At Nativics we have prepared this 3-day itinerary for you to discover as a family the fifth Spanish city, with a population of no more and no less than 700,000 inhabitants and more than 2,000 years of history. history: Saragossa. But, in addition to being a city full of history and culture, Zaragoza is also a city full of life, parks and green areas that make it an ideal destination for traveling with children. This plan includes 2 nights of accommodation in a hotel in the center of Zaragoza, tickets to the largest river aquarium in Europe, some recommendations for restaurants to go with children and an itinerary thought out in detail so that adults and adults alike can enjoy this city. On this route, you will visit places of interest such as the Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar, you will see the Roman Walls and you will pass through the Stone Bridge. In addition, you will have enough time to walk and have fun as a family in the Parque Grande de Labordeta and in the Expo Water Park, where the largest river aquarium in Europe is located.
Hotel in the center of Zaragoza
Tickets to the Zaragoza River Aquarium
Personalized attention before, during and after your trip
Hotel pickup and drop-off service
Other tickets or services not mentioned in the "What's included" section
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Today you will visit the most representative monuments of the city. The first visit will be the Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar, one of the largest cathedrals in the world and whose tradition says that it was the first Marian temple in Christianity. Located in the Plaza del Pilar, the interior of this basilica is a must and free to visit. Upon entering you will find the Holy Chapel, where the Patron Saint of Hispanity, Zaragoza and the Civil Guard is found: the Virgen del Pilar. So called because it is located on top of a pillar that is actually made of jasper. In addition to the Virgin, inside you can find different works of art by Goya and paintings by the painter Antonio González Velázquez, a major altarpiece made of alabaster, as well as other sacristies and several more chapels dedicated to Santa Ana, San José, San Antonio de Padua, San Braulio, San Agustín, Santa Rosario, San Pedro Arbués, San Lorenzo, San Joaquín and the apostle Santiago. As a historical note, on the walls are the missiles that were launched during the Civil War and that did not explode so they did not manage to destroy the Basilica. These missiles left some holes in the walls and roof of the temple. You have to look closely so you can play with the children to find them. Once you finish the visit, don't forget to stop by the little shop at the exit. There they sell the famousribbons with the measure of the Virgin, as a symbol of protection for the sick and travellers. In fact, you will hardly see a person from Zaragoza without this tape in the car, motorcycle, baby stroller...
Once you have seen the Pilarica, if you want you can go up to the Mirador del Pilar Tower . The ticket is purchased at La Seo, right next door and includes a visit to both monuments for a modest price. The Mirador del Pilar Tower does not have access from inside the Basilica, but the entrance is made from one of the sides of the Pilar, specifically in the tower of San Francisco de Borja. From there, a panoramic glass elevator will take you up 62 meters in about 20 seconds. The kids are going to love it! That yes, later you will have to do the rest of the ascent (18 meters) by the spiral stairs. Don't worry because there are two sections where you can stop to rest before reaching the large glass-enclosed viewpoint, located 80 meters high and with spectacular 360º views of the city, with the Ebro river on one side and the domes of the Basilica, to the other.
If it's time to eat, our recommendation is that you go to the Santa Marta or El Tubo area, where you'll find different restaurants, bars and cafes. They are not restaurants with a playground area but they are traditional and perfect for trying some of the tapas, pinchos and typical dishes of Zaragoza. After eating, a bit of exercise and games are not bad. In the Parque Grande you won't be short of rides, entertainment and fun. This park brings together families from Zaragoza and visitors from all over Spain as it is a green area in the middle of the city, famous for its fountains that light up at nightfall. In addition, this park has a train that runs through it and they love it. to the kids. This is the Chuchu train, a very lively little train with children's music that goes around the site several times. The ticket is bought at the same point where it leaves and it is very affordable. In the surroundings of the Parque Grande you will find cafes, bars and restaurants, in case you feel like having a snack or something to eat. If you prefer to dine near the center, there you will find several restaurants with a children's area for children to play and adults can relax a bit . Among them are the Dídola Don Jaime, a cafeteria restaurant and bookstore ideal for the little ones, and the Davia Gulabar, with a children's playground with a wooden castle.
Migas from Aragon
Borrajas with potatoes
Lean with tomato. The lean are thick slices of ham.
Eggs with salmorrejo (with two rs)
Fruits from Aragon
Adoquines del Pilar
Dídola Don Jaime, a restaurant-cafeteria and bookstore ideal for the little ones.
Davia Gulabar, with a children's playground with a wooden castle.
This day you are going to have a great time at the Zaragoza Expo Park. Built in 2008, this complex - next to the arrival of the AVE- promoted the city, making it a benchmark in the organization of events and congresses. In addition, this park is part of the lives of the residents of Zaragoza. You can see families and couples walking on Sundays, children playing and friends of all ages chatting. The enclosure is made up of different buildings of great beauty and originality: the Water Tower, the Bridge Pavilion and the Spain Pavilion. Next to it is where the Luís Buñuel Water Park is located, the largest urban park in Zaragoza with a large green area that surprisingly has a river beach. In this 120-hectare park, you can do a wide variety of family activities, including renting bikes, kayaks or swans to explore the park by water. It even has a train and a multi-adventure park! Also take the opportunity to walk along its botanical paths, contemplate the water gardens and the Ferris wheel-solar clock.
To end the weekend, the plan that we propose includes tickets to the Zaragoza Aquarium, the largest river aquarium in Europe. This aquarium is located in the same area as the Expo and is sure to delight the whole family with its huge river fish, otters, marmoset monkeys and reptiles: arapaima, catfish, Malayan sharks, freshwater puffer fish, sturgeons, piranhas, Nile crocodiles, iguanas, turtles, chameleons... A most entertaining visit! Also, if it's time to eat, the aquarium has a restaurant with a terrace on the top floor. It opens every day of the year and has a daily menu, a holiday menu and children's menu.
We hope you enjoy this weekend in Zaragoza with your family!
The river aquarium of Zaragoza hosts some species that no other aquarium in the world has, such as the Tiger Fish. In addition, it has 24 specimens of the largest fish in the Amazon, the Arapaima gigas, which can measure up to 3 meters in length. During your visit you can see them pass over you in the glass tunnel of the aquarium. Awesome!
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