Zaragoza Vacations

Zaragoza (aka Saragossa) is the capital city of Aragon, an autonomous region of northern Spain. Its proximity to many of Spain’s other major cities makes it an easy place to visit, and its history and art increase its draw. The city is a progressive cultural hotbed, hosting multiple sustainability conferences and shooting for the title of “European ... Read more
Capital of Culture” to be awarded in 2016. The city, like many in Spain, is notable for a mixture of Christian and Moorish cultural elements, including outstanding examples of architecture and art. The Pilar Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Pilar) is a beautiful church painted by Spanish greats Goya and Bayaeu. Aljaferia is a brilliant Moorish palace, and the current seat of the Aragonese parliament. Be sure not to miss the Museum of Fine Arts, which houses works by El Greco, Goya, Renoir, Rembrandt, and many more legends. Spanish food is very different depending on the region, and Zaragoza is no different. The city’s inland location skews its offerings away from seafood and toward hearty, savory meat dishes. Tapas are the predominant form of sustenance, and the best options can be found in the Casco Viejo (old city) neighborhood. Be sure to try various types of Chorizo sausages and quality Spanish wines. Often overlooked in favor of better-known cities, Zaragoza is under-appreciated, and comes highly recommended.
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Foster City, California, USA

Interesting city on the banks of Ebro River, lots of Mudéjar-style landmarks, combining Islamic and Gothic architecture.

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Brisbane, Australia

Zaragoza is not one of Spain's most popular tourist destinations, and I hope it stays that way, because this fact has left Zaragoza with a very authentic Spanish flavor. That is not to suggest there is nothing of touristic value in Zaragoza. A former Roman city and capitol of the kingdom of Aragon there is plenty of interesting historical sites, churches, and wonderful medieval architecture to be found. It is also a great starting point to travel into Aragon's wonderful countryside

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Zaragoza is a great city right at the halfway point on the train trip from Barcelona to Madrid that is very often overlooked. Take the time to stop here and spend the night and you won't be sorry. Zaragoza is beautifully situated on the Ebro River with the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar as it's centerpiece. Plenty of shopping, history spanning all the way back to the Romans, beautiful surroundings and very fun, cheap nightlife. It is a great break from the fast pace of Barcelona and Madrid

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Villamiel de Toledo, Spain

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Gente super amable!❤

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Portugalete, Spain
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Villamiel de Toledo, Spain
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