Jaca The Essential
Built on a terrace in the valley of the Aragón River, Jaca is overlooked by the Peña de Oroel. Its well-preserved 16C citadel serves as a reminder of its strategic position: Jaca was renowned for warding off the Moorish invasion in the 8C, then for becoming the first capital of Aragón. Today, its location at the end of the Somport Pass makes it a busy transit route and stopover for skiers in winter, hikers in summer and pilgrims on the Camino.
Built in the 11C, this was the first