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
4.5 based on 1136 reviews
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
4 based on 829 reviews
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
4.5 based on 671 reviews
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
4.5 based on 255 reviews
"One of the most beautiful collections of romanesque wall paintings in the world" -Le Monde-
Reviewed By Charles H - Aspen, ColoradoAspen, Colorado
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
5 based on 4 reviews
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
4 based on 73 reviews
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
4.5 based on 12 reviews
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
4.5 based on 9 reviews
Reviewed By melimatos
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
3.5 based on 2 reviews
Reviewed By Enrique R - VenezuelaVenezuela
Venden y alquilan lo necesario para skiar en Candanchú que es una estación que está a media hora en vehículo
3 based on 1 reviews
Reviewed By manununu976 - Zaragoza, SpainZaragoza, Spain
Bonita fachada plateresca. No perderse el crismón que se encuentra junto a las escaleras y que pertenece a la ermita de Sarsa.