From majestic cathedrals and art-filled museums to impressive medieval castles and natural parks, the city of Huesca has something to offer for all tastes and ages. Also, don’t miss the opportunity to sample the delicious local gastronomy, with dishes that combine traditional flavors with innovative touches. If you are passionate about art, culture and good food, Huesca is the ideal destination for you.
Huesca is a city with a rich history and cultural heritage dating back to Roman times. This Aragonese city offers its visitors a wide variety of activities, attractions and gastronomic delights. If you have two days in Huesca, here are some of the best things to do and see:
Start your first day by visiting the majestic Huesca Cathedral, an imposing Gothic building dating back to the 13th century. The cathedral is an architectural gem that boasts an impressive collection of religious artwork, including tapestries, paintings and sculptures.
Next, head to the Museum of Huesca, which is housed in the former Episcopal Palace. The museum houses an important collection of art and artifacts from the region, from Roman times to the present day, including works by local artists and archaeological pieces. You can eat around the Plaza del Casino, for example in the Lillas Pastia, a restaurant of international prestige, or in any of the restaurants near the Plaza Navarra, although it is true that Huesca is known for its wide range of quality cuisine.
For the afternoon, we suggest a stroll through the historic center of the city, which has many historic buildings, such as the Torre del Amparo, the Town Hall or the old Hospital de San Julian. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the church of San Pedro el Viejo, one of the oldest buildings in the city.
For dinner, try some of the local gastronomic delights, such as Teruel ham tapas, Aragonese veal or potato omelette with onion, accompanied by a good wine from the region.
Start the second day by visiting the Monastery of San Pedro el Viejo, an impressive Romanesque building dating back to the 11th century. The monastery is known for its medieval frescoes and impressive cloister, as well as its historical role in the region.
Afterwards you can choose to head to the Planetarium of Aragon, or the Center of Art and Nature of Huesca CDAN. If you are attracted to astronomy, the Planetarium of Aragon is one of the most fascinating and interesting places to visit in the city of Huesca. This modern planetarium has a wide variety of exhibitions and educational activities that allow visitors to explore the fascinating world of space and astronomy.
The CDAN, Center of Art and Nature, is one of the most interesting and unique museums in Aragon. Since its inauguration in January 2006, the museum has grown and established itself as a benchmark for contemporary art and culture in the region. The history of the CDAN begins with the donations made by the painter José Beulas and his wife María Sarrate, who began to assemble a collection of works of art in the 1950s. The successive expansion of this collection, along with the construction of the impressive building designed by architect Rafael Moneo, has made it possible for the museum to boast today an impressive collection of contemporary art, as well as a wide variety of exhibitions and cultural activities that delight visitors.
For the afternoon, we suggest a visit to Miguel Servet Park, a beautiful park located in the center of the city, which has a wide variety of flora and fauna. You can also enjoy a pleasant stroll through its paths and gardens.
For dinner, try some of the delicious dishes of the local cuisine, such as trout a la navarra or garlic soup. Finish your visit to Huesca enjoying a glass of local wine in one of the city’s bars, such as Bar-Restaurant Venta del Sotón or Bar-Restaurant La Taberna.