Despite its beautiful location in a picturesque valley by the river Ebro, and an incredibly rich historical heritage, Zaragoza is refreshingly untouched by mass-tourism. Most travellers know it only as a train stop on the way from Barcelona to Madrid. Zaragoza benefits, however, from its location right in the middle of everything, and is a dynamic and modern town, while still maintaining an authentic Spanish identity. The food and bar culture is unique, the city a real architectural treasure and a growing young population guarantees a busy night life.


Population Approximately 700,000
Currency EURO €1 = 100 cents
Opening hours Normal opening hours for shops are Monday to Saturday, 10.00-14.00 and 17.00-20.00. Larger stores stay open all day. Many businesses including restaurants and bars close for holidays in August.


Local Newspapers: El periódico de Aragón,Heraldo de Aragón,

Emergency numbers
Emergency Services 112
Ambulance: 061
Fire Service: 080
To report assault, robbery or accident to the police: +34 902 102 112
Tourist information Tourist Office Plaza del Pilar
Address: Plaza Nuestra Señora del Pilar (Plaza del Pilar, for short)
Tel. +34 902 142 008 / +34 976 201 200
Open every day from 10:00-20:00, from June to October from 09:00-21:00

Information supplied by Arrival Guides. Click here to download their complete guide to Zaragoza

This is at Gran Casa Shopping centre in Zaragoza. I can’t promise you that you’ll be lucky enough to see a flash-mob but I hope you enjoy your visit to the city and capital of Aragón.

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