Why do We love Zaragoza?
It has got everything you would look for in a short break, beautiful architecture old and new !
An incredible food and drink scene, fabulous street art and tons of culture to soak in plus not forgetting that this is a very stylish city with wide modern boulevards, cool shops and bars.
Spain’s fifth largest city has got so much to offer.
And a stunning newly created motorhome Aire offering water and waste disposal all free of charge ( N …….)
A little church….
The Basilica is the landmark of the city and it is HUGE!
We hadn’t done much research on Zaragoza before we arrived but from a quick Google search from our free motorhome aire parking space reviled this ….
we figured we had to see this place.
The place is mesmerizing inside and out. On the inside, the basilica is covered with the most beautiful paintings and ceilings were equally stunning.
The first thing that strikes you about this basilica is the length and the vast scale of the building, it is reputably the biggest baroque church in Spain. You can easily see the influence of the Moors here with the 11 colourful Byzantian style domes and 4 minaret like towers.
Wherever you look, there’s something that catches your eye and there are so many details in this place.
But remember no photos inside !!
The location of the Basilica couldn’t be any more magical if it tried, The River Ebro is running right behind it and in the front, there’s a huge square where people come to eat or drink a coffee whilst people-watching, plus it’s got some amazing sculptures!
Heading into the Plaza del Pilar, this is one of the largest pedestrian squares in Europe make sure you check out the waterfall at one end which represents Latin America and see the world statue.
Oh yea the river…..
The Ebro is the second longest river in Spain and runs through Zaragoza all the way from Cantabria to the Mediterranean sea. In Zaragoza you can find a lot of nice places to sit down and enjoy the view of Ebro, while recuperating before exploring more of the city.
A rich and diverse collection of street art. This is in small fact due to the annual Festival Asalto that takes place in the city, one of the finest street art festivals in Europe.
The event not only brings art to the city but in the process has breathed life into some of the city’s poorest neighbourhoods.
Here are just a few of the magnificence example you can find !
Something to eat…..
The food scene in Zaragoza is incredible.
We could easily fill 24 hours here just eating and drinking to our hearts content. Sadly I had just a handful of hours to soak up some of the city’s famous tapas bars.
Our first port of call was ‘El Tubo’ where the city’s rich tapas scene is enmeshed in a tangle of streets in the heart of the city’s old town.
Really simple but good. That’s the beauty of Spanish food!
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