With more than 50,000 inhabitants, Huesca is a dynamic and modern city, enclosed in the centre of one of the richest cities from the point of view of nature and landscapes. Its privileged situation is only one hour away from the incomparable landscapes of the Pyrenean mountains in the north and thirty minutes away from the austere subdesert steppes of Monegros in the south.
There are strongly contrasting colours of landscape and variety of climates, from Alpine to Continental and Mediterranean , together with a variety of ecosystems, difficult to find in another place and such a small area.
With good connections to the rest of the national territory via motorways, well-conditioned roads and high-speed and commuter trains, the capital has a desirable quality of life with all the services and facilities needed for a pleasant and varied stay according to the leisure needs of the tourist. At the same time, Huesca is a city of legends and history. It amasses a rich millenary past and hospitable demeanour to reflect the kind character of its people. Its urban configuration and short distances allow visitors to walk around and enjoy its streets, parks, squares and its historic centre, with its outstanding monuments. Examples of such important monuments are the Gothic
the Church and Romanesque Cloisters of
the Romanesque church and the cloisters of
San Pedro el Viejo,
the old Palace of the Aragon Kings is now the Provincial Museum.
The The Town Hall
is in the Aragonese Romanesque style; and in its interior it houses a spectacular painting, the Bell of Huesca, by José Casado del Alisal."
Apart from the above mentioned monuments and styles, architectural examples of all eras can be found in Huesca. The city possesses an important sample of the Baroque period in the churches of
; modernist buildings such as
the Provincial Government,
the Olympia Theatre
or Palace of Congresses
; museums such as the
Provincial Archaeological Museum,
Museum of Art and Nature (CDAN),
, the latter being the work of the architect Rafael Moneo. This museum is home to modern and contemporary artistic pieces. The
Pedagogical Museum of Aragon,
recreates the history of education and schooling during the 19th century in an exhibition one can contemplate classrooms , school furniture, teaching material, books, maps etc. of the time.
Getting into the city centre, strolling through the
Miguel Servet park
to view at the sculptures by Felipe Coscolla and Ramón Acín, whose Pajaritas are the symbol of Huesca. There are gastronomy and monumental routes, enjoying its culture, villages, festivals, customs and doing all sorts of sports are some of the activities that can be done in Huesca.