Fabrica dera lan

wool factory, vielha, aran valley


The Fabrica dera Lan is the perfect example of the small textile industries found in the area at the end of the 19th century, which used the hydraulic energy produced by the Pyrenean rivers. It is situated in Vielha and it has been totally restored, with all the machines in perfect working order. There are guided visits explaining the whole transformation process from pure new wool to the skeins ready for weaving any type of garment. There are two audiovisual projections which help to understand the process. It is necessary to book in advance as it's not open daily.