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|Cinema, international release, 1 seat||$9.49|
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When people visit Spain, they mostly concentrate on the big cities like Madrid and Barcelona, and often miss the adjacent small yet beautiful ones that echo the ethereal beauty and cultural heritage of Spain. One such small yet vibrant city is Zaragoza. It’s the capital of Zaragoza province, situated on the banks of Ebro River. You can reach the city via train or plane, but if you are in a hurry, then flight is a better option. The airport is just 10 km away from the city center and from different parts of Spain, you can find many cheap flights to Zaragoza. There are both midrange and lavish hotels in Zaragoza. You can book your rooms online or visit the city, check the hotels personally and then select the one that fits your budget and taste.
There are lots of exciting places to see in this culturally rich city and the most famous destination of them all is Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Pilar. It’s a Roman Catholic Church whose construction work began in 1681. The church showcases some of the most brilliant paintings made by Goya and Bayaeu, two celebrated artists of Spain. There is no entry charge, but photography is strictly prohibited.
If you love religious places, your next stop can be Catedral de la Seo. It’s a Gothic style cathedral and the artistic tapestries are a scene to behold. What most people don’t know is that Catedral de la Seo was built over the remnants of a mosque.
The famous castle of Zaragoza is Palacio de la Aljaferia. It’s a Moorish castle and the ceiling of the building is made of gold. Visit this castle to get a glimpse of Spain’s economically rich past. Another must see artifact of the city is Las Murallas. It is basically the remains of an ancient city that once encircled the city.
History lovers should take a tour of the Caesaraugusta route. This route features four museums and a joint ticket allows you to watch all of them by paying an economical fee. However, if you are running short of money, then visit Museo Zaragoza and Museo Ibercaja Aznar as both these museums don’t charge anything from visitors. In these two museums, you can see a huge painting collection of Goya.