Things to see and do - Zaragoza
Unmissable tourist sites
Zaragoza Travel guide
Zaragoza : Michelin's recommendations
The history of Zaragoza, capital of Aragón, is marked by two heroic and bloody sieges (1808-9), during which it withstood Napoleon's troops. Most of the town was rebuilt in the 19C, after damage incurred during the War of Independence. Its buildings are not particularly noteworthy but its historic centre is well worth a visit. The 2008 World Expo has further enhanced Zaragoza’s dynamic character. The festival of El Pilar serves as a reminder that Zaragoza is also an important religious centre.
Tourist attractions Zaragoza : Things to see and do
The Cathedral of Zaragoza owns an impressive collection of some 60 Gothic tapestries displayed in rotation. Exhibits include the Sailing Ships, the Crucifixion and the Mysteries of the Passion. All are French or Flemish, woven in Arras, Tournai or Br..
The Seo, or cathedral of Zaragoza, encompasses a range of architectural styles from Romanesque to Churriguresque, but it is the Gothic style which dominates here. Five naves of equal height lend an impressive appearance to this interior. The Gothic a..
An 11C Arab palace built by the Bennihud family, the Aljafería was redesigned for the kings of Aragon and later for the Catholic Monarchs. It was given over to use by the Inquisition before being turned into a barracks. It is divided around a rectang..
Plaza Nuestra Señora del Pilar, 11 E - 50003 Zaragoza
Set in a listed 19th-century building in central Zaragoza's Old Town, Hotel Pilar Plaza offers views El Pilar Bascilica, located next to the hotel. Each air-conditioned room has chic, contemporary white décor. All rooms have king-size beds, free Wi-..
Mayor, 4 E - 50001 Zaragoza
Prix Prices from : 28 €
This simple hotel is located in the historic heart of the city, 100 metres from the San Salvador Cathedral. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, 200 metres from the impressive Pilar Basilica. Rooms at Hotel San Jorge feature simple, func..
Santiago, 12 E - 50003 Zaragoza
El Principe is ideally located in the historic centre of Zaragoza, less than 100 metres from Plaza del Pilar. It offers a restaurant, a 24-hour reception and free WiFi in all areas. Each bright, air-conditioned room at El Principe offers a LED TV, h..
Leisure activities Zaragoza
Description Explore Zaragoza's top highlights—its museums, cathedral, and palace, with one handy pass. Hop on and off public transportation, pause for discounted refreshments, and take a variety of guided tours as you find your feet in the cit..
Mártires 12 E - 50003 Zaragoza
Vegetables take pride of place at Casa Lac! Full of history, this restaurant has a licence stating that it is the oldest restaurant in Spain (1825). Pleasant tapas bar and two dining rooms - the room upstairs with its 19C ambience is the more atmosph..
Blasón Aragonés 6 E - 50003 Zaragoza
This centrally located restaurant has a dining room that is modern in feel. Enjoy dishes with a contemporary slant and creative touch on the à la carte and choice of set menus.
paseo Fernando el Católico 62 E - 50009 Zaragoza
A reliable and efficiently run family restaurant. It has a bar at the entrance, two dining rooms, and one private section, all meticulously appointed in a classically elegant style. Traditionally based cuisine with a contemporary touch is served.
Coso 80 E - 50001 Zaragoza
José Nebra 3 E - 50007 Zaragoza
An impressively run family establishment with the owner working front of house and his wife in charge of the kitchen. Bar-cum-waiting area and two modern looking dining rooms. Creative cuisine with traditional roots, centred around high quality ingre..
pl. San Pedro Nolasco 5 E - 50001 Zaragoza
Intimate, welcoming restaurant with attention to detail, both in furnishings and in its table service. The room's main features are its rounded shapes. Regular clientele.
Predicadores 7 E - 50003 Zaragoza
Pleasant family organised establishment, whose general appearance of an old flavour is not devoid of great comfort and some charm. Extensive wine and spirits list.