6 days trip to Huesca


Six days to live a complete experience, a general screenshot of what Huesca is. A little of its capital city and a little of its surroundings. Culture, history, nature and adventure.

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Círculo Oscense


The casino

  • You will find it in Plaza Navarra. The two lines that pass nearby are C1 and C3. It is very close to the Servet Park.


  • From its exterior, it seems that it is a select closed club, exclusive for its members, but no, you can enter perfectly. What's more, it's worth doing.


  • It is the best example of modernist architecture in this city, but at the same time different urban and architectural styles converge that make it a benchmark of Aragonese architecture.


  • It was built between 1901 and 1904.


  • It has the character of a castle-fortress with its four octagonal towers attached to the central building, of which its white color stands out.


  • Inside you will see that the furniture and decoration of the time are still preserved, with the main staircase standing out.


  • On the outside, an elegant modernist decoration is combined with historicist ornaments.


  • The modernist decoration is concentrated above all on the main façade that faces the square and opens onto it through a large terrace.


  • One cannot fail to mention the vegetal ornamentation carved on the access door, one of the most relevant modernist elements.


  • It became the epicenter of life in Huesca. It was maintained with the membership fees and the benefits of the game rooms, and there were parties, conferences, exhibitions, chess games, billiards ... etc.


  • For the people of Huesca it has a symbolic value, since it has been enjoyed by many generations. It is the meeting point.


  • In addition, inside you will find the "Lilas Pastia" by chef Carmelo Bosque, with a Michelin star and two Repsol suns. It is a restaurant specialized in truffles and that recreates the Carmen opera scene. The tasting menu is amazing.


  • You will also find the "Café del Arte" that promotes concerts, exhibitions and cultural initiatives.


  • Its second floor houses the headquarters of the Ciudad de Huesca International Film Festival.


  • They call it "El Casino" and it is one of those places that does not go unnoticed, it is one of the most emblematic buildings in Huesca.


  • It is an impressive modernist building located in the very center of Huesca.


  • It is very elegant both outside and inside. Its hall, stairs, furniture, stained glass and decoration will transport you to the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries.


  • Free entrance


  • 974 210 608


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Monasterio de San Pedro el Viejo


A jewel in the center of Huesca - Real history

  • You will find it in the historic center, on the side where the tourist office is.


  • It is really worth taking the time to be able to tour the monastery. Be attentive to all its details, their beauty prevails in them.


  • In addition to its cloister, you also have to visit the Aragonese royal tombs, the tympanum of the Magi and the capital of the dancer.


  • You can get to know the Monastery through the visits organized by the Tourist Office. The truth is that they are very complete, full of details, anecdotes, curiosities and stories.


  • It is one of the oldest churches in Spain and one of the few that has been preserved intact since the time of the Goths.


  • It was first Visigothic, then Mozarabic and then, in the 12th century, it became what it is today with its Romanesque style.


  • After the incorporation of Huesca to the kingdom of Aragon, the old Mozarabic building became a Benedictine monastery. The church was built first, a Romanesque work with a basilica plan, and the cloister with its historiated capitals and other rooms followed.


  • During 20 years of the 12th century it was the royal seat since Ramiro II and the Count of Barcelona, Ramón Berenguer IV lived. After his death, the monastery of San Pedro housed his remains, becoming the Royal Pantheon. Also here are Alfonso I and his younger brother, Ramiro II the Monk, the King of the Bell.


  • The church is Romanesque, with three naves and three apses. It has access from the north, where you will find the door with a tympanum with two angels holding a chrismon.


  • A second door is connected to the cloister. This one has a tympanum divided into two parts: the top one is another chrismon with angels and the bottom one the scene of the Epiphany.


  • You will see that the cloister is rectangular, and in the southern and western galleries you will see the 18 original capitals that represent the life of Christ, accompanied by historical and allegorical motifs. Among them, the lintel of the dancer stands out.


  • To the north you will find the hexagonal tower from the 13th century. The old chapter house of the same is now the Chapel of San Bartolomé and serves as the Royal Pantheon.


  • Not only is it the Royal Pantheon, it also preserves the only Romanesque storied cloister in Aragon.


  • It is one of the must-sees in Huesca, especially if you like art and architecture.


  • It is next to the small and very beautiful Plaza Mayor.


  • The cloister is magnificent and the church austere, but very pretty. What to say about the Aragonese royal tombs, the tympanum of the Magi and the capital of the dancer.


  • The visit is very interesting because it takes you to know the true history of the Kingdom of Aragon.


  • To highlight, the remains of the wall paintings that the church still conserves.


  • Individual: € 2.50 Children: € 1.50 Group (more than 20 people): € 1.50 / person


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sundays and Holidays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and from 1:10 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. June, July, August and September) Monday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at 7:30 p.m. Sundays: 11:05 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and from 1:05 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.


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Catedral - Museo Diocesano


History, culture and art

  • The guided tour is worth doing.


  • The ticket includes a visit to the Diosesano museum, the Cathedral and access to the Bell Tower.


  • First you visit the Museum and then enter the Cathedral.


  • It is advisable to climb the Bell Tower, but bear in mind that there are 186 very steep steps. You have to be careful, but it's worth it, when you get to the top the views are incredible.


