What can I visit in Zaragoza? Discover a lot more than the Basilica of the Pilar

Posted May 10, 2014 by zaragozaturismo in Zaragoza today
What to see in Zaragoza

When someone thinks of Zaragoza, the first thing that comes to his mind is the Basilica of the Pilar and Ebro river at its side. But Zaragoza is a city that has much more to offer. We show you the main sights that you can not miss on your visit to Zaragoza.

El Pilar. Definitely the must-see if you come to Zaragoza. The imposing Basilic has a valuable collection of art from different eras. It is also one of the main places of pilgrimage for Catholics.

La Seo. The Cathedral of San Salvador was closed for restoration for nearly a quarter century. Those who visit it get impressed for its beauty. It has a mix of styles from Romanesque to Neoclassical. It also houses a museum of tapestries of the XV-XVII centuries.

Aljafería Palace. One of the examples of the XI century Moorish architecture. It was also the palace of the Catholic Monarchs in the XV century. Also, here you can find the Tower of the Troubadour where it’s placed the action of Verdi ‘s famous opera.

The Roman past: Caesaraugusta. The remains of the Roman wall and the 4 museums (forum, river port, thermal baths and theatre), are a good example for what life was like in the Roman city which enjoys the privilege of being the only one with the full name of the Emperor who founded it: César Augusto. In 2014 it is also celebrated the two thousandth anniversary of the death of the founder and during the year will be held exhibitions, conferences and special events in Zaragoza.

The footprint of Goya. Be sure to visit the frescos and portraits of this universal Aragonese painter located in different areas of the city: Basilica of the Pilar, Ibercaja Camon Aznar Museum, Museum of Zaragoza and the Aula Dei Cartuja .

Pablo Gargallo Museum. Dedicated to the figure of the Aragonese sculptor who is considered one of the leading artists of the XX century. Gargallo incorporated the Cubist art to his works combining volumes and empty spaces in his sculptures.

Patio of the Infanta. Example of Aragonese Renaissance courtyards that belonged to the Zaporta’s disappeared palace. Currently it is situated on the headquarters of Ibercaja.

Mudéjar art: Heritage of Humanity. Zaragoza has great examples of Mudejar art in its streets. Do not miss: La Seo, Aljafería, Fortea tower, La Zuda, Convent of the Holy Sepulchre, Dean’s Arc, and the churches of: Magdalena, San Pablo, San Miguel and San Gil.

La Lonja. An ancient merchant market example of the Aragonese Renaissance civil architecture. Today it is used as an exhibition center. Inside there is a large lounge with banded columns and ribbed vaults .

Expo Zaragoza. The 2008 International Exhibition marked the final launch of Zaragoza as a modern, forward-looking city. The buildings that were created for the event have been restructured to become part of the day life in the city. The main buildings and areas that have changed the traditional aesthetics of Zaragoza are: Water Tower, Bridge Pavilion, River Aquarium, Third Millennium Bridge, Water Park Luis Buñuel, Aragon Pavilion, Spain Pavilion and the Congresses Palace.

This is just one example of the many options that Zaragoza has for you. Will you have enough time to see everything? 😉

Download here the monumental map with information of the main sights of the city.


Be the first to comment!

Leave a Response


Uso de cookies

Este sitio web utiliza cookies para que usted tenga la mejor experiencia de usuario. Si continúa navegando está dando su consentimiento para la aceptación de las mencionadas cookies y la aceptación de nuestra política de cookies, pinche el enlace para mayor información.plugin cookies

Aviso de cookies