Here are the top 10 places to visit in Zaragoza, Spain. It’s a beautiful collection of sights, emotions, structures, sounds and lots of other details. This colorful city offers such an amazing array of entertainment, amenities and interesting landmarks that it would take a whole vacation to explore one of the most vibrant cities in eastern Spain. This is not only the Ebro River, nor the green parks that surround it, as well as the many scenic attractions of Zaragoza, which literally dot the entire city. Zaragoza has a special historical charm and charm. This manifests itself in a unique cultural atmosphere that will impress your imagination with a wide variety of typical Spanish fiestas and other highlights.
LifeGlobe has already published articles on various places of interest in Spain, but more attention was paid to cities such as Barcelona, Valencia, or Madrid. Now we will turn the attention of readers to Zaragoza, an amazing city that is definitely worth a visit.
1. Basilica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar.
The Basilica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar is the most remarkable architectural landmark of Zaragoza, located in the city center. This structure is loved for its unique location right next to the waters of the river, as well as its unique architectural style with many giant towers and domes that magically dominate the skyline. They stretch high into the sky, and are like magnificent beacons of history, possessing an impressive historical heritage. Even a simple trip around the facades of the basilica is enough to enjoy the fairy tale colors and shapes of this baroque architectural masterpiece. On one side there is a river, and on the other side there is a spacious square, and everywhere you can take great photos.
2. Natural Park of the Monastery de Piedra.
To add interest and contrast to your historic journey, visit some rather remote, scenic and peaceful places. The Convento de Piedra Natural Park is one such amazing place that can turn a trip into a truly unforgettable experience. The park is located about an hour from downtown Zaragoza, but the trip is definitely worth it. Monasterio de Piedra Park covers a huge area in the Iberian Mountains, with numerous rivers and lakes, and magnificent waterfalls. In addition, the Monasterio de Piedra complex offers all the amenities to relax in comfort. An elegant hotel, restaurant, spa center and countless outdoor attractions are just a few of the highlights that await you here.
3. Aljaferia Palace.
In the center of Zaragoza you can come across something unique and historical at the same time. This is the amazing Palacio de la Aljaferia, which dates back to the 11th century. The palace is the only one of its kind in the country. The Aljaferia showcases magnificent Islamic architecture, and is very well preserved. Walking along the fortifications, you will see the deep moat that surrounds the palace, as well as the giant walls and towers rising above the ground. The main façade is dotted with many rounded towers, while the biggest attraction of the palace is the tall rectangular tower. The courtyards also offer beautiful views of this iconic palace.
4. Cathedral of La Seo in Zaragoza.
During your trip to the Basilica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, you will also be impressed by the huge bell tower of La Seo Cathedral. It dominates the skyline of the southernmost side of the square, and its unique architectural style makes La Seo one of Zaragoza’s greatest historical landmarks. Indeed, many architectural styles are mixed here, but the general emphasis is still on the 12th century. The following centuries and periods include numerous additions of architectural elements and decoration. La Sé Cathedral is one of the most inspiring architectural landmarks to visit in Zaragoza. The golden glow of the sunset provides the best opportunity for stunning photographs thanks to the rays of the golden sun being magically absorbed into the shape of the cathedral.
5. Calle Alfonso.
Calle Alfonso is the most beautiful street in Zaragoza and has a really beautiful history. It extends from Piazza Basilica de Nuestra towards the inner city. During your tour along the street, you can enjoy the unique illusion that you are walking through the centuries. This is due to the many historic buildings with their magnificent terraces and flowers that dot the entire Calle Alfonso. It’s also a great choice for modern entertainment, shopping, or dining at one of the many fine restaurants. Calle Alfonso also offers an excellent opportunity to buy gifts and souvenirs, or take full advantage of the unique fiesta atmosphere in Zaragoza.
6. Lonja de Zaragoza.
Lonja de Zaragoza is the next Zaragoza attraction to add to your travel bucket list. This huge building comes from the middle of the 16th century, with unrivaled Renaissance architectural style. Pale façades are topped with numerous arched windows and opulent decorations, while several towers complete the entire structure. The landscape becomes more magical at sunset or at night, when these façades are stage-lit by the night lights of Zaragoza.
7. City-fortress Daroka.
The walled city of Daroca is located about an hour southwest of Zaragoza, but the trip is also worth it because you can explore over 4 kilometers of medieval walls. The historical charm of this small town can be felt even in the air, while historical sights await you at every turn. Churches, basilicas, ancient streets and many other historical buildings are amazing sights to visit. The surrounding mountain landscape only enhances the impression of the walled city of Daroka.
8. Yesa Reservoir.
An hour north of Zaragoza is the famous Yesa Reservoir. This is a huge crystal clear blue lake that looks like a water wonderland. The Yesa reservoir is not only a magical place for leisure and walks, it is also one of the hottest places near Zaragoza, where you can enjoy countless fun and adventure, especially during the summer.
9. The Ebro River is the deepest river in Spain.
Before heading to the lake, be sure to see another water wonder in Zaragoza, the banks of the Ebro River. Its bright waters flow through the city center, while many bridges create a striking contrast with the beauty of nature, highlighting it. The shores are mostly lined with tall green trees, an unrivaled place for a relaxing stroll. Imagine a romantic date at sunrise, or at sunset, when the warm rays of the sun reflect romantically on the bright waters of the Ebro River.
10. Stone bridge of Zaragoza.
We conclude our review of the ten attractions of Zaragoza with a stone bridge. This is one of the many bridges that cross the river, turning into one of the most romantic spots when the sun goes down. The flow of the river evokes a feeling of freedom and tranquility at the same time, while the charm of Zaragoza inspires feats. The majestic arched forms of the Stone Bridge of Zaragoza are beautiful.
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