  • It is a didactic museum; the rooms are well organized and we can find information about the pieces.


  • The works are distributed between the Chapter House, the Gothic Cloister and the Parish Church of the Cathedral, where the rooms for Goldsmithing, Medieval Art and Renaissance and Baroque Art are respectively installed.


  • The collection of sacred art is really very good.


  • The museum was founded in 1945 and underwent a renovation between 1997 and 2004.


  • A good part of the Museum is located in the medieval cloister rooms of the Cathedral, which really makes the visit more interesting.


  • Regarding the history of the Cathedral, when the Aragonese took the city in 1096, they Christianized a major mosque to take advantage of the incredible building and did not destroy it. Just two centuries later it was decided to eliminate it and start the construction of the current Gothic temple.


  • The Cathedral is almost square in plan and consists of three naves with 14 side chapels. One of the most prominent is the Chapel of the Rosary where you will find a Gothic altarpiece. One of its most valuable pieces is the Main Altar with its Renaissance altarpiece (1520 and 1534), a masterpiece sculpted in alabaster representing the Passion of Christ.


  • The Cathedral, at first glance, is not as impressive as many other Gothic cathedrals, but when one enters things change.


  • The interesting thing is that part of the museum is in the Cathedral itself.


  • They are located on a hill, so the views from the bell tower are very beautiful.


  • Individual: € 4 Group from 20 pax: € 2 Reduced rate: € 2 Children under 12 years old: free entry


  • 974 231099


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: SUMMER: Monday to Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sundays closed. From September open from Monday to Friday from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm and from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Saturdays from 10.30-14.00. Sundays closed.


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Fuente de La Moreneta


Huesca water

  • You will find it in the Plaza de la Catedral, in the wooded area in front of the main door of the Town Hall.


  • In 1881, a businessman proposed to the Huesca City Council to bring drinking water from the San Julián de Banzo Spring, located 17 km from the city, on his own.


  • Between 1883 and 1887, the works were carried out with the final objective of installing eight fountains, one of them was this.


  • The fountain model was very fashionable at that time, so you can see one like it in Malaga.


  • The fountain represents a woman who pours water with a pitcher that serves as a water spout.


  • As it was necessary to take care of the inclement weather, it was painted with a few layers of dark paint and from then on it became known as “La Morena” or “La Moreneta”.


  • This fountain is an icon of Huesca. You can't leave here without taking a photo with “La Moreneta”.


  • In addition, it represents an important era and the progress of the people.


  • Free entrance


  • +34 974 292 163


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Parroquia de San Lorenzo


Patroness of Huesca

  • If there is something that you cannot miss about this church, it is the artistic jewels inside such as the baroque altarpiece, the large canvases and the precious pictures that relate the life of San Lorenzo. The most important sculptural works are the bust of San Lorenzo and another of San Orencio.


  • It is located in the Plaza de San Lorenzo, in the area that belonged to the Muslim population.


  • Today you will find a recently restored Baroque church. Its façade is made of bricks and we can see in it decorative pilasters and niches where the figures of the saints are found. This aspect is the result of a remodeling that began in 1603 and ended a century later.


  • This last church was built on top of two others. There are records that the first church is from 1067, a year after the conquest of the city. Later, this Romanesque church was replaced by a Gothic-style one built between the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, of which some fragment is preserved in the current atrium and in the part of the tower. Finally, King Jaime II ordered the construction of the current church in order to build a larger building that would accommodate more numbers of the faithful.


  • Although Renaissance influences can still be seen on the outside, the interior is totally Baroque. The central nave is crowned by the main altarpiece that describes the life of San Lorenzo, including two canvases on the martyrdom of the Saint. You will also find other very beautiful altarpieces such as that of San Bernardo and another that is housed in the chapel of the Virgen del Pilar.


  • At the foot of the church you can see a large Baroque organ.


  • On the outside, the facade presided over by a sculpture of San Lorenzo with his parents, Bishop San Orencio and Santa Paciencia, stands out.


  • His cult has a great tradition in the capital of Alto Aragonese. On the mornings of August 10 the dancers dance in front of the door of the Basilica with swords, ribbons and sticks in honor of the Saint and a grill is made with flowers and basil to present it as an offering.


  • It's really pretty. This church had and has a very important role at an urban and social level. It is a basilica dedicated to the Patron Saint of Huesca, San Lorenzo. Moreover, the place where the church is located is where the parents of the martyr, originally from Huesca, had a house.


  • The mornings of August 10 are unique. Seeing the dancers in front of the door of the Basilica dancing with swords, ribbons and sticks is very exciting. Not to mention the grill with flowers and basil that is presented as an offering.


  • Free entrance


  • 974232322


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.


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Parque Miguel Servet


Huesca lung

  • It is perfect to relax after visiting the historic center of Huesca. In addition, it has a bar to have a drink.


  • Access to the park has several entrances, but the main one is that of Rioja street; if you go here, a walk in the shade of plane trees and lime trees will lead you to the center of the park.


  • You cannot miss visiting the Pajaritas, the Rose Garden, the Statue of the Pyrenean Kings, the Music kiosk and the Parque Bar.


