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The municipality covers an area of 406,3 Km2
Is at a distance of 75 Km from Huesca
Located at an altitude of 818 m
In 1991 had a population of 11,374 inhabitants
In 1996 had a population of 11,310 inhabitants

Ayuntamiento de Jaca

Phone: +34 974355758

Situation Jaca within Aragon

County (Comarca) Jacetania within Aragon
County (Comarca) Jacetania within Aragon
Jaca Belongs to the county (Comarca) JACETANIA

Primitive capital of Aragn

Jaca was the first capital of the nascent kingdom of Aragon. Its strategic position can be seen in this photograph from the beginning of the 20th century, where its strategic position dominating the valley on a hill above the river, dominating the road that comes from France through the Pyrenees, gives it its geographical and therefore historical and cultural importance.

Panormica de Jaca


The first Friday of May in Jaca

In the Middle Ages, the Count Don Aznar luch & oacute; against the invaders to defend the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Aragon, Jaca, the so-called Pearl of the Pyrenees. The battle could only be won thanks to the women of Jaca, who went in disguise to help the jacetanos warriors. A medieval festival represents every first Friday of May of each year this tradition, with mounted characters on horseback, and squads of soldiers Labradors and Artisans, armed with blunderbusses, shoot salvos into the air. There are tournaments and jousts, and a beautiful show of flag flipping.
As well as like tests of old Aragonese sports, like the shot of bar.

In Jaca (June 25) and Yebra de Basa (June 25), also take place the Romerias de Santa Orosia, famous throughout Europe until about sixty years ago, as the relics of the body of the saint were separated and conserved in the two peoples (body on one side, and head on the other), those that had the power to liberate the demons from the people (spirited and spirited) who come to the Romer. It hosts some of the oldest dances in the Pyrenees, the "palotiaus", accompanied by the music of some sacred and ancient instruments, the chiflo (three-hole flute) and the psalter of ropes.

Ciudadela de Jaca

The Jaca Citadel

Declared National Monument. Its construction began in 1591 by order of Felipe II and at first it was called San Pedro Castle. It has pentagonal plant of great dimensions, with pit and counterscarp. It is built on level ground.

At each angle you have a typical bastion and you can walk around its perimeter through a wide path. In some corners there are guard posts. The bridge crosses a moat with three arches and a drawbridge.
The cover has Herrerian trace. The interior is a vast plaza, also pentagonal, surrounded by pavilions with two floors of arches resting on pillars.
The Chapel of San Pedro (18th century) is an isolated building, with a belfry and a Baroque doorway.

Other Monuments

In Jaca there are other very important buildings such as its Romanesque cathedral (11th century), declared a National Monument, the Monastery of the Benedictines, the church of Santiago, the shrine of Sarsa, the bridge of San Miguel (MN), the tower del Reloj (15th century) and the Town Hall.


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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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