Huesca / Uesca

In order to get acquainted with Huesca, there is nothing better than starting with the cathedral, built on the old Muslim mosque in a Gothic style and with a beautiful Renaissance altarpiece. Opposite is the town hall, located in a 16th century Renaissance Aragonese palace. A few metres away is the interesting Museum of Huesca, which extends its dependencies to the adjacent Romanesque palace of the kings of Aragon. Also in the old town, you should visit the combination of the church and cloister of San Pedro el Viejo, built mostly in the 12th century, which is one of the most important examples of Aragonese Romanesque. The chapel of San Bartolomé, in its cloister, is also a royal pantheon.

To complete the visit, it is worth taking a stroll through the central Miguel Servet park and walking along the Calle del Coso, where you can contemplate the modernist casino, reach the Muslim wall and finally recharge your batteries in its tapas areas and savour its famous confectionary. Near the city, the silhouette of the castle of Montearagón stands out to the east.

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Cathedral of Huesca

It was built between the 13th and 17th centuries, on the site of the Arab mosque. On the outside, its large Gothic façade is profusely sculpted and protected by a large typical Aragonese eaves carved in wood. The tower of the façade has a square base and octagonal top. The cathedral has one level with three naves with transept and apse. The lateral naves, smaller in height than the central one, house 14 chapels. One of the most valuable pieces is its high altar, a large alabaster work of Renaissance style in which the Passion of Christ is represented.