The city: Huesca
Huesca and the surrounding area offer wide open spaces, whose beauty lends itself to being discovered, and provide a wealth of options in terms of relaxing or taking part in leisure or sporting activities. Or why not combine the two, making the most of the unique nooks and crannies and buildings within the city and surrounding towns, discovering more of its artistic and natural treasures, the interesting layout of the countryside, unique and diverse, and the emotion of nature brought to life.
Around the city, a network of pedestrian and cycling paths lead to hermitages (San Jorge, Salas, Cillas, Jara, Santa Lucía, Loreto, etc.), fountains, lakes, the Castillo de Montearagón, and much more.
In the La Hoya area, less than half an hour away, stand the Castillo de Loarre, Europe's best preserved Roman fortress, the Mallos de Riglos y Agüero, the Monasterio de Casbas and a multitude of towns, all with their own delights and stories to tell.
Finally, short excursions, no more than an hour away, include trips to the ski resorts of Formigal, Panticosa, Astún, Candanchú or Cerler, and the environmental and historic delights of the areas and regions within the old Kingdom of Aragon, visiting the Parque Nacional de Ordesa, the Valle de Ansó y Hecho, Aragon, the Valle de Tena, the Valle de Benasque, El Somontano, taking in the beauty of the Pyrenean peaks, the art of El Serrablo, Sobrarbe and Ribagorza and the hidden jewel of Los Monegros.
Huesca is a city that is surrounded by a beautiful nature and situated at the entry one of the most important Natural Parks in Spain. It is called “Parque natural de los Cañones y Sierra de Guara”.
San Lorenzo festivalThe most notable festivals take place in Huesca in honour of its patron saint, San Lorenzo. For a week, from 9th to 15th August, the city undergoes an utter transformation, becoming decked in green and white, the atmosphere fills with the aroma of basil and the citizens parade out into the streets to celebrate the Fiestas de San Lorenzo.
On the morning of the 9th, as tradition dictates, thousands of the city's inhabitants eagerly await the pistol shot announcing the beginning of the festivals in Plaza de la Catedral. Amongst these festivities, it is worth mentioning the dancers, of ancestral tradition, the procession on 10th and the tribute made at the end of the festivities. Cheerful, bustling events also take place, which relate to the importance of the Feria Taurina.
Over this period, the city attracts a large number of visitors, who contribute fully to the atmosphere thanks to the hospitality of the people of Huesca.
Things to do in HuescaWhether playing golf at Arascués-Nueno, flying light aircraft at Monflorite-Alcalá, windsurfing at Tormos, canoeing or rafting on the Gállego, bungee jumping, pony-trekking in Huesca, riding a camel at Tardienta, climbing at Vadiello, paragliding, abseiling into the Parque Natural de Guara, or fishing in Arguis. There is something for everyone in Huesca.
You can live in and experience the city of Huesca all year round, leaving and returning to any destination within the province in little time: there is so much choice easily within reach.
Guided tours in HuescaRoutes and schedules
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Natural meeting places of HuescaThe program "Natural meeting point", is conducting 10 different enviromental interpretation guided tours for the natural environment of the region of Hoya de Huesca.
To participate, you just have to go to the "Meeting Point" in detail each route at the right time. In the "Meeting Point" at that time, visitors will find the guide, identified with the symbol of the program