According to the Tourism Office of Zaragoza, most English speaking tourist give it a miss, preferring Barca or Madrid over it. It is on the way to both cities and worth a night stop. Lots of Islamic, Jewish and Catholic history here in this warm and pleasant city.
A 24 hour ( even better with a 48 hours card or a Tapas Card
) Zaragoza card
is worth it as you get local transport and most sights for free.
The Zaragoza Delicias Railway and Bus station
is spacious and a short bus ride away ( 20 mins most by bus 34 ) to the Old City, where it is walkeable for about 95% of attractions in this Roman city named after Augustus Caesar
. If you have time, take the Barca-Madrid Chamartin slow regional train ( 4 hours ) via Tarragona
coastal station - scenic ride but lengthy. The faster AVE Renfe service goes for only 1.5 hours.
If you are a museum buff, take the Caesaraugusta route
( four museums within walking distance from each other - free with the Zaragoza Card ). Insist on your free Audio Guide in English. There are some interesting AV presentations in each in English. ( River Port, Thermal Baths, Theatre and Forum )
Many city museums ( interesting collection of artifacts discovered 30 years ago when the Roman Forum was accidentally discovered ) are free and those that charge are free on the 1st Sunday of the month. Cheap eats ( ES )
Got some extra time ? Visit Canfranc
( FR & ES border area rumoured for Nazi gold ) and enjoy the Pyrenean scenic views ( bus or train routes ). Carnaval has started
( Rabadan in Bellizona, TI
) here in Zaragoza.