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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Monastery of San Pedro el Viejo

It is a pure example of the Aragonese Romanesque and one of the architectural gems of the monumental heritage of the city and Aragon. The tympanum on the north façade shows a magnificent Trinitarian chrism held by two angels. The temple has three naves covered with high barrel vaults. One of the most beautiful and known elements is its 12th century cloister, restored in the 19th century. The carved Romanesque capitals stand out, 18 original ones and the rest faithful reproductions made in the 19th century based on the Romanesque originals. In the same cloister is the chapel of San Bartolomé, which houses the Royal Pantheon, where the remains of the kings Alfonso I "El Batallador" and Ramiro II "El Monje", protagonist of the cruel medieval legend of La Campana de Huesca can be found.