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Zaragoza is an incomparable city. An Iberian, Roman, Muslim, and Christian past have slowly shaped it into the beautiful city it is today. Located in the Ebro Valley, Zaragoza is the capital of the Kingdom of Aragón.
24 hours in Zaragoza
10:00 We begin our travels of Zaragoza with the Cathedral of San Salvador where we can admire the beauty and harmony of architecture styles. We highlight the Romanesque apse, the Gothic altar, the ‘Parroquieta’— the exterior wall combining Moorish and Gothic forms, the elegant Baroque steeple and the Neoclassic facade. Through the sacristy we will tour the Museum of Tapestries, one the best in the world.
11.30 h- Our following stop is the Basilica of Pilar, with a tower from which we can enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Once inside the Basilica we can admire the magnificent Regina Martirum dome, the work of the famous painter, Francisco Goya. Later we can enter the Pilarista Museum and journey through the famous collection of cloaks and jewels donated to the Virgin of Pilar from the 16th century to today. On the way out we walk through the Plaza de las Catedrales. Bordering this plaza we find ‘La Lonja’, a splendid building of the 16th century now converted to an exposition area and the City Hall.
13.00 h- Our travels will then take us to the Roman Theatre Museum of Caesaragusta, which reveals to us one of the best preserved theatres of ancient Spain.
16.00 h- In the Primo de Rivera Park we can rent bicycles to leisurely pedal through this charming park. Enjoy the Corner of Goya or any other beautiful area of this park.
17.30 h- From the Islamic era we admire the Aljafería Palace, one of the most beautiful buildings constructed during the Taifas Kingdoms. In this palace is found the Trobadour Tower where the famous Verdi opera took place. It is also possible to visit the dependences of the Aragonese Kings and the Catholic Monarchs.
19.00 h- Our walk concludes by strolling to the Patio of the Infant, an extraordinary Aragonese Renaissance patio. This patio harbours paintings of the genial master, Francisco Goya.
Visit The Natural Park of the Monasterio de Piedra : This park offers us one of the most gratifying experiences found in the world with cascading waterfalls, picturesque hiking trails, and an historic monastery now housing a Hotel. The park is approximately 60 miles from the city of Zaragoza.
We can travel through the Zaragoza province by choosing from the six proposed routes offered by Zaragoza Tourism. Here you will be able to view the routes in PDF format:
0- Map of Routes
1- Aranda, Jalón and Jiloca route
2- Coger route of Ebro
3- Cariñena, Daroca and Belchite route
4- Prepirineo and 5 Village route
5- Central Ebro route
6- El Moncayo, Tarazona and Borja route
- Other: Tourist routes through the province
Expo Zaragoza 2008
From June 14th to September 14th 2008. Expo Zaragoza 2008 theme is water as an indispensable element of life; as the theme and purpose of human development since the ethical compromise of the sustainability. The theme is undertaken as an intelligent challenge: innovation for sustainability.
The Expo Zaragoza 2008 gathers diverse cultures and people to exchange ideas and experiences in order to form positive visions of ways to undertake the challenges caused by the water crisis.
However, before all of this is an encounter with the visiting public and all the others receiving the messages of the Expo Zaragoza 2008 through the media.
Expo Zaragoza 2008 wants to spread principles in order to form a new community of awareness of the unique and indispensable resource for life and development: water.
Expo Zaragoza 2008 will celebrate the advances and innovations for sustainability with a grand celebration in which the sensory enjoyments, intellectual satisfaction, a welcoming environment and happiness serve to convert it into an unforgettable experience for the visitor and bequeath hope for the human community.
During the 93 days of this International Exposition visitors can enjoy a grand cultural celebration with a more than 3,400 shows and more than 350 companies and artists.
This show is where the cultural diversity and heterogeneous style come to agreement with the global philosophy of the expositions: “Water and sustainable development.¨