  • If you go in summer, we recommend you have a drink or eat on the terrace of the Parque Bar.


  • In the park there is a replica of the Snow White House, where there is a library. It is a very nice place for children.


  • In the park there is a replica of the Snow White House, where there is a library. It is a very nice place for children.


  • The area where the park is currently located was previously occupied by the gardens of the Lastanosa family (an important family of the Huesca nobility). His palace was demolished in the 19th century and in 1928 the construction of the park was approved. The inauguration took place in 1930.


  • Entering Rioja street, the walk will take you to the center of the park. Once there you will have the bandstand in front and the Ramón Acín promenade on the right.


  • In this walk the only artistic monument dedicated to origami is located, considered one of the emblems of the city.


  • On the left you will find the famous Snow White House next to the Walt Disney monument. In front of this there is a pretty pond of water lilies surrounded by gardens with magnolia trees.


  • At the entrance to the park on Av. De Juan XXIII, next to the statue of the Kings of Aragon, are the lake and the gardens of the "solarium", where honeysuckle abounds.


  • The park has a great diversity of tree species, among which are yews, magnolias, willows, horse chestnuts, varieties of cypress, mulberry, acacia, lime, maples, laurels, cedars, etc.


  • One of the most incredible and relaxing places in Huesca. It is a spectacular park with great works of art that you can discover as you go through it.


  • It is a natural space and a meeting point between the traditional city, the old town and its surroundings.


  • It is also a meeting place for the darker, to hang out, to see friends, to walk and enjoy.


  • Free pass


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Castillo de Montearagón


Union Privilege

  • You can get there by car from Huesca, it is about 10 km. There is also a tourist bus that runs along the Abadiado route.


  • The guided tour is highly recommended. The castle and the area have many stories and legends that are worth listening to.


  • If you go in the afternoon you will see a spectacular sunset.


  • It was built by Sancho Ramírez in 1086 so that he himself and his army could stay in it, but later it became an important abbey.


  • King Sancho lived in the castle until his death during the taking of Huesca.


  • It is a walled building that is flanked by dark stone towers and well-carved ashlar masonry.


  • Inside you will find the central courtyard that preserves the remains of what was a cistern and some old buildings such as the cloister, the library and the refectory that belonged to the abbey.


  • You will also see what was the Romanesque church and the small crypt where the sarcophagus of Alfonso el Batallador was preserved.


  • The abandonment of the castle, a fire and the civil war have reduced it to ruins, but it has currently been declared a Historic-Artistic Monument and is under restoration.


  • There are remains of the splendor of this castle-abbey in Huesca, for example: the Main Altarpiece in the Diocesan Museum and the tomb of King Alfonso I in the cloister of San Pedro el Viejo.


  • It is about 20 minutes by car from the city of Huesca. From the road we can see it imposing on Mount Aragon.


  • It is an emblematic monument, a must-see, especially if you like medieval history.


  • Once at the top you will see the entire Hoya de la Huesca. The scenery is spectacular.


  • Free entry Guided Tour: € 2


  • 974 246 419


  • min - min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: If you want to do a guided tour it is from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The rest of the year an appointment must be made with the City Council.


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AINSA- huesca


A magical town that transports you to another era

  • We recommend you visit the two streets of the Old Town. Both start from the Plaza and join together before reaching the gate of the walled enclosure.


  • Crossing Calle Mayor you will find the important facades of Casa Amal and Casa Bielsa.


  • If you go down Calle Pequena you will find more modest buildings and the church of Santa María.


  • The church of Santa María with its great tower is another place that you cannot miss because from there you will have unique views.


  • Another essential is La Plaza Mayor, a large medieval square that combines perfectly with the buildings that are still preserved from its time.


  • Gastronomy is a pleasure for all the senses. You have to try the meat, truffles, wine, garlic soup, fruit cooked in wine, etc.


  • It is known as Aínsa-Sobrarbe and is located between the Cinca and Ara rivers. Without a doubt, it is a privileged place. There, the Ordesa National Park, Posets - Maladeta National Park and the Sierra de Guara Natural Park converge.


  • The origin of the town dates back to the year 1124 when King Alfonso I endowed the town with privileges and privileges, but Aínsa had already been previously taken by the Arabs in 724. According to legend, the Christians managed to reconquer the city thanks to the supernatural appearance of a luminous cross behind a holm oak.


  • Next to the square you will find the Romanesque church of Santa María (11th century) and in the northwest of the urban area the citadel is preserved.


  • The Castle is located to the west of the Plaza Mayor. It was built in different periods, between the 11th and 17th centuries


  • The entire architectural complex has a fortress.


  • The Santa María Church is of Romanesque style (XI-XII) and its façade, its crypt, its cloister and its enormous tower stand out. It is really worth taking the time to climb it and enjoy the views it has, they are spectacular.


  • The Plaza Mayor is very large and has a trapezoidal plan. It still preserves remains of the first Wall, the Portal Alto (facing the Calle Mayor) and the current City Hall building. In addition, it is surrounded by bars and restaurants. Visiting this square is the best thing to do in Aínsa.


  • In commemoration of the reconquest, in September a representation of Moors and Christians called "La Morisma" is held.


