Zaragoza Tourist Information


Location

 

Zaragoza enjoys a privileged situation in the middle Ebro Valley, a natural crossroads (equaldistance from Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Bilbao). It is located in the region called Aragón and it is the capital.

 

This situation has favoured its fantastic growth and has promoted the city as one of the most solid and dynamic economic centres in Spain. Zaragoza has an international airport, 9 kilometres from the city, which receives a never-increasing number of national and international flights; a complete network of motorways and roads and a railway network, reinforced with the High-Speed line that connects the city to Madrid and Barcelona in just over one hour; the new ring roads around the city make internal communication seasier.

 

 

History

 

Romans, Moslems, Jews and Christians have left a their marks by way of a living heritage and they have shaped the singular personality of this town and the open character of its people. The wealthy historical heritage of the city of Zaragoza is the result of this mixture of cultures.

 

Zaragoza name comes from the Roman name Caesaraugusta: This name was given in honour of the emperor César Augusto in the year 14 bC.

 

The local festivity is held in honor to the Pilar Virgin on October 12th every year.

 

 

Weather

 

The weather in Zaragoza varies throughout the year and the climate is often describe as 'continental'. This means warm summers and colder Winters. Temperatures in summer can raise up to 40 ºC and in winter they rarely drop below 0°C .

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

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