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Located at the crossroads of northern Spain, Zaragoza is situated on the River Ebro. Travellers on cheap holidays to Zaragoza can explore its robust culture, varied shopping and dining opportunities, and wealth of historical and artistic treasures. Book your travel package to Zaragoza with Direct Flights today.

Zaragoza, Spain

     

Roughly equidistant from Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Toulouse, all about 300 kilometres away, Zaragoza is strategically located at the crossroads of northern Spain. The former capital of the influential Kingdom of Aragon, Zaragoza is more than 2,000 years old and rich with history and varied cultural influences, including legacies from the Roman and Moorish occupations of the region.
       
Now the capital of the Zaragoza province, Zaragoza is situated on the River Ebro. It's a warm, inviting city that is sometimes overlooked by travellers who are determined to spend their time in the big Spanish cities of Madrid and Barcelona. However, travellers who skip over Zaragoza are making a big mistake, because its robust culture varied shopping and dining opportunities, and wealth of historical and artistic treasures make the city well worth a visit.
       
The architecture of Zaragoza is a melange of historic Roman, Jewish, Moorish and Christian styles and influences, with modern buildings blended in. The city boasts not one but two cathedrals and, like Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Zaragoza has been a major pilgrimage centre since mediaeval times. The city centre's historic district is a pedestrian-friendly area packed with historic buildings and Zaragoza's colourful traditional identity, but Zaragoza also features fine arts, lively clubs and elegant restaurants.
       
Discount travel to Zaragoza is full of historic and cultural rewards, and Direct Flights can arrange it for you whenever you're ready to go. Direct Flights books great travel deals to holiday destinations all around the world, including cheap holidays to Zaragoza, all from the convenience of your computer.
       
When you arrive in Zaragoza you might want to begin your explorations the same way pilgrims have for centuries: at the Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar and its statue of the Virgen del Pilar in the Holy Chapel. The church interior also features several frescoes painted by Goya, who was born nearby. If you're lucky enough to be there during the second week of October, the church serves as the backdrop for a colourful religious festival that features parades, bullfights, fireworks and street dancing. Whether you want cheap flights to Zaragoza or a travel package that includes discount accommodation in Zaragoza, Direct Flights will help you get it all at the best prices available.
       
The 600-year old La Seo del Salvador, a Gothic-Mudéjar church, is an outstanding example of Aragonese Gothic architecture. A more impressive church than the Basilica del Pilar, its adjacent museum features French and Flemish tapestries from centuries ago.
       
For a change of pace from churches, visit the 11th-century Moorish royal Palacio de la Aljafería - the Throne Hall is remarkable. You could stop by the Museo Camón Aznar, a museum that occupies a Renaissance-period palace a block away from El Pilar. Its exhibits include works by Velázquez, the Bayeu brothers and Goya. For a touch of ancient Rome, visit the Museo del Teatro de Caesaraugusta, a museum focused on the ruins of Zaragoza's Roman theatre.
       
Whether you live in Australia, the UK or anywhere else in the world, Direct Flights will find flights to Zaragoza that will be perfect for you. Let Direct Flights book your discount Zaragoza holiday today - you'll be glad you did.
       
       
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