Zaragoza (Saragossa in English) is a fascinating, elegant city situated on the riverbanks of Rio Ebro. The vibrant city is known for its tapas bars, vigorous nightlife, and superb shopping centers. Tourists come here not only to have a good time but also to enjoy the historical sites of great civilizations and communities that have influenced Spain.
Prepare yourself for the visit to Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, a 17th century church where Virgin Mary is believed to have descended atop the marble pilar on January 2, AD 40. Get a superb view over the city and the domes from the top of north tower, which is accessible by lift.
Be amazed with the fabulous spread of baroque and Romanesque architectural styles of the La Seo; or visit the Museo del Puerto Fluvial that display the river-port installations and other remains of the Romans.
Explore Aljaferia, the finest structure of Islamic-era, located outside Andalucía and view the Patio de Santa Isabel. Discover Museo del Foro de Caesaraugusta along with Roman remains of a cloaca system, shops, porticoes, and a collection of artifacts. With the remains of Teatro Romano, Museo del Teatro de Caesaraugusta is a compelling museum that should be included in your travel itinerary.
Saragossa has a culmination of shops, boutiques, and art galleries that suit all tastes. Walk around the streets to feel the vitality and bustle of the city. Fashion lovers can purchase designer outfits and shoes from Shopping Centre Gran Casa. If you are a fussy shopper, head to El Corte Ingles, the chain of department stores that stock exclusive items. Lanuza Market, also called the Central Market, stocks all the food items that you need.
Savor the Spanish dishes at some notable restaurants in Saragossa, including La Migueria, La Reserva, El Rincon de Aragon, and El Ciclon, where the food is prepared superbly. Enjoy the delightful gastronomic creation of the city, the tapas, at some popular restaurants like Blason del Tubo, La Pilara, Tragantua, and Taberna Dona Casta.
With plenty of attractions, range of leisure activities, and delicious gastronomy, Saragossa offers you with many reasons to visit.