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Throughout the year, Zaragoza is the centre of varied and intense cultural activity. Festivals such as Asalto, the International Urban Art one and Trayectos, for the contemporary dance in urban landscapes are an international reference point. The most important celebration in the city are Las Fiestas del Pilar, which took place in October, the city triples its population – estimated at 700,000 people – and hosts more than 500 cultural and recreational events enjoyed by locals and visitors. The Semana Santa (holy Week) of Zaragoza has more than 700 years of history and was declared of international tourist interest. The heart of the city provides a master formula for fun, history and culture. Zaragoza is lived and enjoyed in the streets. Besides, the city counts on a plenty of leisure activities in the former Expo site, such as the largest river Aquarium in Europe or in the Water Park.

Caesaraugusta’s route Museum

Caesaraugusta in the only Roman city that had the privilege of bearing the full name of its founder, Caesar Augustus. Discover the political centre and most emblematic public buildings of the Roman city and to experience the areas in which the colony’s commercial, economic, political, social, cultural and religious activities took place. • Caesaraugusta Forum Museum • Caesaraugusta River Port Museum • Caesaraugusta Public Baths Museum • Caesaraugusta Theatre Museum
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Why Zaragoza?

Zaragoza is the capital of Aragon and the main city of the Ebro Valley, its privileged position converts it into a crossroads of natural paths and at an equal distance from Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Bilbao. The city counts on an international airport and a railway network with the high-Speed line (AVE). This tourist destination has a delicious gastronomy and a rich heritage of historical monuments, with the impressive Basilica del Pilar and Cathedral of San Salvador, the 11th century Aljaferia Palace, the astonishing paintings of the universal artist Goya or the important examples of the Mudejar style - UNESCO Heritage of Mankind -, among others.

Royal Cavalry Armoury (Real Maestranza de Caballería)

Headquarters of the Royal Armoured Calvary since 1912. It was commissioned by the jurist Miguel Donlope, and was not finished until the last quarter of the 16th century. Its façade presents features that would become commonly seen in these buildings, such as a semicircular arch, three floors, rough, arched gallery, slit windows and classical style wooden eaves. On the inside, one can find rich plaster ornamentation in the courtyard and on the stairs, an extraordinary wooden ceiling, and fine craftsmanship in the main floor rooms.
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