Zaragoza, the beautiful capital city of the autonomous community of Aragon, lies by the river Ebro in the center of the Ebro basin. Zaragoza is truly worth a visit, not only because of its rich history that reaches back to about 24 a.D. when the city was founded by the Romans under the name Colonia Caesaraugusta. Especially, the historical part of Zaragoza offers plenty of sights that should be visited, including the Basilica of Nuestra Señora del Pilar, the Aljafería Palace, and the La Seo Cathedral.
In 1986, Zaragoza was declared UNESCO World Heritage for its unique Mudéjar architecture of Aragon. The Mudéjar art reflects the particular political, social and cultural conditions that prevailed in Spain after the Reconquista and combines Islamic traditions with various contemporary European styles, particularly the Gothic.
But it is not only the rich history of the city and the tremendous amount of museums that make Zaragoza such a pleasant place to be. In our trip to Zaragoza, we were just taken away by the “El Tubo” neighbourhood with its small streets and the wealth of small bars and restaurants. This part of the city has a very particular charm and invites to enjoy the Spanish lifestyle, with typical Tapas and cold drinks. Definitely a “must” see.