Zaragoza, Home of the Basilica del Pilar and a City with an Excellent Geographical Position
Zaragoza is the capital of the Autonomous Community of Aragón and the fifth largest and most populated in Spain. Its location is excellent as it is about 300 km from the country's largest cities, Madrid, Barcelona and Bilbao, and 200 km from the French border. This makes it one of the peninsula's leading logistics and communications hubs.
How to reach Zaragoza and get round the city
Getting to Zaragoza is easy as it is served by an excellent transport network. Zaragoza airport is only 10 km from the city centre, which you can reach by taxi or the bus service to Puerta del Carmen. The AVE high speed train which runs between Madrid and Barcelona also serves the city, stopping at Zaragoza Delicias. Motorways connect the city with Madrid, Barcelona and Bilbao.
Moving round Zaragoza is also easy, thanks to its good transport network. Visitors can use the TUZSA buses, the city's trams, which were inaugurated in 2011 and run through the historical and business centre, taxis, and the Bizi public bike service, which has become increasingly popular since it was introduced in 2008.
What to see in Zaragoza?
Especially in its historical centre, the city offers many attractions and points of interest for visitors throughout the year. The most iconic site in the city is undoubtedly the Basílica of Nuestra Señora del Pilar, located in the square of the same name. It is one of the most beautiful in Spain and is complemented perfectly by the Seo del Salvador. Located 3 minutes away from the basilica, it is a perfect combination of Gothic, Romanesque and Mudéjar styles; an authentic jewel, which contains the second largest tapestry museum in the world after the Vatican.
The centre of Zaragoza also has its share of museums, including the Provincial Museum, the Goya Museum, the Museum of Zaragoza, the Museo de la Tortilla, the Pablo Gargallo and the Caesar Augusta Roman Baths.
A wealth of leisure attractions
The district known as El Tubo, near the old part of Zaragoza, is home to many bars where you can enjoy a drink in a lively atmosphere. It is an excellent choice for a night out in the city. It can be reached from Plaza España, which leads into the centre of the city. Paseo de la Independencia runs out of the square and near it you will find Calle Alfonso I, with its shops and restaurants, and Plaza de los Sitios, one of Zaragoza's most popular squares.
Accommodation in Zaragoza
To get to know Zaragoza well the ideal place to stay is the centre of the city. The Silken Reino de Aragón is a 4-star hotel situated at number 80 in Calle del Coso, less than 100 metres from Plaza España, near the Teatro Principal and only 5 minutes from the Cathedral - Seo del Salvador. This was the hotel used by Real Zaragoza football team for their pre-match meetings in their greatest years. It is modern, elegant and functional, offering a series of services that will make your stay enjoyable and part of an unforgettable visit.