This Huesca that you see now: warm, cordial and friendly, was not always like that. The conquest of Huesca was ferocious. The Aragonese troops besieged Huesca for 31 months! But the Arab city, then called Wasqa, was surrounded by strong walls. The chronicles speak of 99 towers, six gates and more than two thousand meters of wall. It was enormous!
The wall was preserved and reinforced after the fall of Huesca, but with the passage of time, and no longer being needed for defence, it fell into ruin. Currently only one of its six gates remains: the Porteta, a tiny piece of the wall around Monte Aragón and one of its many towers, the Tower of Amparo, overlooking the Church of San Miguel, the old Middle Ages leper hospital, and the Isuela River.
Although it was built in the ninth century, it is very changed today because until the sixteenth century Huesca preserved its walls, but of course, they had to make repairs and improvements, and so it had Romanesque and Gothic elements mixed. You can still see part of the wall if you enter some of the bars and shops in the Cosos area. They were such strong walls that they built modern buildings onto them instead of knocking them down.