Jaca Things to Do
This is wonderful and very educational, plus the ride is awesome up the mountains. We drove from Jaca after coming back from Sabiñanigo, on the N330a. We took going the mountaneous ride (about 1280 meters high) along the A1205 road that change into A1603 that goes to the monastery head on. We arrive about 10H30 in time to go the new monastery and...more
We drove from Jaca after coming back from Sabiñanigo, on the N330a. We took going the mountaneous ride (about 1280 meters high) along the A1205 road that change into A1603 that goes to the monastery head on. We arrive about 10H30 in time to go the new monastery and take the mini bus by 11h30 to the old monastery. We left the place by 18h going the...more
the Cathedral of Jaca, Unesco world heritage site and well Worth it and a must to visit.The Cathedral of San Pedro or St Peter’s huge richly decorated a marvel and UNESCO heritage site, an absolute must to see, i can’t describe not good for that, but its a must tant pis. 11C jewel of a Cathedral ,construction from 1077AD , as the site says its an...more
This is an awesome architecture Wonder, and a nice miniature military museum Inside. worked began in 1592 here and keeps all of it intact as of today. It took a back and forth possession with the French in 1809 and by 1814 it was not much of use.The castle fortress is renovated from 1968, and the miniature military museum is created in 2007; the...more
La Catedral de San Pedro (St. Peter's Cathedral) is a amazing building, taking into account its size, and its location in a remote valley of the Pyrenees. It was build from XI to XVII centuries, so you can find architectural and decorative characteristics from different constructive periods. The importance of the site was in a great part due to...more
Camino de Santiago 16 - 20, Jaca, Aragonian Pyrenees, 22700, Spain
Good for: Solo
Urbanizacion Lomas de Badaguas, Badaguas, Aragon, 22700, Spain
Good for: Solo
Pico Collarada 59, Jaca, 22700, Spain
Good for: Families
This is one of the favorites in town by the locals and just across from the Cathedral San Pedro. Just a marvelous place I can stay forever. The displays are superb and the prices very good; the stuff of heavens to eat.Claims to be one of the oldest in Aragon founded in 1890. the place is busy nice, good delicious, grand my Spain. You go in and...more
wonderful people place right across from Cathedral. The service was prompt and friendly. Great terrace for people watching. The food was good if small quantity.Been in the main inner city and surrounded by history and architecture with the world going by you it could have been more expensive but it was not.The place was busy, very popular with...more
We’d spent a week in Spain. Zaragoza was a beautiful city, the Pyrenees were breath-taking, the hotels were lovely. Everything was as promised – everything except the food. Every bar we’d been to for tapas – sent willingly by the guide books – had a half-full bar, topped with cold, deep-fried, salty stodge, which was then thrown into a microwave....more
How to get in and out ,Jaca
This is a town I have passed by many times over the years, and we set out with the family to finally see in depth. The way we always got here is by car, driving from Madrid or from France.
The road N330 takes you into the pyrénées mountains and the Tunnel of Somport to France and back. Once in city outskirst you find the centro or road N330a that passes in front of the ciudadela or castle of San Pedro. The N330a takes you to Sabiñanigo and Huesca/Zaragoza as well as the autovia A23. The N240 takes you to Pamplona and al.
To know the condition of the roads especially in mountanous jaca good to check here in Spanish
for route planning in Spain best is Repsol, the gas service station company
you ,also ,have a good interactive street planner for Jaca here
just magnify it on the left upper level and play with it.
The best parking is by Plaza Ripa in front of the Bus terminal or Estacion de Autobuses in Avenida de la Jacetania just behind the Cathedral of San Pedro and very inexpensive , we pay 6€ for the whole day.
Here you have direct buses to Huesca, Pamplona, and Zaragoza by Alosa (part of group Avanzabus).
and the local bus service has a map with times in Jaca city site here
The autonomous community of Aragon service buses linking several communities in the Valley such as Castiello, Villanúa, Canfranc , and the ski stations of Candanchú and Astún. info link here
By tren RENFE has service from Jaca to several towns in the valley and Huesca, Zaragoza ,and Madrid. The station is in the outkirst of town at Calle de la Estacion. From Ciudadela at calle de Francia (N330a) take Calle Zaragoza past traffic circle take right Calle Fondabos, and continue to Calle de la Estacion. According to Google is about 13 minutes I did not time it as went with my car.
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One of the goodies to be found in Spain are the nougats. Since a little boy my mom introduced them to me, and it is a family tradition especially as Christmas is coming to have them. Luckily now I am near to get them from home.The nougat or turron is a sweet dough obtained by cooking honey (or sugar) then peeled and toasted almonds are...more
This can be a resto with terrace and try some of the delicacies of the place, however, we were there for the shopping. A unique bodega or wine cellar with wines by the jug or a bottle or a case ! Representing all régions of Spain and more, but we were there for the Somontano of Aragon, Enate and Lalanne bottles.Inside is a like a gourmet grocery...more
It’s worth to go to Confiteria Echeto if even just to see it: a fine shop from 1890!! However... I really doubt you can go there and resist to buy something. My favourite is the traditional cream-filled cake (“Jaqueses”). But there are so many delicious temptations!! You can buy as well great gifts for family and friends… or just to spoil...more
Jaca Local Customs
Paseo de la Constitucion, Jaca
this is the first public park in Aragon region in 1902!
It is a beautiful Paseo de la Constitucion with nice children playground, and music kiosk , many libraries or book stores are here and an open air book market with stands as well,
you have fountains and statues and shaded areas all over, great for the local families and visitors as well
A heaven for a picnic and a nice rest after a long day walking in the inner city of Jaca. just nice.
It is located on the outer ring along avenida de Francia N330a ,bordering the ciudadela San Pedro. The site is from the city in Spanish for more info, you can translated it citing the source.Related to:
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Jaca Off The Beaten Path
a wonderful tower right in the old inner city of Jaca by calle Sanchez Ramirez. Torre del Reloj or clock tower built in 1445, it was once used as a prison. Now its a work office of the region of Aragon, but it can be seen Inside too in contact the city page with more of it in Spanish, you can translate citing the source.enjoy walks in jaca.more
a diocesan seminary done by 1926 along the paseo de la constitucion park and next to the Ciudadela San Pedro. The Seminario Diocesano built in 1926 follow a great tradition in the city of diocese life for teaching the gospel since 1610. A great architecture building on the old walls of the citadel, that passes behind it.more in the city page in...more
Monasterio de Santa Cruz, where the daughter of a king of Aragon Ramiro I, Sancha was brough over from Santa Cruz de los Seros in 1622, (the best preserve romanesque tomb in Spain) the monastery itself was built from 1555. The order of Benitas of sisters were in charge of the place.another architecture and historical marvel found in Jaca,the site...more
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