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[Europe Travel] Spain: Zaragoza

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Zaragoza is a popular tourist destination in Spain. Zaragoza is known as the town where Goya, one of Spain’s leading painters, was born and raised. Although the Kingdom of Aragon existed in the Middle Ages, Zaragoza was also the capital of the kingdom. Against this background, Zaragoza is home to many historical buildings. Tourists from all over the world visit the Cathedral of San Salvador, which is registered as a World Heritage Site as a Mudejar-style building, and the Pilar Square, where the cathedral is located.

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Location

Zaragoza is a city located in the northern part of Spain.

History

Zaragoza has already begun to settle in BC. Augustus built a town named Caesaraugusta during the Roman Empire. The Middle Ages were under the control of the Germanic migration and Islamic forces, but the Reconquista arose. Zaragoza was placed under the control of the Kingdom of Aragon and later became the territory of Spain. In recent years, an international exposition has been held in Zaragoza.

Climate

Zaragoza belongs to the steppe climate. Temperatures range from 2 ° C to 33 ° C throughout the year.

Language

The official language of Spain is Spanish. There are also local languages in Spain, including Basque, Galician and Catalan.

Security

Zaragoza is relatively safe in Spain. Even at night, if you are in a busy place in the city, you can walk with peace of mind.

Race

Most of Spain is Spanish. In recent years, it has become one of the largest immigrant-accepting countries in the world, and the immigration rate is rising. It is also said that the Roma people are the most abundant country in Europe.

industry

Zaragoza has many factories. There are factories for PC Dell, apparel Inditex, and railroad maker CAF. It has good transportation and is connected to Madrid and Barcelona by highway.

religion

There are more than 90% Catholics in Spain. There are other Muslims.

currency

The peseta was used in Spain until 1998. Currently the euro is used.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Plaza del Pilar

Pilar Square is a gathering place for Zaragoza citizens and visiting tourists. At the Pilar Festival, the largest festival in Zaragoza held every October, an altar is set up in Pilar Square and many people come to donate flowers.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar

The Church of Our Lady Pilar is known as the first shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The interior of the cathedral is a very artistic church with goya frescoes.

Sightseeing spot 3 : La Seo del Salvador

Salvador Cathedral is a building registered as a World Heritage Site “Mudejar style building in Aragon”. The chapter house of the cathedral is a tapestry museum, and the collection of famous tapestries dating from the 15th to 18th centuries is also open to the public.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Palacio de la Aljaferia

Aljaferia Palace is a World Heritage Site. It is a medieval architectural style unique to Spain that incorporates the style of Islamic culture, and is a building that combines Islamic and Christian culture.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Church of San Pablo

The Church of San Pablo is a World Heritage Site and is known as a Mudejar-style building. The altarpiece by the great Spanish sculptor Damian Forment in the church is a highlight.

Sightseeing spot 6 : La Lonja

A heavy brick building built as a commodity exchange in Zaragoza. Facing Pilar Square, La Ronja is one of Zaragoza’s tourist attractions.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Puente de piedra Zaragoza

The Puente de Piedra over the Ebro River in Zaragoza. It is also called the Lion Bridge because the lion, which is the symbol of Zaragoza, is installed.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Museo del Teatro Romano de Caesaraugusta

The Caesaraugusta Theater Museum has a bathhouse, meeting place, and ramparts from the Roman Empire. Relics from the Roman Empire are also on display.

Sightseeing spot 9 : Museo de Zaragoza

The Zaragoza Museum exhibits many Goya’s works. There is also an archaeological exhibit, displaying valuable artifacts such as archaeological relics from the Aljaferia Palace.

Sightseeing spot 10 : Calle de Alfonso 1

The busiest street in Zaragoza. There are souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants that sell Zaragoza folk crafts, and it is crowded with many tourists and locals.

Sightseeing spot 11 : Daroca

Daroca has a complex history of being involved in religions such as Islam, Christianity and Judaism, and the town is a mix of cultures. The town has a sweets fair in April and a medieval festival in July.

Sightseeing spot 12 : Museo Pablo Gargallo

The Pablo Gargallo Museum is a museum established in commemoration of the sculptor Pablo Gargallo. His sketches and paintings are on display. There are general stores and gift shops in the surrounding area.

Sightseeing spot 13 : Patio de la infanta

It is also used for meetings and seminars at the History Museum. The museum is located on the first floor of the Iberkaha Bank head office.

Sightseeing spot 14 : Torreon de la Zuda

A tower that was once built as a castle for the Islamic governor during the period of Islamic rule. It is a place that attracts many tourists as an observatory overlooking the cityscape of Zaragoza.

Sightseeing spot 15 : Estadio de La Romareda

Real Zaragoza’s home stadium. It has a capacity of over 30,000 and attracts a large number of soccer fans on weekends.

Hotel

Zaragoza has plenty of accommodation. The nearest airport is Zaragoza Airport. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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