The 10 Best Things to Do in Jaca, Spain

October 14, 2017 Hana Mouser

Jaca (in Aragonese: Chaca or Xaca) is a city of northeastern Spain in the province of Huesca, located near the Pyrenees and the border with France. Jaca is an ancient fort on the Aragón River, situated at the crossing of two great early medieval routes, one from Pau to Zaragoza. Jaca was the city out of which the County and Kingdom of Aragon developed. It was the capital of Aragon until 1097 and also the capital of Jacetania.
Restaurants in Jaca

1. Museo Diocesano de Jaca - Arte Romanico

Plaza Catedral S/N, 22700, Jaca, Spain +34 974 36 21 85
Excellent
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4.5 based on 210 reviews

Museo Diocesano de Jaca - Arte Romanico

"One of the most beautiful collections of romanesque wall paintings in the world" -Le Monde-

Reviewed By Nikolay07 - Moscow

Museo Diocesano occupies part of the Jaca Cathedral complex. It is accessible through the Cathedral. The museum looks very modern and is very well-organized. To me, the museum is truly distinctive because of the amazing collection of frescoes from small Romanesque churches around Jaca. Upper floor has some nice works from Gothic and Renaissance periods.

2. Jaca Citadel Military Miniatures Museum

Avenida Primer Viernes de Mayo s/n, 22700 Castiello de Jaca, Spain +34 974 36 11 24
Excellent
52%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 50 reviews

Jaca Citadel Military Miniatures Museum

Reviewed By Ankhman - N Wales

This was much better than I expected. A trip through military history from ancient to modern in a series of miniature displays of amazing scale and detail done with a sense of humour. Look out for Mary Poppins , cowboy fighting Grizzly and other little gems. Allow a good hour for visit.

3. Santa Cruz de la Seros

Calle Baja & Calle Madio, Santa Cruz De La Seros, Spain +34 974 36 19 74
Excellent
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4.5 based on 101 reviews

Santa Cruz de la Seros

Reviewed By Benjamindrfranklin - Abha, Saudi Arabia

Stopped here on the way back from the Monastry San Juan de Pana (DEFINITELY WORTH A VISIT) If you arrive before 10am ticket people are not there so it saves you 7 euros each!!
Nice restaurant over looking the village square and 1000 year old chuch (1022 A.D.)
Coffee and snacks are reasonably priced... Toilets and post cards available with swings and slide for smaller children

4. San Juan de la Pena

A-1603, Jaca, Spain +34 974 35 51 19
Excellent
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4.5 based on 771 reviews

San Juan de la Pena

Reviewed By LKLKLKK - Singapore

We needed an overnight stop between Laguardia and Girona. What a lovely village Babastro turned out to be. Narrow streets, friendly townsfolk and cheap to eat and drink compared to larger cities. The hotel is well located. Surprisingly plush & stylish with its own spa. The car park is very tight and our BMW X3 made it down the ramp with inches to spare

5. Cathedral of Jaca

Plaza San Pedro 1, 22700, Jaca, Spain +34 974 36 21 85
Excellent
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4.5 based on 573 reviews

Cathedral of Jaca

This was Spain's first Romanesque Cathedral.

Reviewed By Roskers - Cambridge, United Kingdom

Being 10th C in these parts, this Cathedral was used as a model for many others. Romanesque basically means that the arches are semi-circular, so walls are massive to support the weight - the kind of thing you see in Norman Castles in England. This Cathedral has later additions, which are Gothic - pointy arches - which are often more delicate as they can support more weight or are used to support smaller chapels - the alcoves here. So it's a massive structure - larger on the inside than the outside suggests - important and worth tracking down - but dark and foreboding unless someone pays the 1E to switch the lights on - worth hanging around for that!

6. Ciudadela De Jaca

Av. Primer Viernes de Mayo, 22700, Jaca, Spain +34 974 35 71 57
Excellent
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4 based on 676 reviews

Ciudadela De Jaca

Reviewed By mpalacio15 - Pamplona, Spain

We went there with the family just to fill an unplanned night and we found a well preserved building and two very special characters. We assisted to a theatrical visit, it was very funny, instructing and extended. We couldn't have chosen better! If you go to Jaca visit the Ciudadela and of possible through the theatrical visit.

7. Monastery of San Juan de la Pena

Carretera A-1603, s/n, 22711, Jaca, Spain +34 974 35 51 19
Excellent
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4.5 based on 196 reviews

Monastery of San Juan de la Pena

Reviewed By SeimenBurum - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

When going down hill again I realized there is the old monastery built in the rocks on the side of the road. I have been to the monastery on the hill which has a very interesting museum and congress center.
The museum has the daily life in a monastery displayed under a glass floor. There are many interesting facts on the history of the monastery.
The whole complex is very nice with lots of woodwork
There are also temporary Exhibitions
For this museum allow 2 hours and add the time you need for the old monastery in the rocks.

8. Fuerte de Rapitan

Carretera Rapitan, Jaca, Spain
Excellent
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4 based on 65 reviews

Fuerte de Rapitan

Reviewed By Cristina T - Seattle, Washington

Fun for a morning run and visit or a nice hike. It is steep but the view is great from up there. The fort itself is ok. Not much to see.

9. Pabellon De Hielo

Avenida Perimetral s/n, 22700, Jaca, Spain
Excellent
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Pabellon De Hielo

Reviewed By ANZUVI - Pamplona, Spain

Para los amantes del patinaje sobre hielo tenemos este precioso y grande pabellón, unas instalaciones geniales para pasar un buen rato patinando, puedes alquilar el equip sino tiene la patines, los preciosos están bien y disfrutarás de una tarde de entretenimiento

10. El Sarcofago de Dona Sancha

Calle Mayor 52 | Monasterio de Benedictinas, 22700, Jaca, Spain +34 974 36 34 61
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5 based on 1 reviews

El Sarcofago de Dona Sancha

Reviewed By LOLYPC - Zaragoza, Spain

Es un sarcófago en piedra labrada muy bien conservado que contiene los resto de una de las hijas del primer Rey de Aragón.
Está expuesto en una sala de las dependencias de las Hermanas Benedictinas.
La entrada es gratuita y se ve en pocos minutos. Se puede dejar la voluntad. Pero ojo tiene horario de visita. Hay que informarse.

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