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Ayuntamiento de Huesca

Plaza de la Catedral, 1
44071 HUESCA
Phone: 974292100 Fax: 974224701
Belongs to the county (Comarca) HOYA DE HUESCA

Situation of Huesca City

At the foot of the Pyrenees mountains exterior, lies the foothills. In him and in the center of a small depression called "La Hoya" is Huesca, with the backdrop of the Sierra de Guara.

The town of Huesca is the capital of the province of Huesca , also known as the "Upper Aragon" (Alto Aragon). Its district covers an area of ??161.00 km2 and is elevated to an altitude of 488 meters, the legal population in 1996 was 45,607 inhabitants.

Its old town is perched on a small hill overlooking the fertile plain.

Location map of Huesca
Location map of Huesca


The city of Osca becomes famous in the time of Roman expansion. Sertorius in the year 77 BC, with 300 exiled patricians, the first university founded here in Hispania.

They are alive the memory and veneration of the martyrs of the persecutions of Nero and Diocletian. Lorenzo, deacon, martyr on the grid step to be the patron of the city. The Basilica of San Lorenzo is the religious center of Huesca, shared with the veneration of St. Vincent, St. Cosmas and St. Damian, St. Orencio and Santa Paciencia.

During the Arab domination Misleida built the great mosque, destroyed when after a long siege (in which the King of Aragon Sancho Ramirez) died.

Sancho Ramirez Montearagn bulwark against Huesca
Sancho Ramirez Montearagn bulwark against Huesca

The city was conquered by his son Peter I in 1094. In the same place was built the cathedral begun by James I in the late thirteenth century Gothic.

Aspect of the Cathedral of Huesca, in the early twentieth century
Aspect of the Cathedral of Huesca, in the early twentieth century

Ramiro II starred in the former palace of the kings of Aragon, now restored, the exemplary punishment known as "The Bell of Huesca".

In 1354 Peter IV the Ceremonious authorizes the General Survey and Literary University of Huesca as the only institution of higher education in Aragon during the fourteenth , XV and XVI reached prestige deserved to be closed in 1845.

Outside, in the direction of Zaragoza, stands the chapel of St. George on the hill overlooking the plain where the battle was fought Alcoraz.

A rich and diverse nature

Natural diversity is typical of the province of Huesca, and since capital is accessed quickly to its three distinct geographic areas:

If you want to practice winter sports are very close in the Pyrenees of Huesca, are the best ski. Height stations that put at your disposal more than one hundred tracks laid in natural beauty. Make a stop and check in every corner "magic" of Huesca, the variety of their scenery and lifestyle of its people.

On Art

Its long history has been shaped in monuments built over centuries, and time has consolidated in Huesca valuable artistic heritage that suggests eternity, thought-provoking and inspiring an aesthetic pleasure. The cathedral, or the Monastery of San Pedro el Viejo, symbol of the old Kingdom of Aragon, confirm this.

Location map of Huesca
Location map of Huesca

Provincial Archaeological Museum from Huesca

Addresses of Tourist Interest in Huesca.


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If you want Ample your information on Aragon you can begin crossing some Monasteries, o 40 Castles another interesting route is the Mudejar, Patrimony of the Humanity, also you can extend your cultural knowledge on Aragón examining its municipal and institutional heraldy without forgetting, of course, some of its emblematicas figures as San George Pattern of Aragon or its personages I illustrate adding to these data a minimum crossed by its history o some books.

Also Aragon enjoys a diverse and varied Nature where passing by plants, animals, or landscapes we can arrive at a fantastic bestiario that lives in its monuments.

The information will not be complete without a stroll by its three provinces: Zaragoza, Teruel and Huesca and ours varied Regions, with shutdown in some of its spectacular landscapes like Ordesa or the Moncayo or by opposition in the valle of the Ebro.

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