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What to see in Jaca

You will see that the Jaqués Romanesque is spread over a very wide territory and can be observed in many monuments that we will recommend to you. To enjoy your visit in more detail, we recommend that you download these free guides before going to visit them and listen to them during your tour. 

The cathedral of Jaca, declared a National Monument in 1931 and of Cultural Interest in 1985, is considered one of the most important monuments of all Spanish Romanesque. Its construction began at the end of the 11th century, under the reign of Sancho Ramírez.

The Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art, installed in the Cloister of the Cathedral, gathers since its inauguration in 1970, a very important collection of medieval paintings of the different churches and hermitages of the diocese.

La Ciudadela Jaca is a pentagonal fortification, built at the end of the 16th century under the reign of Philip II, which preserves each and every one of its characteristic parts: moat, bastions, escarpments, barracks, powder magazines and tunnels in addition to a beautiful entrance which is accessed through a drawbridge. 

It offers, for small groups, the activity of the "ecociudadela" with which to approach the herd of deer living in the moat, as well as dramatized visits.

Church of Santiago or Church of Santo Domingo This church, located south of the medieval city, was rebuilt in 1088 on the ruins of a previous temple built at the end of the eleventh century and still has significant remains of that temple. 

Bridge of San Miguel. It was declared a Historic-Artistic Monument in 1943. This 96-meter bridge with an asymmetrical elevation and a 17-meter high central arch represents an engineering work from its time and served as a link between Jaca and the western valleys of the Aragonese Pyrenees. It is located next to the road that leads to the Aísa valley, at the exit of Jaca, and is an ideal walk from the center.

Fort of Rapitan. Located on the hill of the same name, this military building was built at the end of the 19th century as part of the defensive network of the Jacetania region. It is a fortress that occupies more than 35,000m2 and has played an important role in the modern history of Jaca; it is not only one of the most interesting fortifications in Jacetania but also an excellent viewpoint over Jaca and the Aragon Valley.

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