Things to see and do - Jaca
Unmissable tourist sites
Jaca Travel guide
Jaca : Michelin's recommendations
Built on a terrace in the Aragón valley, Jaca is overlooked by the Peña de Oroel. Its 16C citadel is well preserved and is a reminder of its strategic location in olden times. Jaca was renowned for warding off a Moorish invasion in the 8C, then became the first capital of Aragón. Today, its location at the end of the Somport pass makes it a busy transit route for tourists in summer and skiers in winter.
Tourist attractions Jaca : Things to see and do
Accès par la cathédrale E - 22700 Jaca
Laid out around cloisters, the former refectory now showcases Romanesque and Gothic murals from churches of the region: Urríes, Sorripas, Ipas, Navasa, Osia (reconstitution of the apse). Another room is devoted to amazing frescoes from Bagüés church,..
E - 22700 Jaca
Built in the 11C, this is the first Romanesque cathedral in Spain. Its sculpted decorations inspired artists ho worked on churches on the route to St Jacques. On the outside, note the historiated capitals of the southern lateral portico and, inside..
E - 22711 Botaya
This monastery was founded in the 9C and is a symbol of the continuation of the Christian faith during the Muslim occupation. It was chosen as a pantheon by the kings and noblemen of Aragon-Navarre. In the 17C, another monastery was built higher up. ..
Echegaray, 11 E - 22700 Jaca
Prix Prices from : 29 €
Hotel Somport is located in the centre of Jaca, between the Romanesque Cathedral and the main square. Its air-conditioned rooms have flat-screen TVs, private bathrooms with hairdryer, and free Wi-Fi. The Somport's restaurant serves classic Spanish a..
Mayor 41 E - 22700 Jaca
Centrally set in a mainly pedestrian street of the charming Aragonese village of Jaca, this hotel boasts free Wi-Fi, and an excellent restaurant where you can sample traditional regional cuisine. Have a good night’s sleep at the Hotel La Paz, whose ..
Paseo Constitución, 1 E - 22700 Jaca
Prix Prices from : 40 €
The hotel is centrally located near Jaca’s old quarter, at the foothills of Peña Oroel with its snow capped Pyrenean Mountains and just 20 minutes from the closest ski resorts. Whatever the season the area offers a wide array of activities, such as:..
Le Paul 2 E - 22714 Badaguas
pl. Marqués de Lacadena 1 E - 22700 Jaca
A classic, professionally run family establishment. Well-appointed dining rooms where you can enjoy abundant traditional fare.
av. Primer Viernes de Mayo 8 E - 22700 Jaca
This popular establishment is successfully run by its owner. It has a split-level lounge with a modern feel, and another in a rustic style in the basement, with a lovely wooden ceiling.
Cervantes 5 E - 22700 Jaca
Attractive restaurant with regional details on its walls and a large stone fireplace presiding over the dining room. Its prestige is assured in its cuisine.