Museo de Huesca

Museum in Huesca

The city museum with its pretty courtyard contains a well-displayed collection covering the archaeology of Huesca province, and progressing on to early modern art, including eight works by Goya. The museum also incorporates a 12th-century Aragonese royal palace, one chamber of which (now with suitably spooky sound-effects) is believed to have been the scene of a gruesome episode known as La Campana de Huesca (Bell of Huesca), in which King Ramiro II had 13 uncooperative nobles decapitated.

A 19th-century canvas by José Casado del Alisal in the museum's art section dramatically depicts the Campana story.