Zaragoza Tourist Information
Zaragoza stands in the northeast of Spain and is the capital city of the Aragon region ans constitute a kind of crossroads between the city of Madrid Valencia Barcelona and Bilbao all located within a radius of approximately 300 km.
Throughout the year, Zaragoza hosts many significant festivals, including Zaragoza’s Fiestas del Pilar during the second week of October, featuring a breathtaking mountain of flowers in the central Plaza del Pilar square.
Usefull contact telephones:
Car rental: +34 902 180 808 – Tourist Info: +34 902 201 212/ 976 201 200 – Airport: +34 976 712 300 – Railway station RENFE: +34 902 240 202 – Bus: +34 976 592 727 – Taxi +34 976 424 242
Routes by Car from Zaragoza:
- Calatayud – a major city within easy driving distance from Zaragoza, with historic castle remains and Roman ruins
- Carinena – an area consisting of a number of villages, known for their vineyards and wineries.
- The town of Caspe – always a popular excursion by car from Zaragoza, with a 14th-century church.
- Daroca an old town with Roman remains and a 16th-century church.
- Illueca close to Zaragoza, with a strong Medieval past, including a 14th-century castle
- Tarazona – a nearby town close to Zaragoza by car, with an ancient cathedral and famous for his local festivity.
Centred on the River Ebro, Zaragoza is known for its Roman heritage, being home to the Murallas Romanas, ancient remains of Roman walls, which once surrounded the central area of Zaragoza.
Usually lot of visitors will arrive to Zaragoza by train. On arrival it´s a good idea go to the closest tourist office to plan your routes and hire a car if you are thinking to visit Zaragoza surroundings.
Zaragoza is plenty of Tourist offices where you will find many information about Zaragoza , together with general tourism advice and travel tips, including how the city is structured. Zaragoza is divided into several notable districts, each with their own distinct character and appeal. The main districts in Zaragoza include Old Town (Casco Histórico) – which contains many historical landmarks, cathedrals and typical local shops; Zona Centro, being centred around the wide Gran Via avenue; and the University Delicias area – a lively part of the city, based around the famous Universidad de Zaragoza.
Zaragoza is one of the biggest city in Spain and Zaragoza’s wealth is reflected in the city’s spacious boulevards, extensive shopping districts, lively bars and fine dining.
Zaragoza is known for its considerable number of hotels, with accommodation to suit all budgets and easy reached by car. The most populars hotels are around the heart of Zaragoza, in the Zona Centro. Many of Zaragoza’s most exclusive hotels are centred around both the Plaza de Espana and the Gran Via, near to the River Huerva.
Zaragoza’s main tourist attractions include the University of Zaragoza – the Campus Universitario, which covers a big part of the city, with many historic buildings; the Zaragoza City Hall, one of the city’s most important buildings; Imperial Aragon Canal – used as a farmland irrigation, with walking trails and beautiful countryside views; River Ebro full of historical significance for the city , crossed by five main bridges; Parque de Atracciones a major amusement park in the Zaragoza area, particularly suitable for families; and Primo Rivera Park a big parkland with large botanical gardens containing many exotic plant.
Further tourist attractions in Zaragoza include the Palacio Arzobispal (the Archbishop’s Palace), featuring an eye-catching Neo-classical façade and many period features; Palacio de los Condes de Morata – a large and beautiful 16th-century palace in central Zaragoza, with twin towers ; La Lonja – an important exhibition space, hosting many events and fiestas throughout the year; Puente de Piedra – a historic stone bridge with 15th-century origins; and the Misericordia Bullring – known as the Plaza de Toros de la Misericordia.
Some of Zaragoza’s main museums and art galleries include Caesar Agusto Roman Baths Museum with ancient remains of Roman baths, which were used almost 2,000 years ago; Paleontology Museum part of the University of Zaragoza campus, with a large and important collection of rocks and fossils; Zaragoza’s Camón Aznar Museum – home to a large collection of art works spanning the last 500 years; and the Zaragoza Museum – a particularly historic art museum in the heart of the city, with a mixture of old paintings, archaeological treasures and artefacts.
Save your time, plan your route by car and enjoy Zaragoza!!