Saragossa It is one of the cities with the most architectural and cultural value in Spain. The streets of the house Naiara, winner of OT 2023host a rich mix of Roman history, Renaissance architectural wonders and a unique gastronomic offer that mixes with tradition.

From the platform free GuruWalk tours have selected seven things that probably many are unaware of the capital of Aragon, a ideal city to explore on foot and a perfect destination for a getaway or a weekend as a couple or with friends.


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The inert bombs of the Basilica del Pilar

Two of the bombs exposed inside the Basilica of El Pilar, launched during the War but neither exploded.
Two bombs exposed inside the Basilica of El Pilar, launched during the War but neither exploded.

One of the most surprising facts about Zaragoza is found in the Pilar Basilica, one of the most important Marian sanctuaries in Spain. During the Spanish Civil War, four bombs were dropped on the basilicabut none exploded. Two of these artifacts are displayed inside the temple as a powerful symbol of faith and miracle.

The Caesaraugusta Route

The Roman theater of Zaragoza was built in the 1st century AD in the ancient city of Caesaraugusta.  It had a capacity for 6,000 spectators and is the only one in Spain that houses a grave under its stage.  Today, the site is divided into two areas: the museum and the area with the archaeological remains.
The Roman theater of Zaragoza was built in the 1st century AD in the ancient city of Caesaraugusta.

Zaragoza hides under its modern streets the remains of Caesaraugusta, the Roman city on which it sits. The surprising thing about this route is the possibility of literally walking through history, visiting what were the Forum, the River Port, the Public Baths and the Theater of the ancient Roman city. Not in vain, Caesaraugusta was the only Roman city that enjoyed the privilege of bearing the name of its founder.


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The Patio of the Infanta

Patio of the Infanta of Ibercaja
Patio of the Infanta of Ibercaja

In the heart of Zaragoza is the Patio of the Infanta, a jewel of the Aragonese and Spanish Renaissance. Originally part of Gabriel Zaporta’s palace house, this patio was moved and rebuilt within the Ibercaja headquarters in 1980. The curious thing about this place is its history of disassembly, transfer and restoration, a feat of engineering and art.

The River Aquarium

Zaragoza River Aquarium
Zaragoza River Aquarium

Zaragoza hosts one of the largest freshwater aquariums in Europe, with 2.5 million liters and 350 species. Focused on river ecosystems, the Zaragoza Aquarium offers visitors the opportunity to learn in detail the most important rivers in the world, from the Amazon to the Nile, observing the fauna that lives in them.

El Tubo, gastronomic labyrinth

One of the streets of El Tubo de Zaragoza, a set of alleys full of bars
One of the streets of El Tubo de Zaragoza, a set of alleys full of bars

“The Tubes” It is a labyrinth of narrow streets full of bars of tapas in the old town of Zaragoza. Each bar offers its specialty, creating a culinary adventure with a wide variety of traditional and modern tapas ranging from mushrooms to Aragonese migas.


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The Museum of Fire and Firefighters

Fire trucks exhibited in the Museum of Fire and Firefighters
Fire trucks exhibited in the Museum of Fire and Firefighters

The Museum of Fire and Firefighters of Zaragoza It is not only a tribute to the brave profession of firefighting, but also an interactive exhibition on the history of fire and its impact on society. What is surprising is the vintage vehicle collectionequipment and simulations that offer an educational and entertaining perspective for visitors of all ages.

The Imperial Canal of Aragon

Imperial Canal of Aragon, an 18th century engineering work to improve irrigation and navigation.
Imperial Canal of Aragon, an 18th century engineering work to improve irrigation and navigation.

One of the least known tourist attractions in Zaragoza is the Imperial Canal of Aragon. This historical engineering work runs from El Bocal (Fontelles, Navarra) to Fuentes de Ebro (Zaragoza) and dates back to century XVIII. The canal was designed to improve irrigation and navigation in the region. Today, its calm waters and surroundings offer a perfect place to relaxing walks, cycling and enjoying naturefar from the busiest tourist circuits.


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