From our travelers we have heard this was a sensational view of the past.
The city of Zaragoza lies in the northeastern part of Spain, in the region of Aragón. It’s not as well known as some of Spain’s other big cities. It is, in fact, Spain’s fifth-largest city, even bigger than more popular places such as Bilbao or Málaga, although it’s rarely talked about and is visited by few international tourists compared with the others.
Zaragoza is the capital of Spain’s autonomous region of Aragón, which used to be its own kingdom. This means that it’s home to lots of grand monuments, palaces, and houses. These include the Moorish Aljafería Palace, the grand Museo de Zaragoza, and the intricately decorated Casa Solans. And it is easy to reach from Barcelona by train.
The best example of Moorish architecture to be seen outside of Andalusia is Zaragoza’s Aljafería Palace. Built during the second half of the 11th century, it’s filled with ornate Arabic arches and intricate carvings.
Zaragoza has over 2,000 years of history and has been ruled by the Romans, the Moors and Christian kings, each one leaving their mark upon the city. Today, you can see remains of Zaragoza’s history in the Roman ruins of the Teatro Romano and the Mudejar-style churches and the baroque Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar.
Aragón, like many regions in Spain, has its own cuisine, which is different from other areas. Aragonese cuisine features lots of types of hearty stews, packed with meat and vegetables, as well as quality produce, from haricot beans to onions from Fuentes, and asparagus from the banks of the River Ebro. It’s also known for its various types of fruit.
So if you have visited Barcelona and are looking for a glance into Spain not swarming with tourists but full of history, you'll thoroughly enjoy this visit to Zaragoza.
- The price of this tour does not include any admissions, food, beverages, or gratuities.
- No vehicle is used throughout this itinerary.
- Train tickets are not included in the cost of this tour and are booked separately. The train duration is about 1.5-2 hours each way. It is your responsibility to make it to the Barcelona train station in a timely manner to make your departure train for Zaragoza. Please allow more than enough time to locate your platform and board your train.
- Your tour in Zaragoza will last about 4 hours.
- You will be accompanied by an English speaking escort on the train both directions.
- You will have a local English speaking guide in Zaragoza.
- The length of the train ride is 1 hour 45 minutes each way through beautiful countryside. Expect the entire tour to last about 7.5 to 8 hours.
Days offered: 7 days a week