Jaca is the capital of the Aragonese Pyrenees. Its history was the first city of Aragon, its location and its demographic importance make it an important service centre and a first-rate tourist capital. Its cathedral is one of the most important monuments of the peninsular Romanesque, as much for its antiquity as for the stylistic changes that were exported from there to the rest of the Spanish Romanesque. Its diocesan museum is one of the best in the world in terms of medieval painting.

La Ciudadela, a magnificent pentagonal military fortification, is the most emblematic building in Jaca. The main road of the city is the Calle Mayor, a road that brings together some of the main buildings, such as the beautiful town hall. In the rest of the street many houses of the bourgeoisie of the early 20th century were constructed. Other significant buildings such as the Monastery of Las Benedictines, the Fortress of Rapitán or the Clock Tower, demonstrate the confluence of styles in the town. But Jaca is much more. Strolling through its streets brimming with commercial life, rewarding yourself with the exquisite pastries from Jaca or tasting its gastronomic delights in its many bars and restaurants is a real delight.

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Aragon Kings Route

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Ice Pavillion

The Ice Pavilion consolidates the capital of ice in Jaca, regenerates an area spatially disconnected from the centre and serves as a reference in the future project of the city. The emblematic building wants the natural landscape to recover its leading role in the current types of indoor sports. The building is distinguished by its structure in the form of a toric dome formed by a membrane that alternates the opaque structures, glass and steel. The dome, which adopts the compactness of neighbouring Peña Oroel and the summits of the Pyrenees, is found directly on the ground, like a drop of water, avoiding the existence of façades. The membrane is perceived as a soft crystallisation or the memory of ice. This building is the only one in Spain that has two tracks: one Olympic and one recreational.