in Zaragoza & Surrounding Area - Aragón, Spain
- one of the great monumental
towns in Spain. It was founded some 2000 years ago, and the Iberians, Romans,
Goths and Arabians equally left their heritage. Zaragoza includes important
buildings of Spanish baroque. Today the town is economically very
active, and organizes several important international fairs. Zaragoza
is the culminant point in the valley of the river Ebro, Spain's most water-bearing
river, in an impressive landscape with picturesque villages and very old
traditions and popular customs.
HOTELS IN ZARAGOZA & SURROUNDING AREAS, ARAGON, SPAIN
browsing accommodation in Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain
Hotel Zaragoza Los Enlaces, a Marriott Lifestyle Hotel, Zaragoza
AC Los Enlaces is a modern hotel located in the west of Zaragoza, three
kilometres from the centre of the city and just one kilometre from Delicias
railway station. The hotel's restaurant has innovative modern decor
and guests can enjoy a range of traditional Spanish dishes prepared with
fresh local produce. It is complimented by room service, which offers a
selection of drinks and snacks. Business users will benefit from a range
of onsite services, from secretaries and car rental to photocopying, printing
and fax facilities. The health-conscious can make use of the fitness
centre, and those arriving by car will appreciate the nearby parking facilities.
A number of the highlights of Zaragoza, including the Basilica of Our Lady
of the Pillar and the Arab palace of Aljaferia, are within three kilometres
of the hotel.
lovely hotel is strategically located in the heart of the historic city
center, next to Zaragoza's shopping district and only five minutes from
the Basilica del Pilar. It is also close to motorway links with Madrid,
Barcelona, Valencia, Logroño and Pamplona, and just 10 minutes from
the airport. Hotel Hesperia Zaragoza features 86 rooms, a cafe-bar, a car
park and the chance to sample the best Aragonese cuisine at the Al Punto
Restaurant. Located in a modern and functional building, the hotel
offers all the facilities you could wish for on your trip, whether it be
business or pleasure. 86 rooms fitted with: fully-fitted bathroom,
hair-dryer, heating, air conditioning, Wi-Free: free wireless Internet
access and background music
Zaragoza Hotel, Zaragoza
hotel is centrally-located, very close to the commercial area and the monuments
of Zaragoza, 900 m from the Basilica of the Virgin of the Pillar and La
Seo, the Cathedral of the Savior, 1.8 km from the Auditorium and Convention
Center, 5 minutes from the train station and 20 minutes from the airport.
In Hotel Meliá Zaragoza you will be able to enjoy all the features
of a five-star hotel: 247 recently-renovated rooms and suites, Royal Service,
a varied breakfast buffet with show-cooking, a restaurante à la
carte, spa, Business Center, and other things.
Ciudad de Zaragoza Hotel, Zaragoza
in historical centre of the city. NH Ciudad de Zaragoza, building of recent
construction is located a few meters from the 'Basilica del Pilar'.
This hotel is designed for business and, also due to its location, for
tourists as well. Easy access from the A2 motorway, airport and Fair of
Zaragoza. Our kitchen is splendidly located on the borders of Ebro,
offering a new kitchen full of market fresh produce, with the raw materials
being dealt with the maximum respect. Our kitchen splendidly located
on the border of the Ebro, offers a new kitchen of market fresh products
in which the raw materials are dealt with the maximum respect.
Collection Gran Hotel de Zaragoza, Zaragoza
NH Gran Hotel, opened in 1929 by HRH D. Alfonso XIII preserves the flavour
of that era and offers you its sumptuous and luxurious installations.
Located in the heart of the city in the shopping and cultural district,
next to the Paseo de la Independencia and close to the Basilica del Pilar
and the historic district. One of today’s top examples of creative
Aragonese cuisine. The restaurant is under the direction of Enrique Martínez,
the prestigious restaurateur and NH consultant, and is host to the well-known
culinary conferences he has organized each fall for a decade, making La
Ontina a reference point both inside and outside the culinary world.
de Sos del Rey Católico, Zaragoza
Nature and history entwine
in the town of Sos del Rey Católico, a protected historic and artistic
site. Its medieval streets are remarkably well preserved, in a walled town
with seven gates, evoking the times of kings and conquests, nobles and
prosperity. The hotel was recently restored, conserving the features
of the typical Aragonese mansion. Its features include the rectangular
plan tower, balconies, a gallery with wooden railings and a large garden
next to the city wall. In the interior there is a stunning contrast between
the Castilian style furniture and the brightly coloured fabrics of the
remodel. The restaurant offers tradition and authenticity, the smells and
flavours of the cooking of the Villas, the area which gives its name to
the restaurant; here one can try cardoons from Muel with almonds and ham,
migas (breadcrumbs) with eggs and sausage, cod ajoarriero style, the Aragonese
lamb with D.O., cream cheese from Sos or almond cake. A treat for the senses,
to be accompanied by one of the 100 wines in our cellar.
Reino de Aragón, Zaragoza
modern hotel with a light stone façade, the Silken Reino de Aragon
is located in Zaragoza's historical and commercial city centre, three kilometres
from Delicias railway station. Open for lunch and dinner, Los Fueros restaurant
serves typical Spanish cuisine and international dishes in elegant surroundings.
