HIGHLIGHTS​

 

The Pilar Basilica

Masterpiece of Baroque art. Built in the 17th and 18th centuries, the basilica houses several pieces of great value from different periods, including frescoes painted by Goya.

On 12 October, flowers are offered to honour the Virgin during the Pilar celebrations. Thousands of people from all over the country gather to attend the festivities.

Aljafería Palace

Built in the second half of the 11th century at the behest of Al-Muqtadir, the fortified palace is one of the most noteworthy examples of the Spanish-Muslim architecture of the time.

The plafonds, coffered ceilings and decorative plasterwork characteristic of this unique monument captivate visitors. Today, this historic building houses the Regional Parliament of Aragon.

Zaragoza Expo

Following the 2008 International Exhibition “Water and Sustainable Development", Zaragoza underwent a major transformation, leaving behind a valuable legacy of new and modern buildings.

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WHAT TO D​O

 

Fêtes du Pilar

Fêtes du Pilar

12th October

These are the main annual fiestas in the regional capital of Aragon, characterised by a broad range of activities that fill the streets with fun, colour and entertainment for a week at the least.

CONNECTIONS AND RELATED DESTINATIONS

The capital of Catalonia boasts a great number of architectural treasures and a rich historic heritage.​

Madrid is the country's capital and financial centre, and it combines modern infrastructures such as the “Puerta de Europa” (Gate of Europe) with a rich cultural, artistic and architectural heritage like its famous historic quarter or the “Madrid de los Austrias” (The Madrid of the Habsburgs). ​

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