I hadn’t even heard of Zaragoza before my friend Megan moved there, but it is actually Spain’s fifth largest city, the capital of Spain’s Aragon region, and conveniently place between Bilbao, Barcelona, and Madrid. Although my days were mostly leisurely, I did enjoy going out to enjoy the city’s highlights.
Basilica of Our Lady the Pillar
Zaragoza’s most iconic monument is definitely the Basilica of Our Lady the Pillar. It is huge, it is gorgeous, and it is iconic. In fact, is it reputable as the first church in history to bless the Virgin Mary.
The Aljafería Palace is a medieval Islamic palace which was built in the 11th century. Its architecture is stunning and it is definitely worth a visit.
Other aspects about Zaragoza I highly enjoyed were the presence of street art and Roman ruins throughout the center.
One thing I particularly enjoyed about Zaragoza was just how livable it is. It wasn’t as overrun by tourists like Barcelona– it’s more “real Spain.”
Have you ever been to Zaragoza?