern and there’s still a painting of the Lady of the Pillar (Virgen del Pilar).
Just some feet away and heading towards the Old Fountain (Fuente vieja) we can see the “Puente del Río” (River’s Bridge). A Roman bridge with two arches and built out of handcrafted stone.
Crossing the Roman Bridge, in the pathway by the river we reach the “Fuente Vieja” (Old Fountain), undoubtely the pride of the town. Built in 1556, it has been restored by Ejea’s city council. This artistic fountain, resting beneath a semicircular arch, has the village’s coat of arms held by two children with the Aragon stripes and the inscription “ANO MDLVI ARTIFICE JOHANES VELEZ”. According to the people of Farasdués, this fountain has never failed to give running fresh water during its 446 years of existence, even during times of extreme drought.
The hills of La Marcuela and the San Bartolomé reservoir are close to Farasdués. Also, there are hills full with vegetation in the vicinity where you can practice many different activities: hiking, mountain-bike riding, horse-back riding and hunting.
Mayor: Juan Miguel Alastuey Tris.
Council members: Luis Manuel Campos Terraz, José Francisco Melero Terraz, María Asunción Garcés Larraz.
Town office: Wednesdays from 11:30 to 12:30.
Urban waste management – essentials pick-up
Urban waste management Comarca Cinco Villas. 976 66 22 10.
FCC delegate office. Customer service. 976 66 44 98.
Practice. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 09:00 to 10:00.
Infirmary. Tuesdays and Fridays, from 10:00 to 11:00.
SOCIAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES
Red Cross patient transportation. Fridays, 07:45.
Social and cultural infrastructure. Multipurpose hall.
Sports infrastructure. Frontón court and municipal swimming pools.
Caballos de Martincho. An equestrian centre oriented towards beginners and hippotherapy programmes. It organizes different sociocultural activities throughout the year. ww.caballosdemartincho.com
Cinco Villas Buses
Luesia – Zaragoza. 08:05.
Zaragoza – Luesia. 19:20.
Holidays and festivities 10 to 15 August.
Luesia road nº 7
50619 Farasdués (Ejea de los Caballeros). (Zaragoza).
Tel. No.: 686 58 30 67 / 639 30 22 98