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Saragossa

  • Basilica of Nuestra Señora del Pilar © Turespaña

    Basilica of Nuestra Señora del Pilar © Turespaña

  • Aljafería Palace © Turespaña

    Aljafería Palace © Turespaña

  
Zaragoza
Zaragoza, Aragon
Zaragoza

The capital of the Region of Aragon is one of Spain’s major cities and is located on the banks of the Ebro River, halfway between Madrid and Barcelona. There are many reasons to come and discover this open, welcoming city where the city walls, churches, basilicas, palaces, stately houses and squares of the old quarter reflect the different civilisations that settled the city. If you are an art-lover, Saragossa is your city.

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2,000 years of history

Saragossa has a stunning legacy of monuments in the streets of the city, vestiges of the Roman, Moorish, Jewish and Christian communities who left their mark there.

A trip could begin in the famous Plaza del Pilar square, alongside the Ebro River. Here you will find three of the city's emblematic buildings: the Pilar Basilica, a Baroque jewel and universal symbol of Saragossa; the Lonja Palace, the region of Aragon's most important 16th century civil building and a venue for many exhibitions throughout the year; San Salvador Cathedral (the ‘Seo’), Aragon's most valuable and significant monument, where you will find medieval artistic styles reflected, along with Renaissance and Baroque elements.

The apse, parroquieta chapel and dome have been declared World Heritage by the UNESCO alongside other monuments in the city such as the Tower and parish church of San Pablo and the Mudejar remains of the Aljafería Palace, the most important civil construction in the 11th century in western Islam with such beautiful areas as the Santa Isabel and San Martín courtyards or the polychrome coffered ceiling in the Throne Room. All belong to the Mudejar architecture of Aragon.

In the centre of the city you can also visit the Patio de la Infanta, a beautiful example of 16th-century architecture which is home to various works by the artist Francisco de Goya. If you are interested in art by this great painter, you can see more in the Ibercaja Camón Aznar Museum (MICAZ), housed in the Renaissance Palace of the Pardo, where the four large series of engravings by Goya are displayed.

Then head to the Caesaraugusta Theatre Museum to see what was the most monumental and popular building in the Roman city. There are many witnesses to Saragossa’s imperial past to be seen - the city walls, the Forum, the River Port and the Public Baths, with their respective museums.

To enjoy nature, nothing beats the Metropolitan Water Park, a large recreation area and true open-air museum – a legacy of Expo 2008, or the classic Parque Grande or Great Park, with its wide landscaped avenues and monuments such as that dedicated to Alfonso I the ‘Warrior’ or nooks such as the Botanical Gardens.

Leisure: a range of activities

Theatres, cinemas, exhibitions, concerts, festivals, fairs... In Zaragoza a spectacular year-round cultural programme awaits you. The cultural life of the city is intense. See for yourself in the city streets or at venues like the Auditorium, the Principal Theatre or the Aragon Conference Centre. You can find all the different artistic styles in this city.

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Image from the exhibition ‘Goya and the Illustrated Court’ at Caixa Forum Zaragoza © Fundación La Caixa

Sep 28, 2017 to Jan 21, 2018

Exhibition

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Exhibition: Goya and the Illustrated Court

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Dec 15, 2017 to Dec 17, 2017

Fair

Auditorio de Zaragoza - Zaragoza
International Comic Convention in Zaragoza

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Mar 25, 2018 to Apr 1, 2018

Festivity of International Tourist Interest

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Easter week in Zaragoza

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Jun 12, 2018 to Jun 18, 2018

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