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Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar
La Zuda Tower
Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar
Cathedral of Zaragoza
Interior of the Basilica
Palace of the Aljafería
Moorish tower of the Cathedral
Interior of the Aljafería
St. Isabel's Courtyard
Roman Theatre of Zaragoza
Zaragoza is a city located in central Spain, and the capital of the Aragon region. Located on the banks of the Ebre river, is the fifth largest city and contains half the population of the region. The origin of the city dates back to Salduie, which was the name of the Iberian city sedetana. Caesar Augustus in 14 a. C. called the city Caesaraugusta, but were the Arabs who gave it its present name Saraqusta. The city is an example of Moorish art.
N 41º 39' 26''
W 00º 52' 18''
Basílica del Pilar
The Pilar Basilica was built in the XVII century, but the towers were not completed until the mid-twentieth century. The basilica is baroque style and is one of the most important pilgrimage site in christendom. Inside highlight, the altarpiece by Damián Forment in the XVI century, the largest choir, organ and the holy chapel designed by Ventura Rodríguez, masterpiece that hosts the image of the Virgin of Pilar of XV century. The frescoes of the dome and the vault were painted by Goya.
Palacio de la Aljafería
Aljafería Palace is considered one of the most important buildings made in Spanish-Muslim XI century. The palace still retains some traditional fortified enclosure. It is a quadrangular exterior wall, reinforced by rounded turrets excepts major one called troubadour, large and rectangular. The lower zone dating from the ninth century, is the oldest remaining architectural group. It has been declared World Heritage Site by Unesco.
Lonja de Mercaderes
The Merchant Fish Market was built between 1541 and 1551 and is considered the best example of civil architecture in Aragon. Emphasise its sharp lines and florentine quattrocento style-lines, highlighting the eaves of the outside, the gallery of arches and, inside, a large lounge with banded columns and starry vaults. It is currently used as a municipal exhibition hall.
San Salvador Cathedral
San Salvador Cathedral was built between the XII and XIII century on an ancient mosque of the muslim period, and this on over an ancient roman temple. It was built with a mixture of romanesque, gothic, mudéjar, baroque and renaissance style. On the outside highlights the wall of the chapel of St. Michael, moorish masterpiece of Zaragoza, and inside the gothic altarpiece, made of polychrome alabaster. It has been declared World Heritage Site by Unesco.
Torreón de la Zuda
The Tower of Zuda built in the tenth century, was the seat of the muslim rulers and was built in line with the towers of the roman wall. After the reconquest, was the residential palace of the Aragonese monarchs until the thirteenth century. The tower was rebuilt in the second half of the sixteenth century. The current appearance dates from the last restoration by Francisco Íñiguez between 1946 and 1952.
The Stone Bridge, built between 1401 and 1440, is the oldest bridge over the river Ebro. It was built in gothic style and has been renovated several times due to the flooding of the Ebro. At the end of both sides, highlight the four bronze lions made by sculptor Francisco Rallo.
Patio de La Infanta
The Patio de la Infanta, is a court built in the mid-sixteenth century, was part of the palace that the merchant and banker Gabriel Zaporta owned in San Jorge street. Introduces the elements and structure of the Aragonese courts. It has a hard ornamentation abound in mythological scenes and, characters like Carlos III, Charlemagne, Felipe II or Fernando el Católico and has beautiful stone and stucco reliefs. The courtyard is known as Patio de la Infanta, in honour of Teresa de Vallabriga.
The Roman Theatre of Caesaraugusta was built in the early first century AD in the reign of Emperor Tiberius. Was in use until third century when its materials were used to build walls and other buildings. In 1974 excavations unearthed it. Its area was 7000 square meters and had a capacity to accommodate 6000 spectators, which made it one of the greatest of the Roman Spain.
- The entrance to the Patio de la Infanta is done through a
bank branch of Ibercaja.
- The entrance to the cathedral and its museum costs 2€. The
museum is highly recommended.
- The entrance to the Palace of Aljafería costs 3€. It is highly