Jaca attractions

Top Choice Museum in Jaca

Museo Diocesano

Jaca’s excellent Museo Diocesano (set in rooms surrounding the cathedral cloister and accessed from inside the cathedral) is a kind of mini equivalent of Barcelona’s Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. Its speciality…
Cathedral in Jaca

Catedral de San Pedro

Jaca’s 11th-century cathedral is a formidable building, its imposing exterior typical of the sturdy stone architecture of northern Aragón. It was once more gracefully French Romanesque in style, but Gothic and Renai…
Museum in Jaca

Museo de Miniaturas Militares

The thought of a model soldier museum might not sound particularly enticing to anyone over the age of 10, but think again. The 3D battle scenes displayed in these interconnecting rooms inside the Ciudadela offer a p…
Fortress in Jaca


Jaca's large, star-shaped citadel, built in the 1590s to defend against a possible French invasion, is one of only two extant pentagonal fortresses in Europe. Visits are by 40-minute guided tour (in Spanish, with in…
Chapel in Jaca

Ermita de Sarsa

This tiny 12th-century Romanesque chapel was actually moved here in 1972 from an abandoned village at the foot of Peña Oroel, the mountain that looms to the south of Jaca, in order to save it from ruin.
Tower in Jaca

Torre del Reloj

Chunky gothic tower built in 1445 that once served as a prison, hence its alternative name: Torre de la Cárcel.