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What to do in the vicinity

Old Monastery of San Juan de la Peña. About 20km from Jaca, this is a jewel of medieval times. Sheltered by a large rock, it is 1,220m above sea level and its wide chronology begins in the high Middle Ages. It was declared a National Monument in 1889.

La Peña Oroel is a mountain 1,769m high located south of Jaca. The ascent to its summit is easy and is a recommended route if you visit Jaca, and from the summit, a spectacular view of the city and the Pyrenees. There are approximately 4 kilometers of ascent, with a difference in level of about 600m, which can be done comfortably in 2 hours of climbing from the Parador de Oroel. 

Canfranc Station is a monumental building that was inaugurated in 1928 becoming the most important railway complex in our country at that time. It was of greatest use in the 1940s, used as a priority step by the protagonists of war at the time. In April 1970, the railway traffic with France was suspended, but today the train still arrives at Canfranc and it is a highly recommended train excursion from Jaca to Canfranc (approximately 20 minutes). You could make a visit to the vestibule (prior reservation at the tourist information office) and then return to Jaca walking along the Camino de Santiago.   

Visits to France: a few kilometers from Jaca, we can enjoy France, its gastronomy and culture. To taste the cheeses in Laruns and Gabas, to walk along the beautiful Boulevard des Pyrénées de Pau, and to sweeten the day approaching Oloron where we can buy chocolate of the brand Lindt in the shop of the factory where the brand is.

San Pedro de Siresa Monastery: located in the beautiful valley of Hecho, in the charming village of Siresa, and probably one of the first monasteries of Aragon, dated 833. Today, National Historical Artistic Monument, has open for visits the church of what is left of the monastery. You can't miss it.

Cuevas de las Güixas, Villanúa: they are an impressive group of caves inhabited by humans 300 years ago and which have given rise to a multitude of folktales about witches. The Güixas cave is located specifically under the Collarada massif, on its western slope. The visit inside will surprise you – the sheer number of stalactites and stalagmites, its natural columns and the internal river that floods them. They have more than 800 visitable meters perfectly enabled and illuminated, suitable even for children. A real experience!