  • It is one of the most beautiful towns in Spain. It is a magnificent example of medieval town planning.


  • The old town is beautiful, uniform, harmonious and contains a huge castle, almost as big as the rest of the town. It preserves almost all the walls that surrounded it and is full of monuments that remind us of the Middle Ages.


  • If you like historical places, you have to visit Aínsa at least once in your life. Many parts of the town have been preserved practically intact since the Middle Ages: the walls, the gates and the handmade forges and grilles, as well as the small stone streets with beautiful emblazoned houses.


  • Free entrance to the park.


  • +34 974500767


  • min - min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Castillo de Loarre


Echoes of the Middle Ages

  • The ideal would be to take a guided tour, it has a story worth listening to, it makes you want to live in that time.


  • It is about 35 kilometers from Huesca.


  • Loarre stood up with Christian hands, although he changed hands on several occasions.


  • Where the castle is today, there used to be an Iberian fort and then a Roman fort.


  • The castle was built by order of King Sancho III with a military objective given its strategic location. It is located high up, at the entrance to the Pyrenees, right where the mountains give rise to the plain of La Hoya de Huesca. It turned out to be a key piece in the reconquest of this land.


  • You will see that it has an irregular plan and double wall with cylindrical towers. Behind the access door you will find an imposing staircase which has two rooms: the body of the guard and the crypt of Santa Quinteria.


  • Above the crypt you will see the church of San Pedro and next to the church, the dependencies of the canons and nobles. To the south is the parade ground and next to it the church of Santa María, which predates the founding of the monastery.


  • The Tower of the Queen is on the entrance to the military part. It is 22 meters high, 5 floors, and is connected to the castle through a drawbridge.


  • It is a beautiful castle, full of mysterious corners and with a medieval halo.


  • It is the best preserved of its time and is located in a privileged place: at the top of a rocky slope above the town of Loarre, at the foot of the Pyrenees. From the tower we can see in the distance how the valley reaches the city and beyond.


  • It is very interesting to hear the myths, legends and anecdotes behind this incredible castle.


  • It is a 100% recommended place that undoubtedly invites reflection.


  • General admission: € 5.50. For students, groups and retirees € 5. From 6 to 16 years old and schoolchildren € 4. Children under 6 and disabled do not pay. Entrance with Guided Visit: € 7. For students, groups and retirees € 6. From 6 to 16 years old and schoolchildren € 5. Children under 6 and disabled do not pay.


  • 974 342 161 - 690 636 080


  • min - min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Summer: from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Winter: from 11 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Autumn and spring: from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. There are specific times for guided tours.


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Parque natural de la Sierra y los Cañones de Guara


An unknown paradise

  • It is ideal for canyoning or hiking if you really like nature in its purest form.


  • Whether with friends, as a couple, with children, there is always something to do or visit.


  • Do not stay only with the typical places, visit all the corners and you will be surprised by the amount of options that there are, such as the Salto de Bierge, Rodellar, the bridge of visits to the cave art caves, bird watching, legends and stories .


  • The spectacular thing about this park is that it is largely unknown, so it always surprises you. Pedruel, Colungo, the wineries… everything is exceptional.


  • First of all, it is best to go to any of the three interpretation centers that exist in the park to find out about the activities that can be carried out and the companies that organize them. You can choose from a wide variety of programs with different degrees of difficulty.


  • If you prefer to do something calmer, you will also find signposted routes for hiking, cycling or horse riding.


  • Furthermore, in the Sierra de Guara Natural Park you can discover interesting monumental complexes such as Alquézar or Barbastro and visit the Río Vero Cultural Park, where you will find the valuable cave paintings declared a World Heritage Site.


  • Between the Ebro river and the Pyrenees mountains you will find an impressive limestone mountain range, with deep ravines, gorges and chasms, there is the Parque de la Sierra y Cañones de Guara, the place where the history of canyoning in Spain began.


  • It is the largest protected natural area in Aragon (due to its rich and varied vegetation) and has been declared a Special Protection Area for Birds. It is one of the most important bird reserves in Europe.


  • The scenery is spectacular. The water of the rivers and the erosion of the wind have given rise to an amazing structure of narrow canyons and grandiose gorges. To this we must add caves, grottos and waterfalls. Not for nothing is it considered a reference for the practice of canyoning in Europe.


  • More precisely, the Guara peak gives its name to this enclave of the Huesca pre-Pyrenees. In it, the Alcandre, Mascún, Isuala and Vero rivers have been making their way through the fractures of the limestone terrain, giving rise to deep ravines, gorges or gorges.


  • The water polishes and creates corridors, slides, slopes and beautiful natural pools. Impressive vertical walls, sharp ridges and sharp needles form at the exit of the ravines.


  • In addition, thanks to this orography and the climate, the oldest artistic manifestations found in Aragon have been preserved: cave paintings and dolmens, medieval churches and castles, bridges, centuries-old paths ...


  • We find ourselves before a spectacular landscape formed by deep ravines carved by rivers over millions of years.


  • Charming villages such as Alquézar and a good infrastructure of accommodation, gastronomy and activities with nature make this park an ideal place to relax and enjoy.


