The larger part was intended to house the
auditorium of the University at the time while the other consists of a
hexagonal tower similar in appearance to that of the Church of San Pedro el
Viejo. Inside the museum is the room of the Bell of Huesca where the infamous
legend is said to have taken place during the reign of Ramiro II the Monk.
The top or Petronila room is surrounded by
blind arches supported by pillars. After the renovations in the last century,
the museum now houses eight permanent exhibition halls as well as three other
rooms in the Palace of the Kings of Aragon for temporary exhibitions.
The contents of the museum covers exhibits
of an archaeological nature with pieces ranging from the Paleolithic period to
the Middle Ages as well as other important pieces of Fine Art from the
sixteenth to the twentieth century, the most important pieces being the Gothic
paintings and lithographs of the Bulls of Bordeaux by the famous Spanish
painter Francisco Jose Goya (1746-1828).
Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00h to 14:00h.
and from 17:00h to 20:00 h.
Sundays from 10:00h to 14:00h.