Whether it is winter or summer, spring or autumn, Jaca is a city full of life, with streets full of shops, bars and restaurants. In addition to its proximity to the winter resorts of Astún and Candanchú, it is surrounded by beautiful scenery and a rich heritage of monuments.
Its cathedral, in Romanesque style, was one of the first of this style to be built on the peninsula, at the end of the 11th century. It was linked to the new kingdom of Aragon and the Pilgrim’s Way to Santiago de Compostela, becoming a temple of reference. Its influence can be seen in the reproduction of the characteristic Trinitarian chrism on its main façade and the famous Jaquesan mosaic. Its extraordinary Diocesan Museum exhibits one of the best collections of medieval painting in the world.
Its old quarter houses many other buildings of interest such as the Citadel, whose origins date back to the end of the 16th century, and which houses the Museum of Military Miniatures; the Renaissance town hall or churches such as Santiago, del Carmen or San Salvador and San Ginés, with the sarcophagus of the Infanta Doña Sancha, a true jewel of Romanesque sculpture.
Jaca is a town where the fiesta is lived in the streets, especially with the celebration of the First Friday in May and the Folk Festival of the Pyrenees, both of which have been declared Festivals of National Tourist Interest.
The best panoramic view of the city is from the Fort of Rapitán, which blends into the landscape. And from the Peña Oroel viewpoint, which you can reach by car, you can enjoy beautiful views of the whole Aragón Valley.