We didn’t intend to stay in Zaragoza but it’s about halfway between Pamplona and Barcelona and we found hotel rooms with no trouble; so, Zaragoza it is!

Notable things in town include the ruins of a Roman theatre built between 11-32AD and used as a performance space for the next 300 years.

And the Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar built around a sighting of Mary in 48AD.

Zaragoza Spain

They’ve remodeled the northern tower and added an elevator and several flights of stairs leading right into the tip top cupola, from which you can see 360 degrees around the city.

Zaragoza SpainLike most cathedrals, this basilica is a mix of architectural influences, including Moorish influenced roof tiles.

We ended the night with tapas (naturalmente)

Zaragoza Spain

And Sangria out of a tapped cask

Zaragoza SpainUnlike most places in Spain, Zaragoza shuts down early. By midnight the streets were empty

The Basilica looked beautiful at night

Zaragoza Spain

Tomorrow: Barcelona.

4 thoughts on “Zaragoza

    • I don’t know that I can bear witness to this twice. It might cause me to sell a kidney, rent out the house and fly right over. Those tapas look delicious, btw. Is that an authentic spinach nugget? And is that fresh bocconcini on the torpedo roll? Or maybe a big ‘ol scallop? I find it amusing that their amphitheaters serve for 300 years and most contemporary American parking garages make me insane after 40 seconds.

      • 1. Keep the kidneys but maybe rent out the house?
        2. Yes, spinach nugget with pine nuts. The little bocadillo has smashed tomatoes and brie cheese on it.
        3. After some of my parking experiences here, I will never bash American parking garages again…
        4. So far, I only have one story to tell that I didn’t post here. No repeating…

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