Santa Cilia Lodge


15th Century Villa Restored as Fly Fishing Lodge

Ideally located on the banks of the Aragón River, this stone building sitting on a tiny village by the Way of Saint James, is flooded with history. Since its beginning, it served as a meeting point for merchants, pilgrims, San Juan de la Peña monks, winemakers, and all those who followed the course of the Pyrenees’s waters to the Mediterranean Sea. The Lodge was renovated in 2016; becoming a cozy, comfortable, fully equipped fly-fishing lodge for exclusive use by anglers and their companions traveling with Salvelinus.

Best International Airport is Barcelona: it is three and a half hour chauffeured drive to the lodge by Salvelinus.

Four country-style rooms with views of the Aragón river. Two suites and two bedrooms with twin beds or double bed. All rooms have access to a private outdoor terrace and an indoor lounge, the palace’s 15th-century wine fermentation room. Santa Cilia also has a massage room, a fly shop, and a waders room.

The dining room is a rustic and traditional stone building, part of the 15th-century palace. All meals present a comprehensive selection of Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine elaborated with local produce.

The cellar has an excellent wine selection especially curated by Salvelinus from some of the best national wineries. Both lunch and dinner are paired with high-end wines from the Pyrenees and other prestigious wine regions such as Rioja or Priorat.

1000+  Miles of waters

12  Must-sees sites

7  Parks & Reserves

Strategically Located in the Heart of the Pyrenees

Santa Cilia village, with less than 300 inhabitants, is a cozy location to explore the infinite Pyrenees’ water formations bound to adventure, cultural landmarks, national parks and mountain villages. This picturesque region of Spain will enchant you with its medieval architecture, exciting fishing, and genuinely welcoming people.

Filled with churches and stone carvings, the place served as a burial site for the early  kings of Aragón. Its glory culminated with the construction of a palace in Santa Cilia, now part of the Salvelinus lodge.

Real People, Unique Experiences

Good local food & accommodation in monastic buildings giving a sense of history within the surroundings of a simple village and looking over a river. Ivan is very knowledgeable on «Classic» Spanish Wines and most persuasive in his serving!

This fantastic Orvis-endorsed fly fishing lodge itself is in the tiny, lovely village of Santa Cilia, directly next to the Aragon River. The lodge inside a historic medieval Monastery, the food, wine, companionship, scenery, cultural immersion, and accommodations were all “just what the doctor ordered,” for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The accommodation is spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable. The food was exceptional, and the wines were first rate, all selected by Ivan the owner and were all of the highest quality. All of the staff at Salvelinus lodge Santa Cilia went out of their way to ensure that we had the best possible experience.