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    Fiestas del Pilar

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Sep 22, 2015

    Fiestas del Pilar are an annual festival celebrated in the city of Zaragoza (Spain) in honour of the patron saint of the city, the Virgen del Pilar (Virgin Mary of the Pillar). They take place the week of 12 October. Usually, the festival starts the weekend before the 12th, and lasts until the following Sunday, so they last about ten days.

    In this festival, there are a wide variety of events organized by the City Hall. Moreover, other private companies and organizations also prepare their own shows, contests and other activities.

    Address: Plaza del Pilar

    Directions: downtown Zaragoza

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    Discover the figures on the square

    by shavy Updated Jul 7, 2015

    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, 1746

    This images are work of the Catalan sculptor Frederic Mares, originally conceived as picturesque statue with two women dressed as pestles in eighteenth century, Goya immortalized in the tapestry cartoons.

    This monument is designed as a picturesque statue, inspired by Goya issues. Zaragozano Bank donated the monument to the city on the fiftieth anniversary of its founding, January 8, 1910, and was inaugurated in October 1960

    Address: Plaza del Pilar

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    Footbridge over the Ebro river

    by shavy Updated Jul 7, 2015

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    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 Cathedral

    The Footbridge has several advantages that make it ideal for Zaragoza and revitalize all this area that links to Plaza del Pilar. Its semicircular hall in small receiver having on its surface. Serve for a perfect walking tour if one able to make sense to cross the Ebro in this central point of the most visited Zaragoza

    Its great view of the monumental Zaragoza, the balcony of St. Lazarus and possible future of the north station and the old town. The footbridge is originally from the fifteenth century, and arguably the most beautiful spot which are numerous sites for a typical photo with Pilar in the background.

    Address: Zaragoza

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    Very large and impressive Cathedral

    by shavy Written Jul 7, 2015

    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 free

    To have a photo of the Cathedral, walk along the Ebro river and go to the pedestrian bridge, and from there you'll have a complete picture. The Cathedral tower can visited, with a €3 entrance you have a good view uphere

    The church in early Baroque style built after the design was radically changed. The church was eleven with four colorful tile-clad domes. Like most cathedrals, this basilica is a mix of architectural influences, including Moorish influenced roof tiles

    Basilica free, tower €3 opening Basilica Mon.–Sat. 6:45 am–8:30 pm, Sun. 6:45 am–9:30 pm; tower daily 10–1:30 and 4–5:30

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    Address: Plaza del Pilar

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    Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar

    by shavy Updated Jul 6, 2015

    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 is a sign "no photo" inside was allowed. But we saw many people walking around took photos. The cathedral is for many Spaniards a popular pilgrimage site

    The huge brick monumental cathedral Nuestra Senora del Pilar is really imposing and impressive. Built in the 17th century and one of the first Mary Churches of Christianity. The many towers are far from admiring all. Four-high towers and a central dome, all very striking tiled,

    According to the legend, Mary appeared here to the Apostle James atop a marble pillar. For this pillar was built a chapel, which was expanded steadily over the years and now the present imposing Baroque Basilica with many domes with colored tiles. The magnificent ceiling paintings by (among others) the Spanish painter Francisco Goya and his brother Francisco Bayeu.

    To have a good view of the Basilica, walk along the water towards the second bridge, walk half way to the bridge. From here, you will have a very beautiful photo of the cathedral

    Address: Plaza del Pilar

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    Palace La Lonja

    by shavy Written Jul 6, 2015

    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 Council. Open for everyone who's interested in exhibit. There is a small entrance fee. Open everyday except on Monday

    The building material is brick, which is common in the Aragonese architecture with rectangular is structured in three heights facades. Lonja Palace contrasts with manicured Renaissance forms of all the details including windows

    Address: Plaza del Pilar

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    Zaragoza Central Market

    by shavy Written Jul 6, 2015

    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 Pilar

    The Central Market was designed in 1895 by the Aragonese architect Felix Navarro Perez. As we can see on the top of the building this was completed in 1903. It is a national historic monument since 1978 and one of cultural interest since 1982

    The materials used combine stone and architecture of iron and glass. The covers have neoclassical elements arched galleries, sculptural decoration. The capitals of the columns of iron have original shapes, like little baskets, acanthus leaves, palms and fruit neoclassical cluster.

    Address: Mercado Central, Plaza Lanuza

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    The stone bridge over the Ebro river

    by shavy Written Jul 6, 2015

    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 river

    What we see today is a Gothic bridge that built from the year 1401. One of the oldest bridge built on the Ebro. Part of this bridge wiped out during the floods, they rebuilt the bridge and exactly the same as the old one, is even better than before because now you can stroll beneath one of the arches, and also they built a staircase that reaches right to the river, while before you could not have this perspective .

