Attractions

Top Choice Church in Zaragoza

Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar

Brace yourself for this great baroque cavern of Catholicism. The faithful believe that here on 2 January AD 40 the Virgin Mary appeared to Santiago (St James the Apostle) atop a pillar (pilar) of jasper, and left th…
Top Choice Palace in Zaragoza

Aljafería

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

Museo Goya – Colección Ibercaja

Apart from Madrid’s Museo del Prado, this exceedingly well laid-out museum contains arguably the best exposé of the work of one of Spain’s most revered artists. Each of the three floors has a different focus, the se…
Top Choice Museum in Zaragoza

Museo del Teatro de Caesaraugusta

The finest in Zaragoza's quartet of Roman museums was discovered during excavation of a building site in 1972. Great efforts, including an entertaining 15-minute audiovisual, have been made to help visitors visualis…
Top Choice Cathedral in Zaragoza

La Seo

Dominating the eastern end of Plaza del Pilar, La Seo is Zaragoza's finest work of Christian architecture, built between the 12th and 17th centuries and displaying a fabulous spread of styles from Romanesque to baro…
Museum in Zaragoza

Museo de Zaragoza

Devoted to archaeology and fine arts, the city museum displays artefacts from prehistoric to Islamic times, with some exceptional mosaics from Roman Caesaraugusta. The upper floor contains 19 paintings by Goya and m…
Museum in Zaragoza

Alma Mater Museum

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 Origami

This museum devoted to the art of folding paper has six galleries of permanent and temporary exhibitions of a staggeringly high standard. It attracts worldwide interest from origami aficionados. If you're not very f…
Museum in Zaragoza

Museo del Foro de Caesaraugusta

The rhomboid building on Plaza de la Seo is the entrance to the excavated remains of the substructures of Roman Caesaraugusta's forum, below ground level. What you mostly see are basements, foundations, sewers and d…
Museum in Zaragoza

Museo del Puerto Fluvial

This small museum displays Roman river-port installations, exposed beneath glass walkways and comprising remains of a vestibule at the northeast corner of the forum, with an arched facade that opened to the riverban…