The name Tres Aras has been interpreted through its religious connotations with three altars, as ‘ara’ means altar stone or sacrificial stone in Latin.
Aras belonged to Viana until 3rd May 1853, when its own municipal council was set up.
Iglesia de Santa María de Aras
Ermita del Santo Cristo del Humilladero
Ruinas del Monasterio de San Juan del Ramo