10 charming squares in Zaragoza

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Posted March 16, 2018 by zaragozaturismo in Zaragoza today
Plaza San Felipe

Zaragoza is a lively and joyful city, always with people in its streets and squares enjoying the good company, some tapas or the wonderful surroundings. Take a break in your tour across the museums and monuments: sit on a bench or terrace and breathe in the essence of our city.

Here are the 10 most beautiful squares of the historical centre of Zaragoza!

 

1- Plaza del Pilar

Of course it won’t come as a surprise that we start with this one: the Plaza del Pilar is the most emblematic place of Zaragoza. Take your time to explore it entirely and admire its beauty, since it is one of the largest European pedestrian squares. You will find some astonishing monumental milestones: of course the impressive Basílica del Pilar, the City Hall and the Lonja.

Two great fountains enclose it on both ends: the Fuente de la Hispanidad and the Fuente de Goya. And if it wasn’t large enough, two other squares prolong it: the Plaza de César Augusto, with the San Juan de los Panetes church and the Roman walls, and Plaza de la Seo with El Salvador Cathedral and the Roman Forum Museum. Did you know that it is also known as Plaza de las Catedrales? Now you know why!

This square is the heart of Zaragoza, always full of families, tourists and pilgrims to the Pilar. It is also here where most of the events in the city take place: concerts, street markets, processions, parades, sporting and cultural events…

 

2- Plaza San Bruno

If you border the Seo while you marvel at the mix of styles in the apses and the Parroquieta wall, you will reach the small Plaza de San Bruno. Walk across it and you will find one of our hidden treasures: the Arco del Deán (the Arch of the Dean). To see the square in full activity, come on Sunday: in the morning it hosts a craft and antiques market. We recommend visiting it during the Three Cultures Market and stroll about the stalls and workshops of medieval ambience.

 

Plaza del Justicia3- Plaza del Justicia

This square dedicated to the Justicia of Aragon has one of the most beautiful churches of the old town. Sit on a bench and enjoy the view of Santa Isabel de Portugal while listening to the sound of the water in the fountain of the Samaritan woman. Party is assured during in the evening, since the square is part of one of the areas of Zaragoza nightlife.

 

4- Plaza San Felipe

In the Plaza San Felipe you will find many interesting sites: the church of the same name, Pablo Gargallo Museum and Torreón Fortea. Unfortunately, it is famous for something that we can no longer see: the missing Torre Nueva commemorated with the silhouette of its base, a mural and a statue. Relax on the terraces or buy a small work of art in the paintings market that hosts on Sundays.

 

5- Plaza Sas

If you walk along Alfonso street you will see a small square full of terraces. There is always a great atmosphere in the Plaza Sas as it connects the main axis of the old town with El Tubo, the well known area of tapas. It is a perfect square to rest after an intense day of tourism.

 

Plaza Santa Cruz6- Plaza Santa Cruz – Plaza Ariño

Plaza Santa Cruz is a haven of peace and calm. Even in the tourist centre of Zaragoza, it is a cozy square to escape the noise of the city. Next to it there is the Plaza Ariño, which connects another artery of the old town, Don Jaime street, with a fountain and the sculpture of Eduardo Gimeno, native of Zaragoza and cinema pioneer in Spain.

 

7- Plaza Santa Marta

If you are a tapas lover, the Plaza Santa Marta is a must-see as it is surrounded by genuine local tapas bars. The Real Maestranza de Caballería is very close: a stunning Renaissance palace.

 

8- Plaza San Pedro Nolasco

Come to this lively square to enjoy a coffee or beer in its terraces. The Sagrado Corazón Church with the unique Rosario de Cristal and the Roman Theatre Museum are its most recognizable elements.

 

9- Plaza de la Magdalena

You can’t miss one of the most beautiful towers in Zaragoza: the tower of the Magdalena Church. Gaze at the mudéjar style from this square in one of the trendiest alternative quarters in the city. On Thursdays join the crowd that concentrates for the Juepincho and have a lw-cost tapa and drink.

 

Plaza Sinués10- Plaza Sinués

The backdrop of this beautiful square is the elegant rear façade of the Teatro Principal. It is usually very crowded since it lays next to the Calle Don Jaime and very close to the city centre, where you will find the second most emblematic square in Zaragoza: Plaza de España.

But for further information of this square and many other ones outside the old town, wait for a new post on our blog!

 

Which is you favourite square in Zaragoza?


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