Jaca, Spain

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.

Bus stop and Citadel in Jaca, Spain

Bus stop and Citadel of Jaca, Spain

The city of Jaca has a population of 13,396 (2009). Jaca is known as the “pearl of the Pyrenees”.

The casa Borau and the entrance to Jaca Citadel.

The casa Borau and the entrance to Jaca Citadel.

Getting into the citadel.

Getting into the citadel.

 Castle of San Pedro.

Castle of San Pedro.

San Pedro-Patio Weapon, the military facilities now.

San Pedro-Patio Weapon, the military facilities now.

Façade of Castillo de San Pedro Iglesias

Façade of Castillo de San Pedro Iglesias

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.”

Sightseeing map of Jaca

Sightseeing map of Jaca

Information of Jaca

Information of Jaca

Jaca is a cosmopolitan European city, and an important stop along the “Camino de Santiago”, the Pilgrim’s Road to Santiago de Compostela.

The scenery of the Jaca Street. Walking to the Jaca cathedral.

The scenery of the Jaca Street. Walking to the Jaca cathedral.

Jaca cathedral (Cathedral of St Peter the Apostle)

Jaca cathedral (Cathedral of St Peter the Apostle)

Entrance of Jaca cathedral

Entrance of Jaca cathedral

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 main doorway at the façade.

The main doorway at the façade.

The church has a basilical plan with three naves with a crossing.

The interior of the cathedral

The interior of the cathedral

Main Alter of Cathedral de San Pedro de Jaca

Main Alter of Cathedral de San Pedro de Jaca

Cupola of San Pedro Cathedral, Jaca

Cupola of San Pedro Cathedral, Jaca

The apse has three semicircular parts with a crossing.

Interior of Cathedral de San Pedro de Jaca; Vault, Holy Cross and Altarpiece.

Interior of Cathedral de San Pedro de Jaca; Vault, Holy Cross and Altarpiece.

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.

The narrow street of Jaca

The narrow street of Jaca

Quiet Street of Jaca

Quiet Street of Jaca

The restaurant of “Casa Martin”

The restaurant of “Casa Martin”

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.

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