Guided Walking Tour, Wednesday, Sep 11, 18:30
(Image source: Zaragoza turismo)
A guided walking tour will start at 18:30 on Wednesday, September 11 from the conference venue. You can enjoy the immortal city of Zaragoza, a welcoming, dynamic metropolis that has borne witness to more than 2,000 years of history. Zaragoza is a crossroads of civilisations and awaits you with a stunning array of heritage monuments in the form of city walls, churches, basilicas, palaces, stately houses… All of which can be admired as you stroll along its historic streets.
Romans, Muslims, Jews and Christians have all left their mark on the city. One can easily appreciate this melting pot of cultures by visiting some of the many monuments, such as La Seo Cathedral, which encompasses a large part of Aragon’s history or any of the numerous Mudejar and Baroque-style temples and towers that enhance the city centre.
The oldest part of the city is a veritable treasure trove of architectural wonders, but the grandest and most significant must surely be the Basilica of Nuestra Señora del Pilar, the great Baroque temple that symbolizes Zaragoza and houses many priceless works of art. During the tour of the Aragon capital city, you will enjoy the numerous paintings that the great Francisco de Goya left at different sites around the city as a permanent legacy from the initial stages of his artistic career.
In Zaragoza’s more modern suburbs you can find impressive avenues and boulevards, gardened areas and wide streets lined with large buildings and monuments, many of which were built during the late 19th and early 20th century. Shops, bars and taverns, a lively atmosphere all day long and the friendly nature of the locals ensure that your guided walking tour in Zaragoza will be a truly memorable experience.