The 10 Best Things to Do in Jaca, Province of Huesca

Jaca (in Aragonese: Chaca or Xaca) is a city of northeastern Spain in the province of Huesca, located near the Pyrenees and the border with France. Jaca is an ancient fort on the Aragón River, situated at the crossing of two great early medieval routes, one from Pau to Zaragoza. Jaca was the city out of which the County and Kingdom of Aragon developed. It was the capital of Aragon until 1097 and also the capital of Jacetania.

1. Monastery of San Juan de la Pena

A-1603, 22711, Jaca, Spain Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4.5 based on 1136 reviews

Monastery of San Juan de la Pena

Reviewed By jollybegood - Bethesda, MarylandBethesda, Maryland

Spectacular monastery. Well prepared if you visit in winter.

Historic site of old monastery under a cliff overhang, worth driving a mountain road. We visited there after a big snowfall. The parking space of the information centre uphill (and this old monestry, if any) was covered with deep snow, and we could not bu

2. Ciudadela De Jaca

Av. Primer Viernes de Mayo, 22700, Jaca, Spain Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Castles, Military Museums, History Museums More
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4 based on 829 reviews

Ciudadela De Jaca

Reviewed By pauln690 - Bewdley, United KingdomBewdley, United Kingdom

Look for the deer grazing the lawns

The Citadel is massive and makes a good circuit for a post dinner walk (about 45 minutes) with the late birds(Swifts and Martins) and early bats(not sure), a pleasant experience.Thank your very much for your opinion.Best regards

3. Cathedral of Jaca

Plaza San Pedro 1, 22700, Jaca, Spain Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
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4.5 based on 671 reviews

Cathedral of Jaca

This was Spain's first Romanesque cathedral.

Reviewed By Rebrites - SpainSpain

Must-see for Camino History Buffs

If you don't know you're looking at a key site in the history of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, this would look like a dull grey old church. But once you get inside, as especially inside the attached museum, you see the real beauty of Romanesque art -

4. Museo Diocesano de Jaca - Arte Romanico

Plaza Catedral S/N, 22700, Jaca, Spain Museums, Art Museums
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4.5 based on 255 reviews

Museo Diocesano de Jaca - Arte Romanico

"One of the most beautiful collections of romanesque wall paintings in the world" -Le Monde-

Reviewed By Charles H - Aspen, ColoradoAspen, Colorado

Hidden gem

This little museum is amazing. The art and artifacts are arranged chronologically to match the history of the area. It is attached to the Cathedral of Jaca.

5. Aragon Aventura

Calle Los Pastores 12, 22700 Jaca, Huesca, 22700, Jaca, Spain Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Hiking Trails, National Parks, Mountains More
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5 based on 4 reviews

Aragon Aventura

Reviewed By DawnandSteveinLeeds - Leeds, United KingdomLeeds, United Kingdom

Stunning walk with expert mountain guide

Javier Garrido (Director) and Fernando Garrido (mountain guide) organised for us a brilliant guided walk in Ordesa national park along the Faja Racún and the Faja de Canadellos. Aragón Aventura is a highly organised, professional and friendly company whic

6. Fuerte de Rapitan

Carretera Rapitan, Jaca, Spain Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4 based on 73 reviews

Fuerte de Rapitan

Reviewed By Jan Willem t - Nijmegen, The NetherlandsNijmegen, The Netherlands

Wortwhile to visit for the one interested in militairy history and strategics

The Fuerte de Rapitán is a 19th-century polygonal fort located in the Spanish city of Jaca (Aragón). Elevated on a hill on the northern slope of the city, it is a defensive construction. Its location at the entrance to the valley of the Aragón River gave

7. El Sarcofago de Dona Sancha

Calle Mayor 52 | Monasterio de Benedictinas, 22700, Jaca, Spain Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

El Sarcofago de Dona Sancha

Reviewed By Claus R - Aarhus, DenmarkAarhus, Denmark

Very unique piece of romanesque art

We visited the place as part of a guided tour starting in the Cathedral museum. Outside the building is an explanition also in English.

8. Pabellon De Hielo

Avenida Perimetral s/n, 22700, Jaca, Spain Fun & Games, Sports Complexes
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Pabellon De Hielo

Reviewed By melimatos

Bit rude

We went before 5.00 PM, and the lady closed the door in front of us because it was too early. She was quite impolite.

9. Escuela de Ski de Jaca

Avenida Zaragoza 31, 22700, Jaca, Spain Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Ski & Snowboard Areas
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3.5 based on 2 reviews

Escuela de Ski de Jaca

Reviewed By Enrique R - VenezuelaVenezuela

Para principiantes

Venden y alquilan lo necesario para skiar en Candanchú que es una estación que está a media hora en vehículo

10. Ayuntamiento

Calle Mayor 24, 22700, Jaca, Spain Sights & Landmarks, Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings
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Ayuntamiento

Reviewed By manununu976 - Zaragoza, SpainZaragoza, Spain

Fachada

Bonita fachada plateresca. No perderse el crismón que se encuentra junto a las escaleras y que pertenece a la ermita de Sarsa.

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