Located in northern Spain, midway between Barcelona and Bilbao, Zaragoza is the country’s fifth largest city and an incredible place to enjoy all that the country is famous for. The city earned its nomination for European Capital of Culture in 2012 with its stunning architecture, addictive gastronomy, and rich history, which keeps visitors coming back every year. During your stay, see popular landmarks, which include Basilica del Pilar, Aljafería Palace, and La Seo Cathedral, as well as stroll through “Casco Viejo”, the old town, which is known for its delicious restaurants and tapas bars. The Museo Zaragoza and Parque Grande are must-sees, and the city is well known for its excellent shopping.
Location: Midway between Barcelona and Bilbao
Located in northern Spain, Zaragoza is located between Barcelona and Bilbao, north-east of Madrid. It is Spain’s fifth largest city, and it is well-connected to all forms of transport. If flying, you can arrive at Zaragoza Airport via numerous airlines. The city is also served by a high-speed railway, and can be reached by car from all major motorways.
Business: Spain’s fourth largest economy
Zaragoza is Spain’s fourth largest economy and a centre for several large corporations. The German automobile manufacturer Opel has a factory here, as well as the Spanish companies CEF and Balay. The city was the host of the Expo 2008, a world fair on water and sustainable development, and it is well-equipped to hold large conferences in its many venues.
Culture: Home to festivals and several popular landmarks
Here, you will find a wealth of cultural attractions, festivals, museums, parks, and monuments to witness. The Basilica del Pilar is one of the city’s most popular landmarks, as well as the Aljafería Palace and the La Seo Cathedral, two buildings of a larger UNESCO World Heritage Site known as Mudéjar Architecture of Aragon. Many festivals that take place here, including the annual Fiestas del Pilar, a nine-day festival occurring every October.
Activities: Museums, parks, shopping, and gastronomy!
Zaragoza is a city to be enjoyed and a great place to enjoy the local culture. The city is filled with museums, and the Museo Zaragoza is a must-see. There is also the beautiful Parque Grande, which is a perfect place to take a picnic or enjoy a relaxing afternoon. There is some great shopping to take part in, and the city is known for its excellent gastronomy, which includes many tapas bars.