If you’re visiting Spain for the first time, be warned: this is a country that fast becomes an addiction. It is a magnet for travelers all over the world. The Spanish way of life is irresistible! It’s impossible not to warm to a culture where food, wine, family and friends take priority over almost everything else. Before you know it, you’ll find yourself hooked by something quite different… the wild celebration of some local fiesta, perhaps, or the otherworldly architecture of Barcelona. Even in the best-known places to visit, from Madrid to the coasts, from the high Pyrenees to the Moorish cities of the south. There are genuinely surprising attractions at every turn, whether it’s hip restaurants in the Basque country, the wild landscapes of the central plains, or cutting-edge galleries in the industrial north. Soon, you’ll notice that there is not just one Spain but many.
  • In the fertile county of La Hoya lies Huesca, which has a history going back more than two thousand years. El Coso, on the line of the old medieval walls, marks out an interesting network of streets presided over by the Cathedral.

    Almost 2,500 years ago, on the site of modern Huelva, was Bolskan, an Iberian settlement which, in the middle of the 2nd. C. BC., was known as an important mint. A century later, under Roman rule, Osca – the name with which the city was rechristened – became the destination of the exiled praetor Sertorio, who established a senate there as well as the first centre for studies in Aragon that later because the Sertorian University. This had great cultural importance in Huesca until it was closed in the middle of the 19th century.

    Cathedral: The building of this Gothic church was ordered by King Jaime I at the end of the 13thcentury on the site where it is believed the forum of the old Roman city stood. In the Plaza de la Catedral, presided over by the figure of “La Moreneta”, stands the City Hall (16th C), a strong Aragonese building with towers on either side.

    Meats and sausages are two of Huesca’s main claims to culinary excellence. Roast lamb, with the Ternasco de Aragón Denomination of Origin, in another of the most symbolic dishes of the whole region. The same applies to cod, a vital ingredient for making “ajoarriero de Huesca” (based on cod, oil and garlic) and cauliflower with cod. Another option is eggs “al salmorrejo” (eggs heated with meat and sausage). as for typical desserts, we should mention “castañas de mazapán” (marzipan chestnuts) and “colinetas” (sweet made from marzipan and crystallised fruits). Excellent wines with the Somontano Denomination of Origin are produced in the province.Huesca has a rich cultural and natural heritage tat attracts thousands of visitors every year.

  • Come to Zaragoza, one of Spain’s major cities. The capital of the Region of Aragon is located on the banks of the Ebro River, halfway between Madrid and Barcelona. There are many reasons to come to this open, friendly city. Take note:

    You will find a stunning legacy of monuments in the streets of the city, vestiges of the Roman, Moorish, Jewish and Christian communities who left their mark on the place: Roman ruins such as the Circus; Aljafería Palace; Mudejar-style churches, with the UNESCO World Heritage designation; Baroque gems like the Pilar Basilica; the work of brilliant artist Francisco de Goya… And also the Expo 2008 site. If you like art, then Zaragoza is the perfect destination for you.

    Savour typical regional dishes and, of course, take part in one of the city’s great traditions – going out for tapas: small gastronomic creations that delight all those who try them.

    Zaragoza is a city that is always ready for a fiesta. You can see this, for example, during Easter week. The processions bring over one hundred thousand visitors to the city each year. Most important, however, are the El Pilar Fiestas in October. Come and take part in events that fill the streets with happiness and bustle: vaquillas (bullfights with young bulls), concerts, sports, religious processions, regional folklore…