Tourist Route around the ’10K Zaragoza’ race

Posted June 15, 2016 by zaragozaturismo in Routes

On June 12th takes place the XI edition of the race ’10K Zaragoza’. On this edition, the route changes and approaches the old town and the other side of the Ebro river. We show you the different areas of interest and monuments where the race will go along its ten kilometers.

Km 1. Departure from the Pavilion Príncipe Felipe. Home of the ACB team Basket CAI Zaragoza. Throughout the year are also held concerts and sporting events.

Km 2. It runs along Paseo de La Mina, close to the square of Los Sitios and next to the Museum of Zaragoza, a space that houses archaeological remains of Roman and earlier times, as well as sculpture and painting, highlighting various paintings of Francisco de Goya. Along this street is the Huerva river, which goes to its mouth in the Ebro.

Km 3. On Asalto Street is part of the medieval wall, where the consequences of shooting during Los Sitios (the sieges) at the beginning of XIX century are still visible in numerous bricks. Next to the wall is Centro de Historias and San Agustín Square where the Origami museum is located. Here you can also see the Monastery of the Holy Sepulchre and its Moorish courtyard, that can be visited on Mondays; and part of the Roman wall.

Km 4. Arrival at the roundabout Puerta del Sol so named for being the location of one of the ancient gates of the city known as “La Portaza” nowadays there is a mural in its memory. The Ebro is crossed by the bridge of Pilar, popularly known as the “iron bridge” built in the late XIX century. Already in Avenida Cataluña, it surrounds the Solans House, a modernist building that belonged to businessman Juan Solans.

Km 5. Still in Avenida Cataluña, the route passes near the old railway station os the North, current civic center. On the bank of the Ebro, near the Stone bridge, there are remains of the old convent of San Lázaro. The Ebro is crossed again, this time by the Stone bridge, flanked by the majestic lions of sculptor Francisco Rallo, placed in 1991 after the renovation of the bridge and in commemoration of the originals that disappeared in 1917.

Km 6. Following up the River Ebro to reach the ruins of the Roman wall and Zuda tower, current tourist office, has a viewpoint with great views. The run goes through the Central Market, which architecture resembles an old Parisian train station, and crosses the street Torrenueva and Plaza de San Felipe where a sculptural recreation and a mural remember the location of the old Moorish tower there it stood. Some of its remains can be seen at the Museum of Casa Montal.

Km 7. From the street Alfonso I can be seen the majestic Basilica del Pilar, the most famous symbol of the city. Upon reaching the street Don Jaime I the other cathedral of Zaragoza is contemplated: ‘La Seo’. With our walking tours you will know the history of this monuments.

Km 8. The Coso street follows the route of the old Roman wall and very close is the Caesaraugusta Theatre Museum with its ruins. From here you get to the square of San Miguel, where a mural remembers the location of the ancient door of Duque de la Victoria located next to San Miguel de los Navarros church with its Moorish tower.

Km 9. In Paseo de la Constitution, under the central boulevard, the Huerva river flows silent. There are various monuments in the boulevard, as the YAK-42 memorial.

Km 10. The last part of the race runs along the avenue Cesáreo Alierta where is the square of the Selección Española de Fútbol in honor of the team that won the World Cup 2010. Very close to the finish line is located is the palace of Larrinaga worth seeing and knowing its history.

If you are one of the runners, remember that by presenting your bib in the tourist offices you’ll get 2×1 in tourist bus and guided tours. Run for them!


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