  • It is a great surprise to discover the wonderful places that this mountain range and the Guara canyons enclose. Everything is worth it: its villages, the tour of the footbridges of the Vero river canyon, visits to the rock art caves, bird watching, legends and stories.


  • The spectacular thing about this park is that it is largely unknown, so it always surprises you.


  • The entire Sierra de Guara is a small paradise: the villages, the ravines, the rivers, the waterfalls and the hiking routes.


  • It depends on the type of activity


  • +34 974 30 88 03


  • 2 h - 4 h

    All day


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Ciudad de Jaca


A singular strength

  • It is advisable to do the guided tour to learn more about its history. You can also choose the theatrical visits, they are really very good.


  • You cannot miss the museum of miniatures, recommended, especially if you go with children. The tour is very entertaining and educational.


  • It was built between the 16th and 17th centuries by order of King Felipe II when a French invasion was feared. It was restored in 1968.


  • Pentagonal in plan, it is like a star, and with an arrow-shaped bulwark at each corner. Its lift bridge gives entrance to the parade ground, around which the different barracks are located. One of them houses the Museum of Military Miniatures, where you can learn the history of the castle through 32,000 tin soldiers.


  • From outside the fortress you will see the moat that surrounds it with a total length of 1060 meters and which is currently inhabited by some beautiful deer.


  • Inside you will be able to discover different very interesting spaces such as the rooms, warehouses, the bastions (Santa Bárbara, Spain, San Francisco, Santa Orosia and San Pedro), the church and the famous Museum of Miniatures.


  • There is also the parade ground. It used to be the meeting point for the troops. It has currently been restored and is all paved.


  • At present and worldwide, it is the only fortress-type construction that is preserved in its entirety, including the moat, the bastions, the barracks, powder magazines and the tunnels. It also preserves its beautiful entrance, which is accessed through a drawbridge.


  • It is located in Jaca, 72 kilometers from Huesca.


  • It is a very well preserved citadel and different from the classics that we usually know.


  • It is a nice city with a good nightlife.


  • It is also a sight to take a walk in the evening, surrounded by the snow-capped mountains.


  • Memory of the stone show: adults € 12.00 / day, pensioners and children between 6 and 16 years old € 10.00 / day, children under 6 years do not pay admission. Ecociudadela: € 6.00 / day. Children under 1 year old do not pay. Guided tour: € 6.00 and reduced € 5.00 Visit without guide: € 5.00 and reduced € 4.00 Entrance pack: € 8.00 without guide and € 9.00 with guide - Reduced € 5.00 without guide and reduced € 6.00 with guide.


  • 974 357 157


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: From January to March, November and December: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. From April to June: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 4 - 8 p.m. Day 4 of April from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. May 3 Closed. June 25 Closed. June 24, 26, 27, 28, and 29 only from 10.30 to 13.30. July: from 1 to 26 - 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. From 27 to 31 - 10.30 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. August: 10.30 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. September: 10:30 - 13:30 and 16 - 20 hours. September 1 - 10.30 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. October: from October 1 to 13 - 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. From October 14 to 31 - 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. December: day 8 3.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. Days 24, 25, and 31 Closed.


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Camino Puente de San Miguel


Medieval bridge

  • It is one of the few medieval bridges that are preserved in the Aragonese Pyrenees.


  • Due to its monumentality, strategic location and good state of conservation, it turns out to be one of the most significant engineering works in Alto Aragón.


  • Although the date on which it was built is not known, it is often said that due to its characteristics, the bridge dates from the late medieval period (XV).


  • It is also said that its name comes from an old hermitage, now defunct, that stood on a promontory on the right bank of the Aragón River.


  • It has an asymmetrical elevation, as you will see that it rests directly on the higher and more solid right bank, while on the lower left, it rests directly on the river terrace itself.


  • You will also see that it shows a double-sided profile, typical of medieval bridges, and a central pointed arch, with ashlar thread, which overcomes the main cause.


  • It measures about 96 meters. Its pointed arch is 17 meters high. It is completed with two smaller bows.


  • It is a work of engineering that for centuries helped the communication between Jaca and the western valleys of the Aragonese Pyrenees. The road that immediately forked towards the valleys of Aísa, Hecho and Ansó passed through here.


  • It was used by pilgrims heading to Santiago following the French route on the way to Navarre.


  • It is a beautiful medieval bridge that crosses the Aragon River. It is next to the road that leads to Valle de Aínsa, at the exit of Jaca. It is undoubtedly one of the most emblematic monuments of the city.


  • It is really worth stopping and getting to know it because it represented quite a feat of engineering for the time. In addition, it was part of one of the complementary routes to the main Camino de Santiago.


  • It is an ideal place to stop for a while, admire the landscape, go down to the river, sit and enjoy listening to the murmur of the water.


  • Free entrance


  • (+34) 974 356 980


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Catedral de San Pedro de Jaca


The pearl of the Pyrenees

  • It is advisable to do the guided tour because it is truly a place with a lot of history. The visit begins at the Diocesan Museum and they explain everything to you from the beginning, from the construction of the Cathedral after the distribution of the lands of Aragon to make it mandatory for pilgrims on the French way to Santiago de Compostela. It is a visit that takes you into the history of Aragon and the time.


