Huesca Tourist Attractions
Huesca, chief town of its province, lies on the slopes of a hill above the Río Isuela. A typical Pyrenean town, it is an important market center for the agricultural produce of the surrounding area.
The Iberian settlement of Osca became the Roman Urbs Victrix Osca, headquarters in the first century B.C. of the rebel Quintus Sertorius, a supporter of Marius, who was able to maintain his independence of Rome for almost ten years. After the expulsion of the Moors by Pedro I Huesca was capital of Aragon from 1096 to 1118. In the Napoleonic period the town was occupied by French troops, and during the Spanish Civil War there were two years of bitter fighting for control of the town.