©

Jaca trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner Europe  /  Spain  /  Aragon  /  Province of Huesca  /  Jaca

Jaca

3.8
Jaca is a city of northeastern Spain in the province of Huesca, located near the Pyrenees and the border with France. Jaca is an ancient fort on the Aragón River, situated at the crossing of two great early medieval routes, one from Pau to Zaragoza. Jaca was the city out of which the County and Kingdom of Aragon developed. It was the capital of Aragon until 1097 and also the capital of Jacetania.VillagesBesides Jaca town, there are a number of outlying villages in Jaca's municipality, including the ski resort of Astún.HistoryThe origins of the city are obscure, but its name is apparently of Lacetani origin, mentioned by Strabo as one of the most celebrated of the numerous small tribes inhabiting the Ebro basin. Strabo adds that their territory lay on the site of the wars in the 1st century BC between Sertorius and Pompey. According to the atlas of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds Jaca was a town where minted coins were made from the second half of the 2nd century BC, a small number of which are now in the British Museum. The coins show an unidentified bearded head to the right with an inscription to the left and also have an image of a dolphin. The reverse side depicts a horseman carrying a spear to the right, with an inscription below in Iberian reading iaka.
Jaca is in Province of Huesca. Add Jaca and other destinations in Spain to your travel plans using our Spain online journey maker .
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Jaca

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Jaca

3.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 3​h

Side trips from Jaca

4.9
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 3​h

Hidden gems in Jaca

4.0
Duration: 8​h
4.2
Duration: 30​min
3.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Winter Sports in Jaca

2.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min