CIUDAD DE HUESCA
In the city of Huesca the plains that lead to the river Ebro and the foothills of the Pyrenees meet. In this area known as La Hoya, we find the essence of Aragón: cosy plains and noble mountains.
Huesca, the capital city of Alto Aragón, is a small city which offers a wide variety of services and equipments to make our stay more pleasant. The city invites us to live its millennial traditions which coexist with the new vanguards, showing city full of vitality.
It is one of the most ancient churches in Spain. It already existed during the Visigothic period, and later under Muslim rule Christians kept practising Mozarabic worship in this church. The foundation of this Benedictine monastery took place at the end of the 11th century. The current temple dates from the XII century and was built in the Romanesque style.
Inside the city hall we can find the painting La Campana de Huesca (The Bell of Huesca) from 1880, based on a legend that bears the same name. Legend has it that the Aragonese noblemen disobeyed their king, Ramiro II, so he decided to look for advice solve his problem. The solution was that the king called his noblemen for a meeting to build a new bell and he beheaded them to stop the revolt.