Top Choice Palace in Zaragoza


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 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…
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 expose of the work of one of Spain’s most revered artists. A recent refurbishment (and renaming) has only enhanced its c…
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…
Museum in Zaragoza

Centro de Historias

The old convent of San Agustín (only the neoclassical facade remains) is an interesting hybrid building given over primarily to temporary exhibitions of modern art. It's highlight, since late 2013, has been the onsi…
Church in Zaragoza

Iglesia de San Pablo

This pretty church has a delicate 14th-century Mudéjar tower and an early-16th-century retablo (altarpiece) by Damián Forment. Visits are guided.
Historic Building in Zaragoza

La Lonja

Now an exhibition hall, this finely proportioned Renaissance-style building, just east of the basilica, was constructed in the 16th century as a trading exchange. The coloured medallions on its exterior depict kings…
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 de las Termas Públicas

The smallest of Zaragoza's Roman museums displays the subterranean remains of the city's one-time bathhouse. The ruined pool is not particularly compelling in itself, but it is given extra oomph by technological gad…
Gallery in Zaragoza

Museo de Pablo Gargallo

Within the wonderfully restored 17th-century Palacio Argillo is a representative display of sculptures by Pablo Gargallo (1881–1934), a friend of Picasso and recognised as Aragón's most gifted artistic son after Goy…