What to visit and do in Zaragoza

Zaragoza is the fifth most populated city in Spain and its offers visitors a rich cultural and patrimonial offering thanks to a historical legacy dating back more than two thousand years. Throughout its history, the city has experienced Iberian, Roman, Muslim, Jewish and Christian cultures. This varied cultural heritage is reflected in many monuments and architectural works, such as the Roman wall, the Aljafería Palace and the Pilar Basilica.

The river Ebro, as it passes through Zaragoza, leaves natural landscapes within the city itself, such as the banks of the river or the galachos de Juslibol. Zaragoza also boasts the José Antonio Labordeta Park, also known as "Parque Grande", a large green area that has many different spaces, such as avenida de San Sebastián, the Botanical Garden and the Rincón de Goya, as well as a monument of King Alfonso I El Battallador in its highest part.

Photo courtesy of Zaragoza Turismo. Photographer: Pedro Etura
Fotografía del Parque José Antonio Labordeta de Zaragoza
Photo courtesy of Zaragoza Turismo. Photographer: Aranzazu Peyrotau

Besides cultural tourism, this city also has a lot to offer in terms of gastronomy and leisure. El Tubo, a traditional area to go for tapas and drinks in the old part of Zaragoza, is one of the most important tourist tapas districts in Spain. Furthermore, in recent years, Juepincho, an initiative that was born in the neighborhood of Magdalena and that offers every Thursday a beer or wine and a tapa for 2 euros, has become trendy among young people.

Since 2012, Zaragoza has expanded its leisure facilities thanks to the creation of the shopping centre Puerto Venecia, the largest of its kind in Spain. Located in the district of Torrero-La Paz, Puerto Venecia combines ​​leisure, adventure and food courts, designed so that visitors can spend an enjoyable day among shops, restaurants and other activities.

For more information on the most interesting sites of this city, guided tours, routes, etc., visit the official tourism website of Zaragoza.

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