  • It is one of the jewels of the Spanish Romanesque and a key piece of the Camino de Santiago in Aragonese lands.


  • When in the 11th century Ramiro I constituted the kingdom of Aragon, Sobrarbe and Ribagorza, he chose Jaca as his capital. This new city needed a great temple and it was built in the Romanesque style.


  • It was the great first Romanesque construction on the peninsula. It was born related to the new kingdom of Aragon and the Camino de Santiago, becoming a landmark temple.


  • It was built between 1076 and 1082; the current church is the result of different construction stages.


  • It has a basilica plan with three naves, divided inside by cylindrical and cruciform pillars, three apses at the head and a wide portico with two sections.


  • It has a large dome and two access doors: the main one is on the Plaza San Pedro and the southern one located on the side façade on the Market Square.


  • On the tympanum of the western portal you will see a chrism between two lions that would later spread to all Aragonese churches.


  • You will marvel at the beautiful sculptural decoration, as well as the richness of the capitals inside.


  • On the outside you will find the typical characteristics of the jaquise decoration: checkered frieze in columns and blind arches attached to the wall.


  • The main cloister of the temple and other adjoining rooms house the Diocesan Museum.


  • Its interior is usually dark, unless alms are given to turn on the lights.


  • It has been considered one of the most important monuments of Spanish Romanesque art, intimately connected with the Jacobean routes.


  • When you arrive you will see why it is considered one of the most important monuments of Spanish Romanesque art. It's really amazing.


  • The main portal that is protected by a wide portico will attract your attention. It has several side chapels and a very beautiful main altarpiece.


  • The exterior is very interesting, but inside it is even more incredible, you cannot miss any detail.


  • Free entry Guided tour: € 2.5


  • +34 974356378


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday to Sunday From 08:30 to 13:30 From 16:00 to 20:30


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Torre del Reloj


The primitive tower

  • It is advisable to take the tower as a reference to move around the old town of Jaca.


  • Keep in mind that you cannot access the interior, but it is worth visiting for its antiquity and history, as well as being a symbol of Jaca. It is very well preserved.


  • You will find it in the historic center of the city, in the Plaza del Marqués de la Cadena.


  • It was built in 1445 to make it the residence of the city's merino.


  • Shortly afterwards it was used as an ecclesiastical prison while the original prison that had been destroyed as a result of a fire was being rebuilt.


  • Later, the tower was sold and went through various owners until in 1559 the City Council bought it to install a clock, hence its name.


  • It is a rectangular tower, built with irregular stones and great slenderness.


  • Its interior is divided into four floors, illuminated by Gothic windows, some with tracery or twinning.


  • You will find the entrance door on the north face at ground level and consists of a semicircular arch.


  • In the last restoration, both the spire and the clock were removed.


  • At the base of the tower you can see the bronze sculpture of King Ramiro I of Aragon, the first monarch of the nascent kingdom of Aragon who reigned between 1035 and 1069 and established its capital in Jaca.


  • The sculpture was made by the artist Ramón Casadevall. The figure is dressed in chain mail and attire typical of a warrior of the time. On his head is the distinctive crown of his condition. The sculpture was completed in 1973.


  • The tower is one of the curiosities that Jaca has. It is worth visiting and seeing its structure and the statue of Ramiro I that guards it.


  • It is an interesting sample of what civil Gothic is.


  • Free entrance


  • 974360098


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Real monasterio de San Juan de la Peña


A marvel of history

  • The monastery is located in a protected natural area, very close to Jaca. To get there, it is accessed by the N-240 road between Jaca and Pamplona. Take the detour to the town Santa Cruz de la Serós and from the town, there is a road to the mountain. Seven kilometers away is the Old Monastery.


  • Keep in mind that if you go by car you have to leave it at the new monastery (tickets are also taken here) and go down by bus to the old one. You can also walk down. It is only about 20 minutes down a stony path. If you are going to do this, it is best that you go with the appropriate footwear.


  • It is necessary to visit it with a guide.


  • You can also do the theatrical visit and it is totally recommended, very fun and interesting. It is a new and entertaining way to know part of the history of this wonderful place.


  • The origins of the monastery date back to the dark high Middle Ages (10th century), a refuge for Christian communities besieged by Muslims.


  • After the original building was destroyed at the end of the 10th century, it was refounded in the first third of the 11th century by Sancho el Mayor de Navarra. At that time began its era of splendor, promoted by the first Aragonese kings.


  • The setting is incredible. The hermitages that originally colonized it could not find a better place to settle. If they wanted isolation, solitude and silence, they found it.


  • The complex fits into the hollow of the mountain and is divided into two levels: the lower one houses the primitive Mozarabic church and the Council hall, while the upper one includes a second church, the royal and noble pantheons, various monastic dependencies. and the jewel of the complex: the cloisters.


  • Inside you will find the pre-Romanesque church, the paintings of San Cosme and San Damián, from the 12th century; the so-called Pantheon of the Nobles, the upper church, and the Gothic chapel of San Victorián. In addition, there are other later buildings such as the Royal Pantheon erected in the 18th century.


