Zaragoza Travel Guide

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Zaragoza Things to Do

  • walking tours

    According to the Saragossa tourism site (http://www.zaragoza.es/ciudad/turismo/en/visitas/visitaryan.htm), there are walking tours every Saturday afternoon in different languages for only € 5,- per person (plus entrance ticket to the cathedral) - free for senior citizens, children and unemployed. They need to be booked at least one day in advance,...

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  • a few of my favourites

    When in Zaragoza, some of my "must do" would be (in no particular order):- Palacio de la Aljaferia- La Seo- La Lonja (between La Seo and El Pilar, but most visitors do miss this beautiful example of civil Gothic architecture)- Palacio de Sástago (usually it has good exhibitions for free, apart of a good opportunity to see how a traditional Aragonse...

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  • Basílica del Pilar

    This church was built in baroque style between 17th and 18th centuries. The Santa Capilla hosts the image of Virgen del Pilar, Saint Patron of Spain.

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  • Mudejar style: San Pablo church

    Zaragoza, like Aragón, is full of samples of mudéjar architecture. This church, built in the 14th century, is a good example.

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  • Aljafería Palace

    This palace was built in the 11th century, during the Moorish domination. When Zaragoza was reconquered, the palace became the residence of the christian kings of Aragón. Later, it would be also the palace of the Catholic Kings, Isabel de Castilla and Fernando de Aragón.The Aljafería is a good example of Mudejar architecture.

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  • Expo 2008

    If you are near Zaragoza, reserve at least one day to visit Expo Zaragoza 2008. The theme of the exposition is Water and Sustainable Development. At the end of the pedestrian bridge, the text in the wood pieces informs of the quantity of water required for the production of a series of goods. All of us are responsible for the use of water and...

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Zaragoza Hotels

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  • Hotel Sauce

    The hotel: don’t let discourage you by a quite anonymous entrance hall, this hotel is a very nice...

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  • Palafox Hotel

    The hotel is right in the center, the shops food and beer are all within walking distance. Park your...

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  • MELIA ZARAGOZA

    A 5* star hotel about 10 minutes walking from plaza del Pilar. Decorated as old style with antique...

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Zaragoza Restaurants

  • Bocadillos de Calamares

    A local dish and better yet, a local place to get it is the Bocadillos de Calamares at the "El Calamar Bravo", or the other two restaurants that are immediately next door.El Calamar Bravo is only a walk-in and dine out place, while "La Mejillonera" right next door has some tables for sitting. The dish in question, is a fried calamari sandwich. You...

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  • One of the best "tapas" sites in...

    This simply & charming bar offers one of the best well known "spanish tapas".Between midday and 2.00 p.m you'll be delightful with a extense variety of all sort of tapas. You won't be able to stop eating until every one has been tasted.You must put the toothstick where the "tapa" is hooked in a little plate for the final recount of them and so get...

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  • Also exist a restaurant very...

    Also exist a restaurant very special. It locates at 25 km of Zaragoza between 'La Almunia de doña Godina and Cariñena' is name is 'el mesón de los veinte platos, Almonacid de la Sierra'. Over there they prepare a menu with more than 25 plates, very special, for big stomach (it´s very cheap)See my page about Almonacid de la Sierra

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Zaragoza Nightlife

  • Tired of listening latin music?

    If you have more than thirty years, you should try this place. Near the latest hotspots of the city nightlife, opens until 4.30, and its ideal for taking the first two bowls of the night.Lots of gin brands, like Hendrick's, Citadelle (my favorite), Bulldog, London n1, Brecon, etcAlways playing not spanish music. Indie, house, and pop styles, nicely...

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  • Partying, discos and bars

    Zaragoza is a city of 800,000 people. Obviously with that and a large university in the city, there will be countless neighborhoods and places to entertain you through the nights.The city is large enough that there is something everyday of the week. That "something" is not always at the same place, but if you look, you can find entertainment 7 days...

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  • Great Music

    La Esfera is a small cafe with a relaxed atmosphere, great for a taste of a quality cup of coffee in the evening or a nice mojito in the night time. They offer a great variety of cocktails and the music taste of the owner varies from jazz to country depending on the mood.

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  • Rockabilly? Kezka!

    KEZKA!20 Mariano BarbasanI'm a greaser honky tonk type that was working in Zaragoza for 4 months. I found out about kezka the first week and ended up going there every weekend. I have really made freinds for Life. Cuffed Jeans and Greasy hair. Most people speak a bit of English but all the music 100% traditional rockabilly. If you have a fav,...

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  • Streets crowded of people

    It's incredible the quantity of people that go to the "Pilar" (12nd October). In the bar's zone streets are crowded of people talking, drinking, laughing, ect. No matter the temperature people is happy.

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  • This is a very strange site....

    This is a very strange site. It´s an artist studio reconvert into a pub. The painter-sculptor named 'abraxas' welcome you and also play the guitar in a live concert. If you want you can play too. I love this site.

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Zaragoza Transportation

  • Bus from train/bus staition

    Bus nr. 34 goes from ZaragoZa Delicias train/bus station to cental market (near Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar) and on to Paseo Maria Agustin/Av, Cesar Augusto (for Aiport bus).Bus nr. 51 goes from ZaragoZa Delicias train/bus station to Palacio de la Aljaferia and on to Paseo Maria Agustin/Av, Cesar Augusto.

