Zaragoza city

Spain’s fifth-largest city and the capital of the Aragon region. It was one of the most important cities of Al Andalus, an independent Islamic kingdom called Saraqusta. Its legacy remains alive in the imposing Palacio de la Aljafería and in some masterpieces of Mudejar art. Although Zaragoza is much more. A friendly and lively city, watered by the Ebro River, the largest in Spain. A strong symbol and also a true enjoyment.

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4 buildings you can't miss in Zaragoza
Aljafería Palace

It is the Spain's finest Islamic-era building outside Andalusia. Built as a fortified palace for Zaragoza's Islamic rulers (11th century), it was very important during taifas peiod and, later, as residence of Isabel and Fernando, the Christian Kings. Aragón's regional parliament has been housed here since 1987.

El Pilar

Reflected on the Ebro River, it is a symbol of Zaragoza. According to Christian tradition, this is the world's first temple with a special dedication to the Virgin Mary. You will be surprised by the striking domes covered with tiles in yellow, blue, green and white. The interior stands out for its artistic wealth.

La Seo

Zaragoza's cathedral stands on the site where once stood Saraqusta's Aljama mosque (which itself was founded upon an ancient Roman temple). Its northeast external wall is a Mudejar masterpiece, with classic brickwork and colourful ceramic decoration in complex geometric patterns. A heritage of Islamic art.

San Pablo

The tower and the apse of this church are among the finest examples of Mudejar art, declared world heritage in 2001: the new and original style developed by the Muslim builders who keep their religion and art when power passed into Christian hands. This style was used in many palaces and churches.