The city of Huesca

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The capital of Huesca, with a rich ancient past, is nowadays an ideal city for strolling, tapas, shopping and also visiting the multitude of monuments and museums it contains.

Huesca is a quiet yet dynamic and modern city. Its privileged location, just one hour from the Pyrenean mountains and thirty minutes south of the austere sub-desert steppes of Monegros, offers visitors an extreme contrast in the colour of its landscapes.

Huesca also possesses a rich, ancient past. Its urban configuration and its short distances allow you to walk and enjoy its streets, parks, squares and its historic centre, where important monuments such as the Cathedral, in Gothic style; the Romanesque Church and Cloisters of San Pedro el Viejo; the old Palace of the Kings of Aragon, today the Provincial Museum; or the Town Hall of Aragonese Renaissance style, whose interior houses the spectacular La Campana de Huesca canvas by José Casado del Alisal, stand out.

Stroll down Calle del Coso and admire the Modernist Casino; reach the Muslim wall and finally, get back your strength in its tapas areas or savour its famous pastries. Around 10 August, Huesca becomes awash with white and green for the Festivities of San Lorenzo, declared of National Tourist Interest.