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  • Parking during the festival

    I went to Zaragoza a couple of random weekends, including the Fiesta del Pilar.I came from Tarragona by car. Finding parking on the other visits was no problem. However, even during the Festival weekend, parking was not impossible. Just allow yourself a bit extra time to drive around to find a proper place and a few extra minutes to walk to the...

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  • How to get there

    You can reach Zaragoza by plane, train or car. Ryanair put Zaragoza 'in the map' for some inernational visitors, and definitley my friends and relatives living there are very happy the possibilities they have now to easily visit some European destinations.However, most visitors may arrive to Spain at Madrid, or maybe Barcelona, so, if you are...

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Zaragoza Local Customs

  • Obtaining “Credentials” for The Camí de...

    Although we had brought along “Credentials” kindly supplied to us by Santiago-Net and luckily for us we wanted to obtain the official stamp (Cello) at the start of our Camino in Montserrat – So we went to the Cathedral there and made enquiries as to exactly where we had to go to get this. We were directed to the Pastoral Office, this is just inside...

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  • Fiesta el Pilar (October 12)

    October 12... the focal point of two holidays.October 12 is a national holiday in Spain, honoring Colon (aka Columbus).But also, that date is the major fiesta honoring the Virgin Pilar, the patron saint of Zaragoza.Add the two together and you have all the right ingredients for a party. One solid week of historical rememberences, homage to the...

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  • EL "TAPEO"

    Wine and foot. When you visit this city you MUST go one nigth across the narrow and old streets to eat what they name " TAPAS".

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Zaragoza Tourist Traps

  • by Quiquejavi Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Dont take a taxi if you are shigt seeing in Zaragoza. The city is affordable by foot and it doesn't matter. Every place you have to visit is no more than 15 minutes walking, and you have an excellent (and cheap) transport system by bus.

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Zaragoza What to Pack

  • Kit List for Camino

    RucksackRucksack Pro-Tector. Sleeping BagThurlo x 2Inner sock x 2Evening sock x 2Gloves ?Head-band ?Sun-hatLong Sleeved T-shirt x 1Short "" "" "" "" "" x 2Trekking Boxers x 2Big TowelWash Gear + PillsSun BlockSandalsShorts x 1Fleece jumperFirst Aid pack + extra medicationCamera x 1 + Charger & Batteries Water BottlePocket knifeHead-TorchTrekking...

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  • Keep your Rucksack Safe -- Keep your kit...

    If you are travelling Anywhere and using a Rucksack / Backpack as your luggage then I would Strongly recommend that you use some form of Pro-tector !!I have had Big Problems having my Rucksack damaged or even destroyed by airlines, particularly on Airport Carousels,What can happen is that one of the straps can drop in-between the lats on the moving...

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Zaragoza Off The Beaten Path

  • Train to Canfranc Estacion in the...

    Hi, just seen your post - I did this trip a couple of years ago, and recommend it. There are 2 trains a day from Zaragoza to Canfranc, at 06.59 and 15.35, both taking 4 hours. Buy your ticket from a machine at Zaragoza Delicias station - no need to book, the train is usually very uncrowded. I stay at the Puerto Husa hotel in the station itself for...

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  • fountain

    The tiny fountain on Plaza de Nuestra Senora del Pilar counterbalances the grandiose size of the square and basils.

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  • Visit some of the local parks

    At the Weekends everyone enjoys the freedom of the outside, especially the Spainish who love to go to the parks and enjoy the good weather and to walk along the many streets with lots af bars and reaturants.

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Zaragoza Sports & Outdoors

  • Pabellón Príncipe Felipe

    The main purpose for my trip to Zaragoza was to follow Denmark in the World Cup in men's handball, and in the Pabellón Príncipe Felipe sports arena I watched the 1/8-finals between Denmark and Tunisia – and the match between Brazil and Russia. Pabellón Príncipe Felipe was built in 1990, and has a capacity of 10,744 spectators. It is primarily used...

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  • Day 13 - Burgo de Ebro to Zaragoza

    Alas, this was our last day of this Camino (But we have already decided that we are going to head back to Zaragoza and continue from Zaragoza on the “Ruta del Ebro” to Logrono as soon as we can ;-)The last day was meant to be 13k, again this according to Mundicamino but we both thought it was a little longer at maybe 15k.A Very Nice days walking...

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  • Day 12 –Pina de Ebro to Burgo de Ebro

    This was our penultimate day and according to Mundicamino this should have been a 19k day and I would say that was about right.The route took us along quiet roads and paths with a nice stop after 7k at Fuentes de Ebro for an early lunch before walking the remaining 12k to Burgo de Ebro.Unfortunately we somehow lost the route leaving Fuentes de Ebro...

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Zaragoza Favorites

  • When to go?

    .What is the best time to visit Zaragoza? I'd would say Spring and Autumn. The climate is extreme there, purely continental. During summer 40 Celsius or more is the norm, in Winter you get frozen, and it's ALWAYS windy (good point, probably the less polluted city of Spain!). There are very interesting Easter traditions, even not so well knows as...

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  • Spanish sea gains

    Spain has been repeatedly won. Then Spain has won the half-world. This globe symbolizes the Spanish sea gains.

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  • If you are a Catholic, the...

    If you are a Catholic, the place that Zaragoza is absolutely well-known for is the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pilar. She is the Patroness of Spain. This basilica is absolutely impressive. Its huge and inside it houses this really dainty little statue of the Virgin Mary. I was in Zaragoza in October for the feast of Our Lady of Pilar. I have never...

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