Zaragoza Travel Guide // Spain

May 1, 2018 Zaragoza, Spain

Zaragoza Spain Travel Guide

Zaragoza is a lesser known city in Spain that many travelers don't know about. Zaragoza offers travelers rich culture, beautiful museums, plentiful shopping, tasty tapas and memorable sightseeing.

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Zaragoza is located on the northern part of Spain in the Aragon region. Sitting along the Ebro River, Zaragoza finds itself in a strategic location halfway between Madrid and Barcelona with a high-speed train station and an airport easily accessible to those who want to explore the area. It's actually one of the 5th biggest cities in Spain with approximately 700,000 residents. It is home to an array of museums that's dedicated to art and Roman history in particular. One of its defining features of Zaragoza is the stunning cathedral, Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, a Roman catholic church in the heart of the Plaza del Pilar you can't miss it. Plaza del Pilar is actually one of the biggest plazas in all of Spain. This plaza has not one but two churches located in close proximities to each other! La Seo Cathedral is also a site not to miss with beautiful architecture and  a cool tapestry museum located inside. There's much more to Zaragoza than just beautiful churches but it's street art scene, food, museums and festival.

Zaragoza was another pit-stop city that we only got to see for a short time before heading to Barcelona. We were dropped off at the Plaza de Pilar, where we were free to do whatever we wanted until we had to go back on the bus. You had the option of entering the beautiful basilica or just walking around the plaza. I recommend going inside the Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar and going to the top of the north tower, to see the best views of the city from above. It was nice to see the plaza not filled with tourists when we first arrived since it was still pretty early. But as it got closer to lunch time, the streets began to get flooded with people. There were many cute restaurants and cafes along the plaza as well as some shops. I couldn't help stopping by one of the cafe's and ordering some churros and a cup of hot chocolate. I mean calories don't count on vacation right? Although we didn't get to spend a lot of time in the city, it's charm was evident through the lively streets. Even driving on the coach bus and looking out the window, I saw a lot of beautiful street art and murals around the city. I would definitely go back and explore the city some more if I had the chance in the future!

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Zaragoza Spain Travel Guide

Zaragoza Spain Travel Guide

Zaragoza Spain Travel Guide

Zaragoza Spain Travel Guide

Zaragoza Spain Travel Guide

Zaragoza Spain Travel Guide

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Zaragoza Spain Travel Guide

Zaragoza Spain Travel Guide

Zaragoza Spain Travel Guide

Zaragoza Spain Travel Guide

Zaragoza Spain Travel Guide


Comment below,
Have you ever visited Zaragoza, Spain?

25 comments

  1. I've never even been out of the country! But I would love to visit Zaragoza! These photos are amazing!

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    1. Thank you so much, hope you get to travel out the country soon!

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  2. I love it, some of the architecture you posted is amazeballs! Is Zaragoza near an airport or is it more of a take a trek kind of location for touring?

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    1. It says in the post you can get here by train or airport :)

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  3. Beautiful narrative ..lovely pics.
    For sure a lovely places.
    Thank you

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  4. Beautiful images. I've never heard of this place, but the pictures definitely makes me want to go.

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    1. Yes, many people don't usually explore outside the most popular tourist destinations. It's good to visit more lesser known areas, you may be pleasantly surprised!

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  5. So gorgeous! I've never heard of Zaragoza! Will have to keep it in mind when I plan a trip to Spain one day!

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  6. Oh my Spain is beautiful! I so badly want to go now! Thanks for sharing your journey!

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  7. Sweet! I got nostalgic about my trip to Spain seeing your pictures...Love the initial church ones I guess, they looked so similar to the one in Brussels!!
    And who can resist good sightseeing with a cup of hot chocolate..damn the little pleasures of travel :)

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  8. Wooow your photos are amazing.. It makes me want to visit Zaragoza even more.

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  9. We were in this area last summer but it is so nice to see Zaragoza through someone else's eyes. I hope you will be back!

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  10. You are an amazing photographer. How you can make a cup of coffee look so good is beyond me. I'd love to visit this beautiful city in Spain, one of my most favourite countries in the world!

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    1. Thank you so much! I would have to say the same, I love Spain.

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  11. Spain is an incredible country. This is the first I have heard of Zaragoza. Love that it is a midway stop between Madrid and Barcelona. I would definitely spend time wandering around, your photos are gorgeous

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  12. I have made my way to Spain (yet!) but I have to admit Zaragoza wasn't even on my radar -I think i might need to add it now :)

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  13. I have been to Barcelona and Ibiza several times but never to Saragoza. It looks so my kind of city. <3

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