  • The new monastery currently houses the Interpretation Center of the Kingdom of Aragón, the Interpretation Center of the San Juan monastery and a guesthouse.


  • Popularly recognized as the cradle of the kingdom of Aragon, San Juan de la Peña was the protagonist of a memorable event: on March 22, 1071, it was the first place in the Iberian Peninsula where a mass was celebrated with the Roman liturgical rite, leaving behind the old Hispano-Visigothic rite.


  • The monastery is located in a privileged place, nature welcomes it to give it more beauty, so nearby you will find spectacular viewpoints such as the "Mirador de Santo Voto" and the "Balcony of the Pyrenees."


  • If you go at the end of June or the beginning of July, you can coincide with the ceremony of the Knights and Ladies of the Order of San Juan de la Peña. Sensational liturgy accompanied by the bishop of Jaca and illustrious personalities from the Aragonese milieu.


  • An indispensable marvel of history to know for its architecture, its location and its history. A monument worth seeing and exploring in peace.


  • It is an essential place to savor the Romanesque in its pure state and in a wild and beautiful setting. In addition, it is the pantheon of the first kings of Aragon.


  • It is a marvel brimming with art and history, a singularity in Spanish history that must be known.


  • The first sight of the monastery makes your hair stand on end: it crouches under a huge rock, it is completely camouflaged with the mountain for a thousand years.


  • They say that the Holy Grail remained in the monastery for more than three centuries.


  • General: € 7 Reduced: € 6 Children: € 4


  • +34 974355119


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: From March 16 to May 31: Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. From June 1 to August 31: Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. From September 1 to October 31: Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. From November 1 to March 15: Sunday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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Parque Nacional De Ordesa Y Monte Perdido


Nature show

  • You can go by car, by bus or by rail.


  • You arrive in Torla and from there you have to take a bus that takes you to the Ordesa meadow.


  • There are different types of excursions, activities and difficulties. You can do it walking or on horseback.


  • When you arrive, it is important that you visit the interpretation center, there you will find information about the routes that can be done. There are them of different durations and difficulties. The best known is the 9 km one way and 9 km back.


  • There is also one called "the route of the hunters." This is about 21 km in total and is done on foot, reaching a viewpoint with incredible views, and then on horseback.


  • The climbs are limited (about 2000 people) so you have to get up early. Ideally, catch a bus before 8:30. That has to be the cutoff time.


  • Don't forget to bring a windbreaker or raincoat, appropriate footwear, water, and a coat.


  • This miracle of nature with a landscape that takes your breath away from the first moment.


  • It is located in the heart of the Aragonese Pyrenees.


  • It is a World Heritage Site and includes a set of four valleys (Ordesa, Añisclo, Escuaín and Pineta) that extend like arms around Monte Perdido, the highest limestone massif in Europe.


  • Almost perpetual snow peaks, glaciers, beech and fir forests, waterfalls at the bottom of the valleys, rivers, green meadows and high-altitude deserts paint this landscape of almost 16,000 hectares, in which the imposing Monte Perdido stands out.


  • The essentials are: - The Cola de Caballo Waterfall starting in the Ordesa Valley. There are several trails that lead there and run along the course of the Arazas river. The route passes through imposing waterfalls, gorges and viewpoints until it reaches the impressive Cola de Caballo.


  • - The Pineta Valley, one of the most majestic. It is a magnificent example of a glacial trough. Rugged ridges and peaks flank thick forests of pine, fir and beech. The closing of the valley also has a succession of spectacular waterfalls. It is the most accessible valley.


  • - Añísclo Canyon is an impressive valley that has a glacial cirque at its head, but which later becomes encased in a deep canyon as a result of the action of the water from the Bellós River. It has a succession of slides and waterfalls. It is completed with dense forests, a Roman bridge, the hermitage of San Urbez and more.


  • Simply great. Nature exudes majesty.


  • It has an incredible scenic beauty with its waterfalls and Pyrenean landscapes of immense wild beauty.


  • It has a good variety of routes and spectacular landscapes that you find at every step. It is very well cared for and easily accessible.


  • The excursions and ascents that you can do are endless. The one that takes you to the Cola de Caballo waterfall is a classic, since in addition to its beauty, it is suitable for everyone.


  • The Ordesa Valley is the soul of the park. Walking its trails melting with the environment is an experience that you will remember forever.


  • Free entry, but limited number of people.


  • +34 974243361


  • min - min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Estación de Canfranc


The last vestige

  • Tickets can be booked by phone or through the website. Online sales close 2 hours before the event. Tickets to the station are limited.


  • The historic building is only accessible through guided tours, not freely. In any case, it is ideal to do the guided tour because you will learn about the construction of the station and its historical evolution.


  • You can also do the theatrical visit which is at 10 pm.


  • It was inaugurated on July 18 under the reign of Alfonso XIII.


  • The station linked Spain and France through tunnels that crossed the Pyrenees and for four decades served as an international link with Europe.


  • Different materials such as glass, cement and iron, typical of the industrial architecture of the moment, have been used in its construction.


  • The central body of the passenger building protects a lobby where the lockers were located.


  • On the sides the customs post, the police station, the post office and an international hotel were accommodated. It also had two underground passages.


