University of Zaragoza

About Zaragoza, Guide and Top Tourist Attractions
(Zaragoza, Spain)

Zaragoza is the capital of the Autonomous Community of Aragón. It is Spain's fifth largest city in terms of population as it has more than 600,000 inhabitants. Zaragoza has a beautiful and historical urban structure and a pleasant climate that attract many foreigners and visitors annually.

What to do in Zaragoza

One of the many things to do in Zaragoza is to take a tour of its galleries and museums such as the Basilica of Nuestra Señora del Pilar, the Provincial Museum of Fine Arts and the Camón Aznar Museum, all of which house ancient and modern paintings of famous artists like Francisco de Goya. Most of the museums in the city closed on Mondays so visitors are advised to be sure to plan their itinerary wisely.

Shopping is also a popular activity in Zaragoza. Visitors can find a wide selection of products at the Plaza de Espana and Residencial Paraiso in Sagasta. The most exclusive shops in the city can be found in San Ignacio de Loyola, Francisco de Vitoria, Isaac Peral, Cadiz and all the streets in between them.

Visitors can take part of the city's social and festival events like the festival of the Virgin of del Pilar, which is the best and most popular festival in Aragon. It takes place from around the 12th of October until the 20th. The festival features fireworks in the Ebro river, a succession of street brass bands, parades, and dances.

Tourist Attractions

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Zaragoza is the Misericordia Bullring, which is a plaza where bull fights are held. It is a significant piece of 18th-century architecture that can accommodate over 10,000 spectators. It hosts a number of attractions and events throughout the entire year.

The Imperial Aragon Canal is a scenic canal that gave significant wealth to the city in the 18th century because it was used to irrigate the surrounding farmlands. It provides a walking trail of more than 100 km / 62 miles, with beautiful views of the countryside.

The River Ebro is one of the longest rivers in Spain. Five large bridges cross over it. Visitors can take boat trips on the river or walk through its many walking trails.

Zaragoza also has a number of amusement parks like the one in Pinares de Venecia. It has an extensive selection of exciting rides, roller coasters, water slides, a ferris wheel and other wonderful attractions.

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