What to see in Huesca capital in one day
The city of Huesca is perfect to visit in a single day, spending an unforgettable day between architecture and gastronomy. It is a city with a great wealth of heritage, which makes walking through its streets a real pleasure. Its small size helps a lot when it comes to reaching the most emblematic places on foot, without having to go in a hurry. With our itinerary for a day in Huesca you will make the most of every minute: write down the monuments that you cannot miss, the essential snacks to savor and the experiences that await you in every corner.
Itinerary day 1
This rectangular arcaded square is one of the best starting points to explore the city of Huesca. Besides being the busiest place in the old town, here you will find the tourist office to consult all kinds of information. While you delight yourself with the beautiful facades of the buildings direct your steps towards Ultramarinos La Confianza, opened in 1871 and which retains its original decoration. This is one of the most recommended places to buy some of the gastronomic products of Huesca, such as its delicious cheese or a bottle of Somontano wine.
A few steps from the square is one of the most famous buildings in Huesca, the Monastery of San Pedro "El Viejo". This spectacular Romanesque church was built in the 12th century, making it one of the oldest temples in Spain. Take the opportunity to admire this exceptional example of Aragonese Romanesque architecture. The jewel in the crown is the cloister, where you will not be able to take your eyes off the capitals carved by the Master of San Juan de la Peña, with biblical and fantastic scenes. Don't miss the royal pantheon, where Alfonso I the Battler and his brother, Ramiro II the Monk, are buried.
Also known as Círculo Oscense, this treasure of Aragonese modernism is located in the Plaza de Navarra. It was built in 1901 by the Catalan architect Ildefons Bonells and its exterior facade is most imposing. However, it is the interior that will leave you speechless. Go up the central staircase and do not miss any detail of the art deco decoration, especially in the stained glass windows or in the different rooms.
Since you only have one day, you have to indulge yourself. The city of Huesca is full of great restaurants that work with local products. One of the most recommendable is Restaurante Las Torres, run by the Abadía brothers. A wonderful signature cuisine in a unique space, with the gastronomy of Huesca as the protagonist. A real luxury for the five senses.
It's time to get to know the heart of the old part of the city, the Cathedral of Huesca. It is right in front of the City Hall and is one of the most admirable examples of Aragonese Gothic architecture. Construction began in the late thirteenth century and was not completed until well into the sixteenth century. Located in the place where the primitive city was settled, its façade is simply spectacular. Pay attention to the ornamentation and sculptures that welcome you when you cross the entrance door. Inside, the main altarpiece is one of the most relevant elements. If you climb the bell tower you will have the best panoramic views of Huesca. Next to the Cathedral is the Diocesan Museum, which organizes guided tours.
Surely this visit has whetted your appetite a little. Pastry is one of the main dishes in Huesca and pastry shops like Ascaso are considered authentic museums, as far as sweets are concerned. One of the specialties of this family business is the exquisite Russian cake, but don't forget the Almudévar braid, the nun's sighs or the bells and glories of Huesca. Will you be able to choose just one?
There is no better place to breathe in the city than Miguel Servet Park, the green lung of Huesca. With an area of more than 70,000 square meters, this park occupies the space where the gardens of the disappeared palace of Lastanosa used to be. It houses more than 60 different species of trees, a large pond and several memorials. The most famous, considered a symbol for the people of Huesca, is the sculpture of Las Pajaritas by Ramón Acín. Do not leave without seeing the bandstand or the curious replica of Snow White's house, a perfect place if you go with children.
It's time to put the finishing touch to your day of sightseeing in Huesca. Can you think of anything better than a dinner in a Michelin-starred restaurant, with elaborate tapas? Tatau offers a different experience thanks to its exquisite gourmet tapas, in an environment with a unique design. Surely this high level dinner will not leave you indifferent, a revolutionary concept of the mythical "tapas bar". If you are still not sleepy afterwards you can have a drink in the liveliest pubs of the city, such as La Parra or El Tararí.