Summer and nature in Zaragoza

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Posted May 26, 2017 by zaragozaturismo in Leisure

Summer is coming soon! And when this happens we feel generally healthier and happier. If we’re feeling positive then we feel full of energy. Our bodies get up and get moving, and we’re more likely to exercise, even if it’s just going on a bike ride or walking through the park.

Zaragoza is the perfect city for all of this! The city is located within the confluence of 3 rivers: the Ebro river, natural vertebral of the terretory and its river effluents, the Gállego and Huerva rivers. A diverse mosaic of landscapes shaping this territory (river banks, groves, river meanders, steppes…) modelled by a large history of human activity where traditional uses have left an important cultural impression.

Vegetation, water and design create natural, peaceful and beautiful settings where you can savour the environmental diversity and get back in touch with yourself. Some examples are:

Parque Metropolitano del Agua Luis Buñuel

Projected and built for the celebration of the International Expo Zaragoza 2008 is 122 hectares around the menader of Ranillas and 8 of those hactares correspond to areas with water. This park offers from leisure activities for children, to restaurantes, hourse riding, golf, fluvial parks, botanical gardens, amongst others.

On the 3rd and 4th of June come and enjoy the annual Party at Parque del Agua with many activities.

Parque Grande José Antonio Labordeta

This park was opened in 1929 and is one of the most emblematic places of Zaragoza, constituiting a true open air museum. You can go for a walk under the Plane trees in the Bearneses avenue, observe great variety of flowers and trees, like Eurasian tree sparrow or European Green Woodpecker. Also you can discover the Neptune or Princess fountain, the carrara marble statue of Alonso I el Batallador, or the Rincón de Goya.

Bank of the Ebro river

After the International Expo 2008 the relationship between the Ebro river and the city has changed. New green avenues, bike lanes, terraces or recreation areas have become an important place for locals and visitors. It has happened the same with the banks of the Gállego and Huerva rivers.

Canal Imperial de Aragón

We can say that is “the fourth river” of Zaragoza. The origins of this hydraulic infraestructure comes from before the XVI century. The architect was Ramón Pignatelli. The conclusion of the Canal Imperial became an authentic agricultural revolution for the city. The architecture linked to it has been maintained like a true open air museum of one of the most ambitious civil engineering with the Spanish illustration.

More information about other green areas and activities on our web and on the web of the environment department of the city of Zaragoza.

To sum up, Zaragoza is the green city you will fall in love with!

 

 

 


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