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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…
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…
Churros in Zaragoza

Churrería la Fama

Zaragoza does the best churros (deep-fried ­doughnut-like snack) in the region and La Fama is the place to enjoy them dipped in a glass of thick hot chocolate.
Aragonese in Zaragoza

La Miguería

Who would have thought you could do so much with migas (fried breadcrumbs)… La Miguería serves this filling Aragonese quick-fix food in some 30 ways, including drenched in olive oil, topped with sardines and foie gr…
Bar in Zaragoza

Bar Corto Maltés

Calle del Temple, southwest of Plaza del Pilar, is the spiritual home of Zaragoza’s roaring nightlife, where the city’s considerable student population heads out to drink. On this street, Bar Corto Maltés is always …
Cafe in Zaragoza

Café Praga

One of Zaragoza's favourite cafes, Praga has a front-row seat on one of the city's most agreeable plazas, and there's occasional live music in the main bar.
Live Music in Zaragoza

La Casa del Loco

Hugely popular, especially when there's a live band playing, the so-called 'madhouse' plays mostly rock with a mixed, young-retro crowd. After the bands go home, DJs rule until it's so late it's early.