  • During the first years of its operation, the ground floor of the station housed a hotel, the offices of the Northern and Midi railway companies and the Post Office.


  • The terminal was a border point; half belonged to France and the other half to Spain.


  • It was during the Second World War when Canfranc experienced its moments of greatest splendor and prominence. Jews fleeing from the siege of the SS troops took refuge in it, but after Franco's victory in the Civil War the facilities were taken over by the Nazis, who used it to store the more than 86 tons of gold that they looted from all over Europe.


  • It is a building with history. It takes you back to the years of the Second World War.


  • The natural environment is the ideal complement for such an imposing and beautiful construction.


  • It is the last vestige of the connection between Aragon and France through the Aragonese Pyrenees. It houses dreams, mysteries, smuggling stories and spies.


  • The history of the station during the Second World War, the history of Nazi gold and the persecutions is impressive.


  • It is also a starting point from which to discover corners, people and traditions of some Pyrenean villages that still preserve the charm of the life of yesteryear.


  • It is a great work of iron and glass engineering that is reminiscent of the Titanic for its size, its time, its romantic point and its tragic end.


  • General admission from 11 years: 4 euros. From 6 to 10 years: 1.5 euros Babies and children under 5 years: free. Dramatized visits: from 18 years old it costs 10 euros, from 4 to 17 years old it is 8 euros and children under 3 years old enter free.


  • 974373141


  • min - min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Guided tours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at 11:00, 12:30, 13:30, 16:30, 17:30 and 19:00. Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12.30 p.m., 1.30 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.


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Candanchú


The first ski resort in Spain

  • If you want to get started in the sport, the Pista Grande is one of the best areas in the country for this purpose.


  • If you are looking to perfect your technique, the Candanchú Ski School offers ski courses for all ages.


  • The Tube of the Shoe and Loma Verde are ideal if you are already an expert in the sport.


  • It was the first ski resort opened in Spain (1928) and also the first in which the courses were implemented.


  • It is located in the Aragonese Pyrenees, next to the Aragón river and 1 kilometer from Puerto del Somport, on the border with France. It is a neighbor of the Astún station and is located 27 km north of the city of Jaca.


  • It has an area for beginners called Tobazo Bajo, which also has a good location, since it protects you from strong winds.


  • It also has black and red slopes and off-the-beaten path itineraries, highlighting the Tubo de la Zapatilla and Loma Verde.


  • La Tuca Blanca, with its 2400 meters, is the roof of the station. If you ascend to it you will enjoy spectacular landscapes with snow as the protagonist.


  • It has a very good climate with abundant rainfall and low temperatures.


  • Transport capacity: 24,950 skiers / h; 50.5 skiable km; 10 green tracks, 12 blue tracks, 16 red tracks, 13 black tracks and 4 orange tracks (very difficult); 6 chairlifts, 15 ski lifts and 4 carpets; snow park; and competition area.


  • Outside the snow season you can enjoy other sports such as climbing or hiking with important routes such as the GR11, the Senda de Camille, or the Camino de Santiago. You can also do bird watching.


  • Although it is the oldest station in Spain, it is not the most modern or extensive. It is ideal for families and for beginner skiers.


  • It is considered one of the most beautiful ski resorts in Spain.


  • The landscapes are dreamy. Good restoration and hotel offer.


  • It depends on the type of activity


  • 974 373 194


  • min - min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday to Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


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Ibón de Escalar


Lake of glacial origin

  • To get there from Jaca, you have to leave from the main road and drive about 30 km. One kilometer before reaching the border with France, there is a detour to the right towards Astún. You have to continue along the road until you reach the station parking lot.


  • From the beginning of the road until you reach Ibón del Escalar, it is all uphill and it is better to go slowly. The first meters are by track and then it joins a path. In about an hour you will reach the Ibón. It is ideal to lie on the grass and enjoy the place and the views.


  • It is a lake of glacial origin located 2086 meters north of Astún. It gives rise to the Aragon River.


  • To get there on foot, you have to take the path that leaves behind the chairlift and that, following the right bank of a stream, ascends through meadows to the Escalar lake.


  • Other possible complementary routes are: following the line of ridges between the Astún and Los Monges hills and the ascent to the Monges peak, from which you can enjoy an extraordinary panoramic view of the Sierra Bernera and Midi d'Ossau, and on French soil.


  • Astún in summer becomes a privileged area to start all kinds of routes that give access to endless small lakes full of life.


  • The Ibón del Escalar is very beautiful, its waters are greenish in color and it is surrounded by green landscapes. It is a beautiful corner at any time of the year.


  • It can be reached via chairlift or trekking.


  • Free entry Chairlift: 11 euros general, from 6 to 14 years 7 euros; 65 years or more 7 euros; up to 5 years free.


  • 974 210 608


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.



2 Ratings

mariatravel

mariatravel

La ciudad y sus alrededores, uno no sabe con qué quedarse o mejor visitar todo!

21/08/2020

vickybcn

vickybcn

Huesca es una provincia para volver una y otra vez, la sierra de Guara, la Ciudad de Jaca, el parque de Ordesa y Aínsa son sitios únicos. Esta estupenda guía me brindo toda la info que necesitaba!

09/08/2020