Tapas drinks and snacks are available in Tropical, the hotel bar.Guests
can browse the complimentary newspapers over a coffee, or work off some
energy in the fitness room, open around the clock. Zaragoza's historical
attractions are within easy walking distance from the hotel, including
the Seo cathedral (450 metres) and Aljaferia Palace (one kilometre).
This six-floor hotel features 117 air-conditioned guestrooms, all of which
include satellite television, telephones, free Internet access, minibars,
safes, refrigerators and marble bathrooms.
Tourist Information by Gary Marshall
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Zaragoza is the fifth largest
city in Spain and capital of the Aragon region. It is situated in the northeast
of Spain, roughly halfway between Madrid and Barcelona. The city has been
relatively untouched by tourism, although this is now likely to change
with the recent opening of a new high-speed rail link from Madrid. Zaragoza
has some notable historic monuments, including a Moorish palace and several
fine churches. There are also many tapas bars, cafes and restaurants, while
Zaragoza's 40,000 students help to give the city a lively feel.
The Romans founded Zaragoza
around 2,000 years ago, and the city takes its name from the Roman emperor
Caesar Augusta. Zaragoza was ruled by the Beni-Hud dynasty in the 11th
century. Despite having a reputation as a Christian hero, the legendary
El Cid was in fact a mercenary leader who fought for the Islamic Beni Huds
during this time. The city is also famous for resisting Napoleonic forces
during the great sieges of the early 19th century.
The majority of Zaragoza's
tourist attractions, including La Lonja, El Pilar and La Seo cathedral,
are situated around the Plaza del Pilar. Between this large public square
and the River Ebro is the huge Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar. This
impressive Baroque church has a large central dome surrounded by 10 smaller
domes, with four tall towers in each corner.
of Nuestra Senora Del Pilar at Sunset, Zaragoza
| It was built to honour
the Virgin of the Apostle who, according to legend, appeared before St
James on this site in AD40. The basilica's interior is notable for its
carvings and elaborate frescoes, with the highlight being a series of paintings
by Francisco de Goya within the central dome. One of Spain's best-loved
painters, Goya was born in 1746 in a small village just outside Zaragoza.
A couple of bombs were dropped
on the church during the Spanish Civil War but fortunately they failed
The Gothic cathedral of La
Seo was built on the site of Islamic mosque. Its museum contains many treasures,
such as paintings, tapestries and sculptures. A short distance from La
Seo is the Renaissance exchange of La Lonja, constructed from thousands
of small bricks. La Lonja's interior is notable its magnificent stone ornamentation.
The Palacio de la Aljaferia,
built during the 11th century, is located to the west of the city centre.
Although it has been modified many times over the years, this Moorish palace
still retains its original mosque and courtyard. The elaborately carved
ceiling on the first floor contains images of the Catholic monarchs, Ferdinand
There are some great views
of the city from the much-photographed bridge, Puente de Piedra, which
spans the River Ebro. Constructed in 1813, the bridge contains elements
of Basque, French and Italian architecture. Other historic attractions
in Zaragoza include the 18th century Puerta del Carmen, once part of the
city walls, and the Arab Baths dating from the 13th century. Children will
enjoy the science museum and the amusement park, which is set within attractive
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Attractions in Zaragoza - Spain by Seb Jay
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Zaragoza is the regional
capital of Aragon - the 'bread basket' of North East Spain. It resides
of the River Ebro, which flows from the mountains to the north of the La
Rioja wine region and out into the Mediterranean at the Costa del Azahar.
The city is a beautiful place to visit no matter what the time of year.
It also has some rather unusual attractions.
La Seo is a spectacular multi-turreted
cathedral that was built on top of an Arab mosque in the 12th century.
It is one of Spain's architectural wonders, its three naves revealing a
multitude of styles including additions and alterations of Gothic, Baroque,
Renaissance and neo-classical design. The outer Mudejar wall and the detail
it supports is well worth the visit alone!
Arab Baths are found all
around Spain. The ones at Zaragoza though have a unique history. It is
thought by scholars that they were built on the site of Jewish Baths. The
Baths' proximity to the Zaragoza synagogue seems to support this theory.
The Bullring - La Misericordia
Bullrings are undeniably
one of Spain's most recognisable symbols, and there are certainly more
famous bullrings than the bullring in Zaragoza. No other bullring though
is likely to match the one at Zaragoza for its sheer drama and architectural
magnificence. If you're not impressed by the retractable Teflon roof over
a structure that draws parallels with the Coliseum in Rome, I'll eat my
Farm, La Muela, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain
Zuda Tower is the only surviving
piece of the magnificent Zuda Palace from 10th century Zaragoza. It was
built on the site of the Roman wall, and built from Roman materials. Many
of Aragon's kings have resided at Zuda Palace down the centuries. Today
Zuda Tower is a tourist office.
La Lonja is an important
addition to Zaragoza's architectural heritage. Built between 1541 and 1551
it was originally designed as an exchange (contracting exchange) in which
farmers, growers and dealers would meet to trade agricultural produce.
At the time it was undoubtedly one of the most important buildings in all
On entering La Lonja you
will find an impressive building that oozes Gothic and Renaissance charm.
The vaulted ceilings are truly magnificent and the detail in the carvings
on the columns and on the walls of the Exchange exquisite.
Getting to Zaragoza
Zaragoza airport is situated
some 12km from the city centre.
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