Spain Getaways: Ainsa, A Beautiful Medieval Village In Huesca

Ainsa is a charming medieval town in Huesca and one of the most popular tourist destinations as a starting point to visit the Ordesa National Park. Ainsa’s historic quarter was declared Historic-Artistic site in 1965 and is formed by a group of houses that are packed together in the most picturesque way.

What To See In Ainsa

The walls that surrounded Ainsa centuries ago remain almost intact today and the town is full of monuments that bring us back to the Middle Ages.

The main square dates from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and has maintained several of its original buildings. The atriums, with semi-circular arches, that line the square are a characteristic feature of the village.

The historical quarter stands out for the beauty and history of its buildings and monuments. Formed by only two parallel streets, the old town completely preserves the aspect of the popular architecture of the area.

The Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts gives you an insight into what local life was like years ago and it also helps keep alive the memory of traditional trades such as pottery or basket weaving.

Ainsa also holds one of the most important summer festivals in the region of Aragon. Participants include Spanish and international groups, and there are also exhibitions, street entertainment, workshops and gastronomic tasting events. The festival takes place in the month of July.

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