Our Customers Love Us!

Holiday Homes Insurance

Get a Quote

Get Quote

Home / Property Insurance / Holiday Homes Insurance / Spain Guide Huesca

Spain Guide Huesca

Spain Guide Huesca – Huesca is the name of a district located in the Spanish province of Aragon. It is also the name of the capital town. Located at the foot of the Pyrenees it is known as a centre for agriculture. Huesca is bounded by the mountain ranges, Gratel, Gabardiella and Guara in the North and in the South by Tardienta and Granen. It also shares a border with France via the Somport, Portalet & Bielsa passes. This quiet district of Spain is easy to reach by both road and air transport. There is a modern dual carriageway that links Huesca with Zaragoza. You can catch a bus to Zaragoza, Barcelona, Pampalona and many other cities. Trains run regularly between the area and Zaragoza, Barcelona, Mardrid, Valencia and neighbouring Teruel. The closes airport is located in Zaragosa about an hour away.

Founded in the 1st century BC, Huesca was once a roman city and become known for it’s highly developed education system and senate. Silver coins were minted here and the city was fully romanized. It become a Moorish stronghold in the 8th century and was the location of the Kings of Aragon until control passed to Zaragoza in 1118. The city itself can be found at the edge of the gently sloping plains which lead to the River Ebro, near the foothills of the Pyrenees. The area where these meet is called’la Hoya” (meaning’the river basin”)

Holiday Home ownership is practically non existing in this area with most people preferring to settle in the coastal areas. However, there is plenty of cheap properties that can be purchased for relatively low sums of money and there are many excellent opportunities to buy run down buildings for renovation purposes.

Very few people decided to settle in this area, it is quite isolated, very picturesque thus it would an ideal destination for persons wanting peace and quiet. There is little of a tourist industry as such, although the capital city does have much to recommend it, it has good transport links and an airport about 40 minutes drive away

Originally known as Osca, a visit to the cities museums will testify to the areas long history. You will find the town itself to be very welcoming and it offers quite a vibrant quality of life. If you do visit this area, even if you are just passing through try to stop for an hour or two and the following are well worth a visit; the town’s gothic cathedral, founded in the 13th century and dedicated to San Pedro, the royal palace of the Aragonese monarchs and the town hall which has on display some depictions of it’s gory past.

Today in excess of 50000 people live in Huesca and you will find them most welcoming. This is a small city but it has modern facilities and a high quality local tourist information service. It’s main annual feast falls on August 10th and is dedicated to San Lorenzo. The festivities start on the 9th and continue right through until the 15th.C

If you decide to buy a property in Spain and require holiday home insurance, including insurance for holiday letting, contact Assetsure for a quote.

Latest News & Advice

Spanish Rental Property

Spanish Rental Property

For many people, buying a Spanish Rental Property is the first step to moving on a permanent basis, often people will spend part of the year at their Holiday Home and for the rest of the time it is empty. Renting out your own home can help pay the bills especially if you have a mortgage on the property to contend with. Spain is a very popular tourist destination and with the right amount of advertising, you may find renting your property to be quite easy....

Spanish Property Contracts

Spanish Property Contracts

With all the talk about house prices in Spain we thought it would be a good idea to run over a few tips for purchasing a home and some things to look out for. The housing market in Spain is a bit up and down at the moment so take your time before you rush in to any purchases. The golden rule of purchasing from a selection of apartment rentals in spain is never sign any legal document until you have had it checked over by your solicitor....

Spanish CGT Rebate

Spanish CGT Rebate

During the last 20 years the price of holiday homes in Spain have enjoyed an unprecedented boom, with values reaching a peak in 2007. Many UK residents though decided to dispose of their property and were subject to capital gains tax, levied by the Spanish government. If you were previously the owner of a holiday home property in Spain and disposed of the property between 1997 and the end of 2006, you would have paid 35% capital gains tax on the sale whereas Spanish residents only paid 15% tax. Many thought this was unfair and The European Court of Justice have now confirmed legal arguments put forward by a Spanish lawyer, representing a larger number of sellers that this difference in the amount of tax charged, contravenes European Community Treaty discrimination rules and should not have been charged at this level....