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Sightseeing in Zaragoza - what to see. Complete travel guide

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.
One of the main symbols of Zaragoza is considered to be the Cathedral of San Salvador. Its luxurious building was erected on a place of an ancient mosque. The Cathedral presents a unique … Open
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.
We should also mention other attractions of Zaragoza - old churches created in the XI-XVII centuries - Santa Maria Magdalena, San Pablo, San Gil, San Miguel, San Ildefonso, Vesetas monastery; interesting art museums with paintings by Goya, Rembrandt, Velasquez and Renoir, Greco, Kamon Aznar, Monet, and Sorolla, Rubens, Van Dyck and Ribera. The Aljaferia palace plays a significant role in the architectural ensemble of the city. This is an outstanding monument of the Moorish-style. Another place of interest is Torreon del Court palace that is home to numerous exhibitions and works of talented artists. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
After an exploration tour over the local sites and landmarks city guests will find exciting and interesting to visit local entertainment establishments which are richly presented in the city … Open
Almenar castle is one of the largest and most interesting in Spain. It was built in Zaragoza at the end of the 10th century and initially served as an important outlook point. Its first major reconstruction took place in the 15th century. It was significantly expanded and made a residence for worthy noblemen. The castle became a kind of a travel palace. The nobility stopped there during their travels around the country. Over the years, the ancient castle has repeatedly changed its status. In the early 20th century it housed police barracks. Nowadays, the whole territory of the castle is accessible for excursions.
Lovers of history will surely be interested in visiting La Piedra ancient monastery. It was founded in the 12th century on orders from Alfonso II. A monastery was built on the territory of a large fortress, some fragments of which have survived to this day. Visitors can admire an ancient portal frame bridge across the Piedra River and secondary buildings around the monastery in addition. The whole construction is beautifully highlighted, which looks especially spectacular in the evening.
1. Tourists visiting the city of Zaragoza for the first time are strongly recommended to start a vacation with a visit to one of the tourist information centers “Oficina de Turismo”. … Open
Right on the territory of Zaragoza, they discovered several unique archaeological areas. One of these areas is the Roman Forum Museum nowadays. Some fragments of an old Roman square, thermal baths, theater, and other constructions have been found here. They covered the entire area with a big top and installed explanatory signs next to each object.
In a spectacular modern building in a futuristic style is located CaixaForum cultural center. It was opened just a few years ago. It has several exhibition galleries, a modern concert platform, and a viewing platform on the upper level. Guests of the center can visit a local restaurant. Tourists are usually attracted by an original souvenir shop.
Zaragoza offers its guests to visit various gastronomy establishments meeting each taste and fancy. As haute cuisine connoisseurs so sparing tourists and fastidious exotic dishes admirers … Open
Among the modern monuments of Zaragoza, The Spaniard fountain is worth mentioning. It was designed in Pilar Square in 1991. The fountain has a very unusual shape and is styled to look like a huge waterfall. Its opening was held back-to-back with the 500th anniversary from the discovery of America.
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Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Zaragoza
♥   Castle 'Walls of Zaragoza' Zaragoza, 2.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Torreón of La Zuda' Zaragoza, 2.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of la Zuda' Zaragoza, 2.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Mesones de Isuela' Zaragoza, 55.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Montearagón' Huesca, 73 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Zaragoza
♥   Natural Park 'Moncayo' , 74 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Bardenas Reales' , 80.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Sierra y los Cañones de Guara' , 98 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Valles Occidentales' , 131 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Els Ports' , 132.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Zaragoza from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Puerto Venecia Centre

From the series “12 Largest Shopping Centers Worldwide”
"Puerto Venecia Centre" has over 20 million visitors per year. Among them tourists have the leading positions. It is more interesting to visit the shopping center in a warm season. At that time, you can see playgrounds for children, equipped open space terraces for relaxation and sports grounds on the center’s territory. However, in winter period visitors won’t get bored because the center held fabulous events at Christmas and New Year. But the main point of interest is the ice skate (the frozen lake), which area is over 7,5 hundred square meters. … Read further
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