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San Pedro el Viejo

San Pedro el Viejo de Huesca, a national monument since 1885, is an architectural and spiritual treasure in the heart of the old town of Huesca. Its history dates back to the 12th century, when it was founded as a Benedictine monastery, becoming the longest royal seat of the Middle Ages in Spain, housing the remains of kings such as Ramiro II and Alfonso I. This Romanesque building, with its impressive historiated capitals and rectangular cloister, is a living testimony to the rich history of Aragon and Spain. Over the centuries, it has witnessed political and architectural changes, but has endured as a symbol of the faith and cultural greatness of the region.

San Pedro el Viejo de Huesca is much more than a place of worship; it is a melting pot of history and art that invites visitors to immerse themselves in its fascinating past. From its impressive barrel vaults to its Renaissance altarpieces and Gothic artwork, every corner of this temple breathes history and devotion. Although it has suffered periods of deterioration and restoration over the centuries, its splendor and relevance as a cultural and spiritual reference point in Huesca have never waned. Today, it remains an essential destination for those wishing to explore the rich religious and cultural heritage of Aragon.


  • Address
    San Pedro sq 1, Huesca (Spain)
  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
    Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 18:00. Saturday from 10:00 to 14:30. Sunday closed.
  • What to see
    Romanesque church and cloister


Photo Credit
Carmen Alvarez

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