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For your information the airport at Zaragoza is approximately 10 km from the centre of Zaragoza.
A beautiful city where a richness of architectural styles and monuments is matched only by its broad historical legacy, where examples of Iberian, Moslem and Roman design and craftsmanship share an even platform.
The capital city of the self governing region of Aragon in Spain. Expect to meander along ancient cobbled streets and wide open spaces while enjoying a lively bohemian and metropolitan atmosphere.
Zaragoza benefits from a melting pot of geographical features. There are mountains, arid deserts, fertile meadows and woodland. A town with an evolution that is directly related to its position on the Ebro River along with its tributaries the Gallego and Huerva Rivers, Zaragoza’s growth is additionally aided by its accessibility from the large cities of Barcelona, Madrid, Bilbao and Valencia.
Zaragoza is renown for its two martyrdoms, those of the Spanish Inquisition officiate, Pedro de Arbues and the choirboy who was to become St Dominguito del Val. The Araganese town began existence (as many in Europe did) as a roman colony and then as a muslim Taifa kingdom in the eleventh century. It became the capital city of Aragon in the twelfth century when it was restored by King Alfonso to a Christian kingdom.
Where Christianity began, Zaragoza is claimed to have hosted the appearance of the Virgin Mary on a pillar to St James (the Great). A focus of spiritual pilgrimage in Spain, the basilica, Our Lady of the Pillar was built in homage.
Zaragoza is easily navigated with many of the popular landmarks and monuments within close proximity of the Plaza de Espana in the old city centre. Close to the magnificent Basilica are the City Hall, the Lonja, the Roman wall and the La Seo Cathedral all within a stone’s throw of the River Ebro. There are a number of bus routes across town between sightseeing focal points as well as the city’s own Tourist Bus. If you purchase a Zaragoza Card, the benefits range from free entry to the city museums as well as free public transport and excellent discounts in shops and restaurants.
One of Zaragoza’s top attractions is actually situated outside of the central old city serving as a place of defence. The gigantic Aljaferia dating back to the eleventh century, was built to serve as an Arab palace. Its open inner courtyard is rectangular in form with elegantly embellished rooms surrounding it. Once a Moorish castle, the well preserved once recreational building is today where regional Parliament resides.
Generous helpings of brilliant Baroque 17th and 18th century architecture can be seen at the Temple to the Virgin del Pilar. Zaragoza’s national monument, the Basilica del Pilar is rated as highly as the Basilica of Santiago de Compostela in terms of its spiritual significance. On October 12th, there is held a major festival ‘Las Fiestas del Pilar’ to coincide Columbus Day.
Sixteenth century design and building at its best is on display in full glory in the form of a meeting place for visiting merchants. A stunning piece of architecture from the Aragon Renaissance, once a currency exchange, La Lonja was built for the purpose of commercial enterprise.
A top attraction in Zaragoza is that of the City Hall monographic museum of the Aragonese sculptor Pablo Gargallo. A multimedia exhibition of his life and work in the confines of the 17th century stunning Arguillo palace, this is an experience that art lovers of all types and preferences would not want to miss.
With a variety of religious events that are celebrated throughout the year, there are two that stand out in particular. One of Zaragoza’s most significant festivals is that of the Cincomarzada Festival in February. A celebration of a time in the nineteenth century when the town’s folk banished Carlist soldiers, this is an open air event particularly popular with the younger generation.
A tradition that goes back as far as the thirteenth century is that of the Holy Week Festival. Visitors arrive in Zaragoza by the bus load to witness the city’s biggest (and noisiest!) tourist attraction throughout Easter weekend.
is situated 10 kilometres from Zaragoza.
There are bus services that run from the airport to the city centre via the Paseo de Pamplona, the Plaza de San Francesco, the Paseo de Isabel la Catolica, Via Hispanidad, 100 PLA-ZA and PLA-ZA. The fare will cost about 1.80 euros.
Taxis are available from outside the terminal.
Travelling over to Madrid from Zaragoza couldn’t be easier with Renfe's AVE high-speed train service to Madrid as well as Lleida in Catalonia.