Mountains of Sis

Mountains of Sis
Mountains of Sis

The Mountains of Sis seen from the south
Elevation 1,791 m (5,876 ft)
Listing List of mountains in Aragon
Mountains of Sis is located in Spain
Mountains of Sis
Ribagorza ( Aragon)
Coordinates 42°24′41″N 00°38′39″E / 42.41139°N 0.64417°E / 42.41139; 0.64417Coordinates: 42°24′41″N 00°38′39″E / 42.41139°N 0.64417°E / 42.41139; 0.64417
Type Conglomerate
Easiest route Drive from Beranui, Sopeira or Arén

The Mountains of Sis (Catalan: Serra de Sis, or Serra del Cis) (Spanish: Sierra de Sis) is a 28 km (17 mi) long mountain range of the Pre-Pyrenees. They are located between the valleys of rivers Isábena and the Escales Reservoir, Noguera Ribagorzana, in the Ribagorza comarca, Aragon, Spain.[1] The ridge's highest summits are Pico de l´Amorriador (1791 m) and Puialto (1782 m).

The summits of this mountain chain offer an excellent lookout point to have a view of some of the main peaks of the Pyrenees from the south, as well as of the magnificent El Turbón in the west.[2]

The 9th - 11th century Santa María de Obarra monastery is located at the foot of the western end of the Sierra de Sis range.[3] There are also many ancient cattle farmers' buildings known as borda in the area.

Some of the steep rocky cliffs of the range are popular with rock climbers.[4] This mountain chain rises abruptly from a plain and looks quite massive from certain angles, therefore in ancient geographic works this range was also referred to as "the Great Mountains of Sis" (Spanish: la gran sierra de Sis) owing to the massive appearance of its mountains, abruptly rising as mighty foothills of the Pyrenees.[5]

See also


  1. ^ Gran Enciclopedia Aragonesa - Sierra de Alcubierre
  2. ^ Sierra de Sis. Pico de l´Amorriador 1791 mts
  3. ^ Monasterio de Santa María de Obarra (Spanish)
  4. ^ Sierra de Sis - Ribagorza
  5. ^ Diccionario Geográfico Universal dedicado a la Reina Nuestra Señora, Sociedad de Literatos, Madrid 1792

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