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ZARAGOZA

INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY

Zaragoza, the city of Pilar, capital of the Autonomous Community of Aragon and the fifth most populated and important in Spain.

Located on the banks of the Rivers Ebro, Huerva and Gállego and the Imperial Canal of Aragon, in the center of a wide valley. It stands out for its historical heritage, making it a city with a lot of tourist influx

What to visit in Zaragoza

NUESTRA SEÑORA DEL PILAR CATHEDRAL

It is one of the Cathedrals located in the Plaza de Nuestra Señora del Pilar. It is an important Baroque temple of Spain, which is the first Marian temple of Christianity, since it preserves and venerates the pillar — in fact, a column of jasper — that, according to tradition, was laid by the Virgin Mary.

The documented history of the temple dates back to the ninth century, when the existence of a Mozarabic church in Saraqusta dedicated to St. Mary, is attested to the existence of a Mozarabic church dedicated to St. Mary, in the same place where the Baroque basilica is today located. Around this temple was articulated one of the communities of Christians of the city.

El Pilar holds the rank of cathedral since the Union Bula of 1676, since then sharing the headquarters of the Archbishop of Zaragoza with the neighboring Cathedral of The Savior, called “La Seo”. In 1948, Pope Pius XII granted him the title of Minor Basilica.

SALVADOR CATHEDRAL

Commonly known as “La Seo”. It is built on the ancient Roman forum of Caesaraugusta and the main mosque of Saraqusta, whose minaret endures the imprint on the current tower.

The building was started in the 12th century in Romanesque style and undergoing renovations and extensions until 1704, the year in which the Baroque spire was placed topping the tower. In 1788, the 4 statues representing cardinal virtues were placed.

An authentic gem that houses the second largest tapestry museum in the world after the Vatican.

INDEPENDENCE WALK

It is one of the main communication routes of the city. It starts in Plaza España, ends in the Plaza del Paraíso and crosses the Plaza de Aragón.

The name refers to the Revolutionary War. The city suffered the French invasion and was completely destroyed, involving the entire civilian population to defend the city

PLACE SQUARE

Located in the center of Zaragoza, near the Paseo de la Independencia and in the vicinity of the Huerva River. It is composed of landscaped areas and groves, and is used in the celebration of fairs such as the Christmas rake or the exhibition of handicrafts in the festivities of pilar.
The construction of the main buildings took place on the occasion of the celebration of the French Hispanic Exhibition in 1908.
In the center of the square stands the monument to the Sites of Zaragoza (1908), by Agustín Querol. This represents different characters and events of the Sites of Zaragoza, the monument is crowned by the figure of a woman who rests on the coat of arms of the city.
It is considered one of the most beautiful monuments in the city.

ALFONSO I

It is one of the main streets of the Historic Center of the city, which connects El Coso with the Plaza del Pilar, offering a spectacular view of the Basilica del Pilar and its central dome.

It was built in 1865, where the bourgeoisie of the city located its homes.

EL COSO

It’s one of the streets with the longest history, two thousand to be more accurate. Its layout corresponds to the “Cursus” that surrounded the wall in Roman times.

It flows several streets of great importance within the capital of the morning.

ZARAGOZA PROVINCIAL MUSEUM

It is a Spanish national museum, located in the Plaza de los Sitios. It houses countless architectural works, Fine Arts, ethnology and ceramics, from the Paleolithic to the present day.

Built by architects Ricardo Magdalena and Julio Bravo for the 1908 Spanish-French Exhibition.

CAESARAUGUSTA PUBLIC TERMAS

Built in caesarean Augusta’s Colony, during the Roman Empire, in the 1st century A.D. Remains of the public latrines and outdoor pools, built later, have been preserved.

It was lined with marble plates on the floor and walls, and decorated with floral motifs. In the style of the final era “Julioclaudia”.

THE TUBE

The Barrio El Tubo is a composition of narrow streets in Zaragoza, called as the main area for tapas.

It is easily accessed from the Plaza de España, and is formed by streets known as they can be: El Coso, Alfonso I, Méndez Núñez, etc.

Highlights include the singing café “El Plata” or the ancient restaurant “Casa Lac”, which dates back to 1825, making it one of the oldest restaurants in Spain and Europe.