Zaragoza Castle

What to See in Zaragoza in Just One Day

Do you want to know what to see in Zaragoza in one day? We have already talked about top things to do in Zaragoza, but if you are only able to sightsee in this remarkable corner of Northeast Spain for one day, we will tell you plenty of places to go that aren’t that far from one another. Read on to find out more about the most fascinating places the capital city of Aragon has to offer.

Aljafería Castle in Zaragoza

The Roman Forum in the Forum Museum of Caesaraugusta

This modern museum contains some remarkable Roman-era ruins. The old forum of Zaragoza and an ancient marketplace are now covered over and protected by the museum. Handy panels explain the significance of the artifacts inside.

Aljafería Palace

This palace is fortified and looks like the quintessential Hispano-Muslim castle from the outside facade. On the inside, you can discover so much more with a walled garden, wonderfully decorated arches and ornate windows in every corner.

Palace of the Counts of Morata

This is a 16th-century building that was once the family seat of the Morata dynasty. Today, the remarkable structure serves a public purpose and is the location of the High Court of Aragon.

Museum of Caesaraugusta

Other than the Forum Museum, Caesaraugusta features two further places of interest. One institution is devoted to the remains of the city’s Roman baths while the other is a covered museum that now protects the old Roman amphitheater, one of the largest that was built on the Iberian peninsula.

Cesar Augusto Sculpture

This large display of public art commemorates the Emperor Augustus. He was the man who founded Zaragoza. Visitors can find the sculpture close to the remains of the city’s old Roman defensive walls.

Caesaraugusta Walls

The Roman-era walls of Zaragoza are of great historical interest. Not much of the structure survives to this day but there are about 80 meters of these old military walls left to explore. Find them close to the city’s central market.

See a Panoramic View of Zaragoza From the Torreón de la Zuda

A great place to get to know the city, the Torreón de la Zuda is a five-story building which affords some marvelous vistas over the cityscape. It also serves as the city’s tourist office, so it is a good place to head if you have limited time on your hands.

Pilar Square

The heart of the city, this square is dominated by the Basilica del Pilar and Zaragoza’s cathedral. You can enter the Basilica most days without charge and enjoy its Baroque stylings up close. If not, just wander around the square and soak up the atmosphere.

Where to Stay in Zaragoza

Looking for well-located accommodation? Catalonia El Pilar is one of the smartest four-star hotels in Zaragoza you could wish to stay in. Located just a stone’s throw from the majestic Ebro River, this particular hotel is 300 meters from El Pilar Basilica and an even shorter distance to the city’s famous Goya Museum. Built in the early 20th century in the Zaragoza modernist style, the hotel has its own event rooms and is a short distance from the Baroque Cathedral of El Salvador, also known as La Seo.

Double Room in Catalonia El Pilar

With its own restaurant and bar, there are plenty of reasons to stay in the hotel for your evening but if you want to head out, then the El Pilar Hotel is also a short walk from numerous eateries. There is parking nearby and a 24-hour reception if you really want to make the most of your one-day stay and end up returning to your room late.

Knowing what to see in Zaragoza in one day is a good idea if you want to get the best out of your short city break. Whether you are coming to the city for business or as part of a touring vacation in Spain, this part of Aragon is noted for its welcoming atmosphere and wonderful architecture.