Attractions

Top Choice Palace in Zaragoza

Aljafería

The Aljafería is Spain's finest Islamic-era edifice outside Andalucía. Built as a pleasure palace for Zaragoza's Islamic rulers in the 11th century, it underwent its first alterations in 1118 when the city passed in…
Top Choice Museum in Zaragoza

Museo Goya – Colección Ibercaja

Outside of Madrid’s Museo del Prado, this excellent museum contains what is arguably, the best exposé of the work of one of Spain’s most revered artists. The place is exceedingly well laid-out with each of its three…
Top Choice Museum in Zaragoza

Museo del Teatro de Caesaraugusta

The finest in the quartet of Zaragoza's Roman museums was discovered during the excavation of a building site in 1972. The crumbling but precious theatre once seated 6000 spectators, and great efforts have been made…
Top Choice Church in Zaragoza

Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar

Brace yourself for this great baroque cavern of Catholicism. The faithful believe that it was here on 2 January AD 40 that Santiago saw the Virgin Mary descend atop a marble pilar (pillar). A chapel was built around…
Cathedral in Zaragoza

La Seo

Dominating the eastern end of Plaza del Pilar, La Seo was built between the 12th and 17th centuries and displays a fabulous spread of architectural styles from Romanesque to baroque. The cathedral stands on the site…
Museum in Zaragoza

Museo del Foro de Caesaraugusta

The trapezoidal building on Plaza de la Seo is the entrance to an excellent reconstruction of part of Roman Caesaraugusta's forum, now well below ground level. The remains of porticoes, shops, a great cloaca (sewer)…
Museum in Zaragoza

Museo Diocesano

Church museums can sometimes be boring emporiums of anonymous sacred art, but not this one. Slick multimedia exhibits set an arty tone which is continued as you navigate through a skilfully laid out trajectory that …
Museum in Zaragoza

Museo del Puerto Fluvial

This small museum displays the Roman city’s river-port installations, exposed beneath glass walkways and comprising several openings which were part of an arched facade linking the docks to the forum. There’s a ligh…
Museum in Zaragoza

Museo de Zaragoza

Devoted to archaeology and fine arts, the city museum displays artifacts from prehistoric to Islamic times, with some exceptional mosaics from Roman Caesaraugusta. The upper floor contains 15 paintings by Goya and m…
Museum in Zaragoza

Museo de Tapices

La Seo's tapestry museum is no afterthought. It is considered to be the best collection of its kind in the world. There are over 60 tapestries, all impressively displayed and in an excellent state of repair. The bul…