Huesca is the capital city of the province by the same name, and is one of three provinces in the autonomous region of Aragon Spain. It is the gateway to the Pyrenees an area rich in romanesque architecture, ski resorts and stunning landscapes. The city itself is one of the least populated provincial capitals of Spain, hardly surpassing the 50,000 mark. Although part of its Old town was knocked down, it still maintains many interesting buildings of architectural and historical importance. standing out is its romanesque cathederal, typical of the province. Like many spanish towns it has suffered uncontrolled, high rise urbanisation in the last fifteen years.
You can reach the city and other towns by bus. The bus company's website is www.alosa.es. There are regular bus services from Barcelona to Huesca and Zaragoza to Huesca. Arriving at Zaragoza Airport you can reach Huesca city and other provincial towns from the Main Bus Station. .
The best time to go is obviously in the summer, but January and February often have plenty of sun. August is fiesta season.
Huesca city has its Fiesta Mayor from 9 to 15 August, with concerts and public drunkenness, and you may wish to avoid this, or indeed make a point of going there. There are various international music festivals in the province in July and August.
Hotel Lacasa Faus Hutte, Carretera de Francia, km 658.5, ☎ +34974378136, . checkin: 2 p.m; checkout: 12 p.m. Lacasa Faus-Hutte is located at 1000 meters high from the heart of the west side of Pirineos Mountain. Only 12 minutes distance from the Ski stations of Astún & Candanchú. Jaca city is only 12 km far from Lacasa Faus-Hutte. There is easy acess to the valleys of Ansó, Hecho, Ordesa ,El Roncal y Valle de Tena.42- 96 Euros. edit
Hotel Spa Monasterio de Boltaña (Hotel Pirineo), C/ Afueras - 22340 (Boltaña (Huesca)), ☎ +34974508000, . Close to the Hotel doors, the almost only wild river that is left in the Pyrenees, the river Ara flows by. One of the most beautiful rivers of these mountains.edit
Loarre One of the best Romanesque castles in Europe (recently the site for Ridley Scott's film, Kingdom of Heaven) just has a one-man bar hidden behind a few rocks, and a part-time guide. Close to Huesca city.
Although you might be attracted to the high Pyrenees, you should definitely visit the pre-Pyrenees - a parallel range just to the North of Huesca city.
The Sierra de Guara for mountaineering and birdwatching (vultures and birds of prey).
Ordesa National Park is particularly spectacular in autumn. In summer some of the waterfalls dry up. No cars.
Barbastro Small town with an interesting old part, centre of the Somontano wine district. You can visit vineyards from here.
Ainsa, Ansó and Alquézar are beautiful, well preserved Romanesque villages in mountainous regions. There are other, less well-known places which are also charming.
San Juan de la Peña has to be seen - part Romanesque, part Gothic shrine set into an enormous rock in lovely mountain scenery. Easily accessible from Huesca.
Jaca has an important Romanesque cathedral and fortifications reputed to be designed by Leonardo de Vinci (they're not).
Villanueva de Sigena The Monastery of Santa María de Sigena is located next to the town. Birthplace of Michael Servetus, the discoverer of pulmonary circulation with a museum dedicated to his work.