Zaragoza Travel Guide

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Zaragoza Things to Do

  • Discover the figures on the square

    This statues are admirable in Plaza del Pilar (main square). If you turn right you will see the figures next to the Palace Lonja. The Goya monument is kind of remembering him as one of the great painter. He was born in Fuendetodos, a town in the Spanish province of Zaragoza in the Aragon region on March 30, 1746This images are work of the Catalan...

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  • Footbridge over the Ebro river

    The first bridge we pass through is for motorist also called (stonebridge) is identically to this bridge, walking side (footpath) is available. This bridge is exclusively for walking. This is the busiest bridge in the city which goes straight to the center and plaza del pilar. The bridge is one of best to take photograph of the CathedralThe...

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  • Very large and impressive Cathedral

    This is one of my favorite in the city. The Basilica from 18th century, is the first St. Mary's Church of Christianity. The enormous Pilar Basilica is absolutely stunning, and you must see it from all angles. I prefer to admire it from outside, but the inside is also quite beautiful and entry is freeTo have a photo of the Cathedral, walk along the...

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  • Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar

    Something not to miss when in Zaragoza, while we drove towards the center we saw from afar already the Basilica, my first impression was a WOW. A very, very impressive Cathedral in the center of Zaragoza. Which is situated on the longest square in the city. Both outside and inside the cathedral is filled with beautiful sculptures. On the door there...

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  • Palace La Lonja

    Another adorable historic building located in Plaza de Pilar (main square). This building was used as Exchange Market of Zaragoza. A Renaissance style building constructed in the first half of the sixteenth century in Zaragoza (1541-1551) as a venue for economic activities. Now, this beautiful building is used for exhibition hall of the City...

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  • Zaragoza Central Market

    Too bad the market was closed on our visit. We can only admire the exterior from it. The central market in Zaragoza is very centered, easy to reach by public transport and is very near to the main square of Plaza del PilarThe Central Market was designed in 1895 by the Aragonese architect Felix Navarro Perez. As we can see on the top of the building...

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  • The stone bridge over the Ebro river

    When we approaching to the center of Zaragoza, from this bridge we already had a view to the cathedral. I believe the bridge is the only way to reach the city center. There are more bridge connected to the center which more pedestrian bridge made over the Ebro riverWhat we see today is a Gothic bridge that built from the year 1401. One of the...

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  • Torreon de La Zuda

    It is located at the western end of the Plaza del Pilar, behind the Fuente de la Hispanidad and next to the church of San Juan de los Panetes. Just across the bridge of Santiago.After the archaeological excavation and restoration finished in 2001, is now a house of a Tourist Office. There is a view point at the fifth floor, you can climb up to a...

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  • Superb Large Plaza del Pilar

    I can't stop taking photos from this place, we walk from one end to the last end. One side was the basilica and the Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza. Another was the Fuente de la Hispanidad.Is the best place to wander around, we could sit here all day and just admire people and the surrounding. So beautiful!No visit to Zaragoza will be complete without...

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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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Zaragoza Transportation

  • Tourist Bus

    The tourist bus is one of convenient transport around the city. If one don't want to walk while walking is one of best way to see the historical building. This hop-on-off bus is ideal for visitor with limited time or walking difficulties. With a full day ticket for 8€ you can hop off hop on anytime you want.The bus stopped on all sites in the city....

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  • A bicycle is also one of best around

    The city is easy to navigate on walk, despites of walking bicycles are also available. During our wander I've found out that you can rent a bike. These bright red bicycles locked near the bridge at the Ebro river I think is also one of best to explore the city, some areas in the city are pedestrian. So, walking is best or with bike. I ask the...

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  • Best to park the car underground garage

    Having car in the city is not a problem. But if your destination in only Zaragosa, then is not necessary to come by car. We have a car from the airport and the city is our first stopThe places to park on the street are marked at the beginning and end of the area by blue and yellow colors. The blue area you can park to a maximum of 2 hours for about...

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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

  • Dont take a taxi if you are...

    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

  • 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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  • Day 11 – Bujaraloz to Pina de Ebro

    According to Mundicamino this should have been a 34k day with nothing in-between Bujaraloz and Pina de Ebro. Buth we both agreed that the actual distance was much further and think that 38k is still a conservative estimate.The route is slightly mainly on dirt tracks, the first half never straying too far away from the A2, This proved to be very...

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Zaragoza Favorites

  • Spanish sea gains

    Spain has been repeatedly conquered. Then Spain has conquered the half-world. This globe symbolizes the Spanish sea gains.You can watch my 2 min 45 sec Video Zaragoza-Pineda de Mar via Catalunia part 1 out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

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  • 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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  • 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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Fuente de la Hispanidad
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La Seo Catedral
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Iglesia de San Juan de los Panetes
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The longest square in the city.....Plaza del Pilar
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Hire a car at the airport
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Hop-on hop-off bus
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Zaragoza Airport Bus
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Taxi from Zaragoza airport
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A beautiful and modern airport of Spain
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Bus from Airport
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The Column - Pilar
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Plaza de Nuestra Senora del Pilar
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Basilica inside
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Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar
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Viewing platform on the Basilica Tower
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Memorial at Plaza de Nuestra Senora del Pilar
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Zaragoza University
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Agustina de Aragón Square
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Bullfighting arena
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Day 10 – Candasnos to Bujaraloz
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Day 9 – Fraga to Candasnos
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Day 8 - Lleida to Fraga
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Day 7 - Bell-lloc d’Urgell to Lleida.
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Day 6 - Castellnou de Seana to Bell-lloc d’Urgell
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Day 5 - Tárrega to Castellnou de Seana
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Day 4 - La Panadella to Tárrega
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Day 3 - Jorba to La Panadella
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Day 2 - Sant Pau de la Guardia to Jorba
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Day1 - Montserrat to Sant Pau de la Guardia
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walking tours
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a few of my favourites
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Basílica del Pilar
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Aljafería Palace
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Expo 2008
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