Spain is a sovereign state located in south-western Europe and bordered to the South and East by the Mediterranean Sea. The Spanish tourism industry is the second largest in the world and the country has always been popular for its sunny weather and sandy beaches. Its colourful cuisine is a delight, boasting delicious dishes such as a variety of paella and cold soups like gazpacho. Spanish music sets the scene for the country, with the upbeat flamenco being the most popular.
Stay in the Premiere Classe Zaragoza 280 Hotel as an excellent starting point for exploring the country. The city boasts an impressive array of landscape, ranging from deserts to lush forests and meadows. Zaragoza is filled with interesting historical sights which make for a great holiday, such as beautiful cathedrals and castles. If you fancy a daytrip to Barcelona and don’t mind a drive as it takes around three hours by car, then it is well worth the trip!
Two days is just enough time to get a glimpse of what Spain has to offer. If you are staying in the Premiere Classe Zaragoza 280 Hotel make sure you visit the scenic River Ebro, which boasts amazing history. Visit the Lonja city hall and the cathedral of San Salvador. There is also a water park along the River Ebro to explore. The centre of Zaragoza boasts great opportunities for shopping on day two.
A week in Spain means you have time to see all the best attractions. Make sure you see all Zaragoza has to offer, such as authentic open-air markets. The city has a great nightlife with plenty of bars and clubs on offer. There are also dramatized city visits where the history of the city is acted out for young people. If you have time, head to Barcelona which is only a three-hour car journey away. A popular tourist destination, it offers gorgeous beaches. If you catch the train you could also find yourself at the heart of the Spanish capital, Madrid where you will find many museums and the Almudena Cathedral. You will also be able to enjoy fabulous traditional food here.
A family break
Coming to Spain can be fun for the whole family. There is the Zaragoza aquarium which is perfect for animal and sea life lovers and fun at any age! The best thing is children between the ages of 0-12 benefit from free entry. Then there is the Zaragoza amusement park which offers family-friendly rides and attractions. Spain’s capital, Madrid and Barcelona are only 2 hours away by train, so take the children for a fun day out.
The international airport is just 10 kilometres outside of Zaragoza and runs flights regularly. Reaching the centre from the airport is easy via taxi. Stay in the Premiere Classe Zaragoza 280 Hotel, close to the airport. Once you’re in Spain use the excellent train and bus services to get around. Zaragoza is also linked by fast train to Madrid.
Food is an art in Zaragoza, so make sure you enjoy the best of its culinary delights. Head for the Plaza de San Miguel for the best tapas around. Many of the tapas dishes are prepared using local produce, such as vegetables from the gardens of the River Ebro, Aragon baby lamb and extra virgin olive oil.
Join in with the Fiestas del Pilar, an annual festival celebrated in the city of Zaragoza in honour of the patron saint of the city. The festival takes place in the week of October 12 and a wide variety of events is organised by the city hall. Private organisations also host their own events and shows.
A legend links Zaragoza to the beginnings of Christianity in Spain. According to legend, the Virgin Mary appeared miraculously to Saint James the Great standing on a pillar in the first century. This legend is celebrated during the Pilar festival. Offerings of fruits and flowers take place during the festival as a sign of devotion to the virgin.