Huesca Tourism

Huesca is a city located in north-eastern Spain. It is also the capital of the autonomous Spanish province of the same name. More than 53,000 people call this beautiful city their home. The city used to be called Bolskan during Pre-Roman times and was a large town of great wealth education. The Greek historian Plutarch has written about the great town. With the Arab conquest in the 8th century, the town was renamed Washqah.

Due to its history and cultural significance, the city is filled with Romanesque architecture. Churches and monasteries are plenty. They are quiet places, great for prayer or contemplation whether you are religious or not. A walk through its historical centre will transport you back in time. Its interesting topography and climate provides for adrenalime-pumping adventure sports such as mountaineering, canyoning and even skiing during the winters.

The city is also a surprisingly musical one. El 21, its gig venue is considered one of the best concert venues in the entire country and treats its citizens with cheap concerts every week.

As the famous saying goes, “Tomorrow we’ll have coffee in Huesca.” Why not go for a cup of Huesca for a taste of history and adventure yourself?

Essential travel information and Huesca tips for your visit

  • Canyoning should not be done in June as there is a danger of flash floods.
  • A degree of physical fitness is required to participate in outdoor activities like canyoning and mountaineering.
  • It would be a good idea to download the monthly booklet that the city’s website uploads called Radar. It will provide you with a list of cultural events during the current month.
  • Know the pollution level of Huesca before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Huesca for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Huesca.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
    • Safety Index 89.71 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 89.12 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 27.59 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Huesca

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.56 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75.43 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 77.27 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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