Jaca is a small town located in Huesca province, Aragon, North East Spain. It’s situated in the centre of the Pyrenees mountain range, close to the border with France.
The city of Jaca has a population of 13,396 (2009). Jaca is known as the “pearl of the Pyrenees”.
And then I got a sightseeing map at the tourist information centre and asked them about the town of Jaca. They strongly recommend to visit Jaca cathedral and to have a lunch at the restaurant “Casa Martin.”
Jaca is a cosmopolitan European city, and an important stop along the “Camino de Santiago”, the Pilgrim’s Road to Santiago de Compostela.
San Pedro Cathedral in Jaca is located at Calle Bellido, 4. This church is one of the most important Romanesque churches in Spain. The construction started in the second half of the 11th century. The main doorway at the façade has a tympanum (drum) that has a design of two lions.
The church has a basilical plan with three naves with a crossing.
The apse has three semicircular parts with a crossing.
There was the museum with the splendid works of Romanesque art in this sanctuary, but unfortunately I was not able to look at them under renovation.
After the cathedral, I headed to the restaurant which I reserved.
I had a late lunch here and then went to San Juan de la Peña.
The town of Jaca was small, quiet and clean, and residentsare naive kind. I really love the town of Jaca.