Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

Zaragoza (map) is the capital and largest city of Aragon. The city is famous for its folklore, local cuisine, and landmarks such as the Basílica del Pilar (map), La Seo Cathedral (map) and the *Aljafería Palace (map). Together with La Seo and the Aljafería, several other buildings form part of the Mudéjar Architecture of Aragon which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Fiestas del Pilar (+wiki) are among the most celebrated festivals in Spain. The annual Fiestas del Pilar last for nine days, with its main day on 12 October.

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Accommodation is a reason to visit Zaragoza in itself – if you plan to visit both Madrid and Barcelona taking advantage of the fast train connection, you can choose to stay here, halfway between them. And all the attractions of Zaragoza are an added bonus on top of it!

Near the Cathedral-Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar (map) on the banks of the Ebro are located the city hall, the Lonja (old currency exchange, map), La Seo (Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza, map). Museum of Tapestries (map) near the Roman ruins of forum and port city wall. >> *List of tourist attractions in Zaragoza

Some distance from the centre of the old city is the Moorish Aljafería Palace (map), the most important Moorish buildings in northern Spain and the setting for Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Il trovatore (The Troubadour).

The churches of San Pablo (map), Santa María Magdalena (map) and San Gil Abad (map) were built in the 14th century, but the towers may be old minarets dating from the 11th century; San Miguel (map); Santiago (San Ildefonso) and the Fecetas monastery are Baroque with Mudéjar ceilings of the 17th century. All the churches are Mudéjar monuments that comprise a World Heritage Site.

Other important sights are the stately houses and palaces in the city, mainly of the 16th century: palaces of the count of Morata (map) or Luna (Audiencia), Deán, Torrero (colegio de Arquitectos), Don Lope or Real Maestranza, count of Sástago, count of Argillo (today the Pablo Gargallo museum), archbishop, etc.

Zaragoza Museum (map), with paintings by early Aragonese artists, 15th century, and by El Greco, Ribera and Goya. Museo Goya – Colección Ibercaja – Museo Camón Aznar (map) with works by Rubens, Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Velazquez and Goya to Renoir, Manet and Sorolla.

Mercado Central (Lanuza Market, map). On a site which has been a market place since the Middle Ages. It is the perfect place to buy Zaragozan products as well as observe the atmosphere of a traditional Spanish market. Go there if you are looking for food and fresh produce.


Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

Transporte urbano de Zaragoza + Urban Buses of Zaragoza (AUZSA)

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BUS: One of the largest bus companies in Spain is ALSA, which covers most of the country with its extensive network of bus routes. Other popular bus companies include Avanza, Empresa Plana, and Socibus / Secorbus. You can also see what is all available on

TRAIN: Madrid can be reached in 75 minutes, and Barcelona in approximately 90 minutes. The central station is Zaragoza–Delicias railway station (map). The main train operator is RENFE, including AVE (Spanish high speed train) or Talgo intercity services. (*Rail travel in Europe)

AIRPORT: Zaragoza Airport is located in the Garrapinillos neighbourhood, 10 kilometres from the city centre. Information about Spanish airports ⇒

FERRY: Baleària • Grimaldi LinesTrasmediterranea. + Spain’s main sea connections (

Zaragoza is with you – Zaragoza Turismo.

#Zaragoza is still here … and its streets and monuments wait patiently for your return.

#Zaragoza is heritage, culture, gastronomy, joy, laughters, festivities…and soon we will all share it together.

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Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.


When you need visas and entry requirements. Types of visas and where to get them. Visa for international digital nomads.

Renfe is the national railway company of Spain, and their website offers information about train schedules, routes, and fares.

Alsa is the leading bus operator in the Spanish. ‘We reached hundreds of destinations, some of which you cannot imagine.’ The Local is an English-language news site that covers Spain and other countries in Europe. Their website offers information about current events, culture, and lifestyle in Spain, as well as travel tips and advice. This website offers a wide selection of holiday rentals in Spain, from apartments and villas to farmhouses and beach houses. You can search for rentals by location, amenities, and price, and read reviews from other travelers.

Food & Wine This is the official website of Spain’s food and wine industry, and it offers information about the country’s culinary traditions, as well as recipes, food events, and product information. Welcome to Spanish Sabores, your place to discover simple Spanish recipes the whole family will love. | Food and Drink is a section of the official tourism board’s website that offers information about Madrid’s gastronomic scene, including top restaurants, markets, and food tours.