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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 Tapas in Zaragoza

Restaurante Méli Mélo

Typically, pintxos are Basque-style tapas presented on small slices of bread, but in Méli Mélo they are stacked up so high they look like mini-skyscrapers topped with creative arrangements of cured hams, breaded cod…
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 …
Cafe in Zaragoza

La Clandestina Café

It’s hard to miss the huge pair of lips painted provocatively on the wall at La Clandestina, but this place is as much about gastronomy as head-turning art, particularly in the brunch and afternoon coffee-and-cake d…
Tapas in Zaragoza

Casa Pascualillo

The bar groans under the weight of its unique tapas like El Pascualillo, a 'small' bocadillo (filled roll) of jamón, oyster mushrooms and onion. Take your pick – like Zaragozans have been doing here since 1939. Ther…