    Address: Zaragoza

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    Torreon de La Zuda

    by shavy Updated Jul 5, 2015

    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 stairs and from there you'll have a view the city. Free admission

    The tower of La Zuda is what remains of the Palace of the Zuda. The tower was built over several towers of the Roman Walls in the early 10th century by the Muslims. La Zuda was a royal residence of Aragon until the 13th Century

    Address: Glorieta de Pio XII,

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    Superb Large Plaza del Pilar

    by shavy Updated Jul 5, 2015

    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 spending some time in Pilar Square. As we noticed a terrestrial globe stood on a square with the map according to the Greek geographer Ptolemy, showing only the old world. The globe made from concrete and stood right in the middle of the plaza, visible if you stands from one end. A piece which could be more satisfying for an anxious visitor

    Address: Plaza del Pilar

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    Fuente de la Hispanidad

    by shavy Written Jul 5, 2015

    Located at the far end of the plaza. The main square of Plaza del Pilar is very beautiful spot to wander around. A very photogenic square where surrounded by beautiful buildings and this fountain is also one of best attraction.

    The fountain is attract by tourist for picture taking. Kids are crazy on this spot. When we arrive there were not much people yet, the weather didn't get along, rain a little bit. But when we return later in the afternoon the sun shines and more people around and I noticed more kids playing the water

    Hispanidad Fountain was erected between 1990 and 1991 by the architect Ricardo Uson Garcia and has the silhouette of South America. The fountain with cascading water flowing into a catch basin on one side of a walkway and a shallow pool on the other. Behind the viewable tower of San Juan de los Panetes church which was a nice combination for photograph

    Address: Plaza del Pilar

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    La Seo Catedral

    by shavy Written Jul 5, 2015

    On the eastern part of the Plaza del Pilar, the monumental La Seo Cathedral. A characteristic feature which we always find in Zaragoza is the hodgepodge of architectural styles.

    Also this cathedral can not be miss if you continue walk to the end of the square. Gothic and Romanesque windows, Andalucian mudejar decorations in both the brick and in ceramics.

    The Cathedral has many Renaissance and Baroque brands. Wonderful to see, very special are the Flemish tapestries that are inside to admire.

    Remarkably, where now stands the La Seo Cathedral, a mosque once stood. The cathedral was built after the Moorish domination, between 1189 and 1530

    Address: Plaza del Pilar

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    Iglesia de San Juan de los Panetes

    by shavy Updated Jul 5, 2015

    Walk to the left if you are facing the cathedral direction visitor center just behind the big fountain where this church is located. It is visible if standing on the square, this among to one of historic buildings in plaza Pilar

    It is also one of the most photographed to form a whole with the Roman walls and the bottom of the square of the Cathedrals sets.

    The baroque church dates from 1725 the site of the former church which belonged to the order of St. John of Jerusalem. Its most interesting element is the octagonal brick tower, famous for its curious inclination and sight of types of the sixteenth century.

    Address: Calle Salduba, 3

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    The longest square in the city.....Plaza del Pilar

    by shavy Updated Jul 5, 2015

    So far this is the longest square I've ever seen in a city of Spain. The main attractions of Zaragoza are located around this beautiful main square, Plaza del Pilar.

    The longest square and the most beautiful I've ever been. We stood right in front the Cathedral. One of the busiest square in the city, very touristy and most photogenic. We start our day here and towards around.

    It is a huge rectangular square, which is the center of the old town, is the beating heart of Zaragoza. In the square where the impressive cathedral Nuestra Senora del Pilar and other historic buildings,

    You will see some original fountains, shopping streets restaurants and cafes. The entire plaza is car-free, which makes the whole place so relaxed. The friendly atmosphere makes the picture really complete.

    Address: Plaza del Pilar

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    Hop-on hop-off bus

    by shavy Written Jul 4, 2015

    Such as any other cities Zaragoza can be also explored by double decker bus. The city offers a day and evening tour which can be both good.

    Despite of walking wich is best way to discover the city, but if one can't do a lot of walking, then the hop-on-off bus is your best bet

    The double decker bus, like any other bus that stops to all important sights in city. The bus has 19-stop which is started from the city center. You can get off and hop anytime you want during the day. Ticket can be purchase inside the bus or in tourist office or order in advance online

    For €8 a day ticket, you can explore the city, a tour which take approximately 75 minutes if you stay on board without getting off. There are frequently bus, you can catch the bus on designated stop every 25 min

    Website: http://www.zaragoza.es/ciudad/turismo/en/servicios/bus-turistico/bus-turistico-diurno.htm

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