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Tourist Guide to Huesca Discover the Hidden Gems - Tajmon

Tourist Guide to Huesca Discover the Hidden Gems


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Miguel Servet Park in Huesca

If you want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy nature, then Parque Miguel Servet is the perfect place for you. Parque Miguel Servet is the largest and oldest park in Huesca, covering over 7 hectares of land in the city center. It was named in honor of the famous theologian and physician Miguel Servet, who was born in nearby Villanueva de Sigena and who was burned at the stake for heresy in Geneva in 1553. This park is a place where you can admire diverse flora and fauna, as well as see many monuments and sculptures that commemorate important figures and events in the history of Huesca.




This park was designed in 1928 by Antonio Uceda, Bruno Farina, and Santos Coarasa, who created a harmonious layout of avenues, fountains, ponds, and gardens. In this park, you can find over 80 species of trees, such as plane trees, linden trees, magnolias, willows, chestnut trees, cypresses, mulberries, acacias, laurels, cedars, and ginkgo biloba. Among the shrubs and aquatic plants, you can notice hydrangeas, roses, lilies, irises, and water lilies. There are also various species of birds living here, such as pigeons, ducks, geese, swans, blackbirds, thrushes, tits, sparrows, and you can also encounter squirrels, frogs, fish, and turtles.




There are numerous monuments and sculptures here that give it character and charm. Some of them include:

    • Las Pajaritas, or Cranes, a sculpture from 1928 by Ramón Acín, which is dedicated to the art of origami and is one of the symbols of the city. This sculpture consists of two metal cranes, which hold each other by the beaks and form a triangle shape. The sculpture is located at the beginning of the avenue, which bears the name of the artist.
    • El Quiosco de la Música, or Music Kiosk, a structure from 1929 by José Luis de León, which is intended for performances by the city orchestra and other music bands. The kiosk has a round shape and is decorated with columns and balustrades. It is located opposite the main entrance to the park, on Rioja Street.
    • La Casita de Blancanieves, or Snow White’s Cottage, a replica of the cottage from the fairy tale about Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which was built in 1968. This cottage is surrounded by a garden with dwarfs, mushrooms, and animals. It is a place of play for children and sometimes theatrical performances and workshops are organized in it.




  • El Monumento a los Reyes de Aragón, or Monument to the Kings of Aragon, a sculpture from 1978 by José Gonzalvo, which depicts three kings of Aragon: Ramiro I, Alfonso I, and Ramiro II, who were associated with the history of Huesca. This sculpture is located at the entrance to the park, on Juan XXIII Avenue.
  • El Monumento a Miguel Servet, or Monument to Miguel Servet, a sculpture from 1994 by José María Mur, which depicts the figure of Miguel Servet, holding a book in his hand and looking at the sky. The sculpture is located in the center of the park, on a small hill, surrounded by trees.

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