Enjoy strolling through the historic streets of the city and let yourself be amazed by the hidden spots which are there waiting silently for visitors to discover them. Museums, squares, buildings, sculptures... greet you and plunge you into past cultures and avant-garde trends. 

We have drawn up a list of sights that you can`t miss: churches, monuments, bridges, natural spaces... all laden with history which comes together with the emerging image of a modern and dynamic Zaragoza. 

Zaragoza is an interesting city to visit due to its wide range of attractions both in terms of business, congresses and conventions and cultural, religious, sporting, gastronomic and incentive trip tourism, among others.

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Zaragoza Tourism has put together a list of the most iconic sights in the city for a complete tour of the essential spots and those of the greatest cultural value. Enjoy each and every one of them, because they house centuries of history just waiting to be discovered. Beauty, culture and modernity come together to make the city an exciting adventure to experience.



The Basílica del Pilar is the symbol of the city par excellence. Tradition holds that the Virgin Mary came to Zaragoza to the Apostle Saint James (Santiago), who was preaching on the banks of the Ebro, to console him. The Virgin gave him a jasper column as a symbol of the strength that he should demonstrate in his faith. Inside you will find an image of the Virgin resting on a Pillar (Pilar), the jasper column she is said to have given to the Apostle. The alabaster High Altarpiece still boasts some of its polychrome tiles, a spectacular example of Late Renaissance architecture, finished by Damian Forment. Goya also left his mark on the temple, particularly on the dome, the setting for his fresco ``Queen of Martyrs``. A vast basilica of intense emotional resonance for local residents.



It has been a Roman temple, Visigoth church, Mosque and finally a Cathedral, and thus bears witness to a range of contrasting artistic styles: Romanesque, Mudéjar, Renaissance, Gothic and Baroque. Also known as La Seo, particularly remarkable features include the Mudéjar wall of the parish, the Baroque tower and the Neoclassical façade. The main altarpiece, dedicated to El Salvador, is rendered in alabaster. The Chapter House is home to the Tapestry Museum, an interesting tapestry collection spanning the 15th to the 18th centuries.



The beautifully restored Palacio de la Aljafería rises up majestically near Zaragoza-Delicias Station. During the guided tour you can learn about the importance of the palace under the rule of the taifas and subsequently as the residence of the Reyes Católicos. Moreover, this singular building will continue to exist in all of its splendour, since it is currently home to the Aragonese Parliament.



Zaragoza, an important centre in Roman Hispania, conserves interesting archaeological remains that bear witness to the city`s prosperity at the time.



Situated in the Plaza San Felipe, this museum offers you two attractions in one: you can both contemplate the work of Pablo Gargallo, and discover the Palacio de los Condes de Argillo, a late Renaissance building from the 17th century. The significant works exhibited comprise sculptures, documents and drawings donated to Zaragoza City Council by the artist's daughter.



One of the best conserved Aragonese Renaissance courtyards, the Patio de la Infanta was formerly part of the now defunct Palavio Zaporta, whose front and courtyard were bought by a French antique dealer and taken to Paris, and it was dismantled and transferred to the Ibercaja Head Office stone by stone in 1980.





Set within the most important monumental area of Zaragoza, by the Basílica del Pilar, the Town Hall, the Archbishop`s Palace and La Seo Cathedral, la Lonja is the finest existing example of Aragonese Renaissance civil architecture. A stunning beautiful, uniquely decorated building, it is currently used by the Zaragoza City Council as an Exhibition Gallery.



As a result of the International Expo Zaragoza 2008, Zaragoza has experienced a great transformation leaving a valuable legacy with the construction of new and modern buildings.