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Let's explore...(Series) Magical Huesca, North East of Spain

Let's explore...(Series) Magical Huesca, North East of Spain

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It’s Friyay. Time to use some of your downtime to plan a future getaway. 😎

How about Huesca in Spain? It is one of those ideal places to explore if you want to be surrounded by pristine nature.

Where exactly is it?

The Province of Huesca (pronounced ‘Weska’) is in the North Eastern part of Spain - close to the Pyrenees mountain range (which marks the boundaries between Spain and France when not interrupted by Andorra). Together with the provinces of Zaragoza and Teruel, Huesca forms the region of Aragon. In terms of driving, it is c.250 km from San Sebastian, c. 270km from Barcelona and c.380km from Madrid.

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What’s its history?

Huesca was ruled by the Romans, Visigoths and Arabs. It subsequently formed part of the “Kingdom of Aragon” and then the “Crown of Aragon” when the Aragon princess married the Count of Barcelona. The Crown became a superpower in the 15th century when its future King* married the future Queen of Castille*. The Crown, at its peak, controlled not only parts of Spain and France but also Italy and Greece. Were Ferdinand II and Isabella I in love?* I don’t know 🤷‍♀️. They are however regarded as founders of today’s Spain. This article provides some interesting info regarding this power couple and their deeds.

Places to visit and things to do?

Note: Not technically, in Huesca but nearby and worth checking out: The region “Las Cinco Villasfor medieval castles and churches, cobbled streets and stunning views.

Are you familiar with Huesca or the area near the Pyrenees -be it in Spain or France? Any places that you would recommend? I would to hear from you.

*”Why are you even doubting this? Of course they were!”
— Emilio to me regarding Ferdinand II and Isabel I
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