Zaragoza is the Aragon’s capital. During its history the city has been conquered a number of times, so it is named the City of five cultures. Zatagoza keeps the imprints of the cultural and historical heritage of such nations as Romans, Iberians, Jews, Muslims and Christians. Industry is well developed in Zaragoza, therefore many of the city’s districts and its surrounding areas are not praised with exquisite architectural style. Only the old city of Zaragoza, which is situated between the Aljaferia palace and Bruel Park, has a great historical value.
The main attraction of the old city is the Cathedral of Zaragoza Nuestra Senora del Pilar built in the baroque style with a wide array of decorations and stucco on the facade of the cathedral. The decoration of the cathedral strikes with its luxury as its halls are full of jasper, bronze, and numerous varieties of marble. The arches of the cathedral are covered with drawings made by the hand of Francisco Goya. Ancient legends say that a true miracle has happened in this cathedral - the Blessed Virgin appeared in front of Apostle James. It is also worth noting the outstanding San Salvador Cathedral designed in the gothic style.
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