in Huesca & Surrounding Area - Aragón, Spain
- Huesca is a province
of northern Spain, in the northern part of the autonomous community of
Aragon. It is bordered by the provinces of Lleida, Zaragoza, and Navarra,
and by France. Its capital is the city of Huesca. The
monumental city is located at the foot of the Pyrenee mountain range, offering
landscapes of incredible beauty. The surrounding mountains offer
various activities in summer and winter.
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HOTELS IN HUESCA & SURROUNDING AREAS, ARAGON, SPAIN
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Huesca Hotel, Huesca
modern hotel is centrally located in Huesca, minutes from Huesca Cathedral
and Huesca Museum and is convenient to El Alcoraz Stadium. The hotel
has many recreational amenities for guests, including an outdoor pool and
fitness center. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless
Internet access, babysitting/childcare, and shopping on site. Enjoy
a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room
service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your
favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Pedro I de Aragon, Huesca
in Huesca, this modern hotel is minutes from Huesca Cathedral and close
to Huesca Museum. This hotel is also within close proximity of El
Alcoraz Stadium. The hotel has a seasonal outdoor pool. Enjoy
a satisfying meal at the hotel's restaurant and at the end of the day,
relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Featured amenities
include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities.
Event facilities at this hotel consist of banquet facilities and a meeting/conference
room. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
Monte Alba Hotel, Cerler, Huesca
at the foot of the ski runs in a privileged natural surroundings, this
5-storey hotel was extensively renovated in 2003 and comprises 12 single
rooms and 112 double rooms. The Hotel Monte Alba offers an ideal
and cosy atmosphere. Room facilities: Double rooms with twin beds, complete
bathroom, telephone, safe box, heating, wireless internet throughout the
hotel, TV. The Hotel offers a room for keep the skis and boots, lounge
bar, reception 24 hours, T.V. room, terrace-solarium, heated swimming pool,
kindergarten, sauna, laundry service, garden, children play ground, games
room, physiotherapy service, children and adults entertainment programme.
in Aragon (including Zaragoza, Teruel, Huesca)
The region of Aragon
can be found in northeastern Spain and comprises the provinces of Zaragosa,
Huesca and Teruel. The region lies approximately with the historic kingdom
of Aragon and is bounded to the north by France; the south by Valencia;
the east by Catalonia and on the west by the regions of Castilla
la Mancha, Castilla Leon, Navarre
and La Rioja. The official spoken
language in Aragon is Castilian Spanish, although in some of the valleys
of the Pyrenees it is possible to hear the original language of Aragonese.
|Aragon is traversed by the
river Ebro, which offers fish of such numbers and proportions that the
Ebro is considered one of the best locations in Europe for Cat and Carp
fishing. With a population of just over 1.3 million people living in Aragon,
and half of them living in the capital city of Zaragoza,
the region is mostly deserted with beautiful, mountainous scenery to the
north, and mainly barren land in the south.
The greatest peaks of the
Pyrenees Mountains can be found in Aragon with Aneto, the highest of them
all, being found in the province of Huesca. In amongst the mountains can
be found some beautiful secluded valleys, which remain largely un-spoilt
due to their inaccessibility. Spread thinly through the valleys and plains
can be found small towns and churches with great views of the rugged landscape.
The region of Aragon has
three provinces whose capital cities Zaragoza,
and Teruel take the same names as
their province. There are many, small towns all across the region, and
especially in the province of Teruel where out of the 236 municipalities,
more than half the villages have a population of fewer than 200 people.
In-between the villages the land is mostly deserted and quite barren.
capital of Aragon The huge Plaza del Pilar is the social centre of Zaragoza,
looked over by some wonderful old monuments and fine fountains. Here can
be found the Basílica del Pilar; whose domes and towers dominate
the city and this is where legend has it the Virgin Mary appeared. To the
west of the city centre can be found the La Aljaferia palace. An Islamic-fortress,
it was once the residence of Arab kings and later by Christian kings, Aragonese
kings and then by Spanish monarchs. Nowadays, the building houses Aragon's
|Aragon Monasterio de
San Juan de la Peña
Located 30km southwest of
Jaca, this monastery church that is dedicated to saint John, is situated
beneath a huge overhanging rock. The monastery has had special significance
since Muslim times where pilgrims would stop here in the hope of viewing
the Holy Grail, a Roman chalice which was hidden somewhere in the monastery.
The Roman chalice is now on view in Valencia Cathedral. The lower church
represents the heart of the monastery that was founded in 920. On the second
floor is the Pantheon where can be seen the tombs of noblemen from both
Aragon and Navarre. Inside the apse of the High Church of San Juan can
be seen a replica of the Holy Grail which was kept inside the walls to
protect it against Muslim invasion.
Ordesa National Park
Declared a national park
in 1918, an area of more than 15,600 hectares is now protected in the Biosphere
Reserve or Ordesa as declared by UNESCO is 1997. Most of the park is limestone
and a retreating glacier still exists on the north face of Monte Pedido,
the third largest mountain in the Pyrenees. The park's dramatic mountain
scenery comprises of limestone cliffs, canyons, caves, chasms and crystal-clear
streams with forests of pine, birch, ash, willow and oak.
Great birds fly the skies
including the royal eagle, hawks, royal owls, ospreys and the snow partridge,
while on the ground can be seen the marmot, wild boar, chamois and the
red deer. The park is open all year round but the months between April
and October offer the best conditions for walking and hiking.
Aragon is a wonderful region
of Spain to visit. The Pyrenees Mountains offer wonderful dramatic scenery
to the north and the ancient cities of Zaragoza,
and Huesca have many important historical buildings.
If you are looking for a different holiday experience in Spain, Aragon
may just be the location of choice.