Zaragoza is a city full of surprises and enchanting corners. In some occasions, the traveler is amazed by the most apparent beauties but misses the chance of discovering some of the hidden gems of the city. The hotel Sauce team we are very proud of Zaragoza and we are always pleased to suggest places of interest to visit or routes, so that you can enjoy and make the most of an unforgettable visit.
If you finally decide to visit us, we have elaborated a few tips and recommendations of things to do in Zaragoza in two days to get you started before you arrive, taking as a reference hotel Sauce and Zaragoza city center as the start of the route. Zaragoza worth more than a 2 day visit but this is our wonderful weekend plan where you can´t miss our essential suggestions.
• Check-in at hotel Sauce
• Visit to Basilica del Pilar: The most emblematic symbol of the city. You can´t miss the Chapel of the Lady, the main altarpiece and frescos by Goya.
• Nice walk along Plaza del Pilar surroundings: the Palace of La Lonja, the monument of Goya, the Hispanic Heritage fountain, el Torreón de la Zuda, the Roman Wall and the Central Market.
• At dinner time we suggest to taste the delicious tapas at ” El Tubo“, one or the main and most popular tapas hunting areas in the city, just next to the hotel. You will find gastronomical delicacies wandering through this maze of narrow and pedestrian streets that have given the city fame during decades.
• To digest the meal, we suggest a beautiful after-dinner-walk along the riverside, the river Ebro and its bridges, crossing the puente de Piedra you will have the chance of taking an stunning photo of the Basilica.
• You can end up the day enjoying our selection of cocktails at Mi Habitación Favorita, the hotel Sauce cafeteria. And we prepare them very well, not because we say so, our guests say so.
• The best way to start the day is to gather strength with our buffet breakfast and its special and famous potatoes omelet.
• Visit to the Cathedral or La Seo: We highlight the importance of the main altarpiece, the gothic choir and the wall on the lateral outside part, a jewel of the mudéjar Aragonese art and heritage of humanity.
• Visit to the roman museums: You can begin visiting the museum of former roman forum next and behind the Cathedral, in Plaza San Bruno, and continue visiting the fluvial port roman museum.
• At the same time, just behind the Cathedral you can find the nice Plaza Santa Marta, a place to taste tapas and try our best typical gastronomy.
• Zaragoza has plenty and varied choice of cafeterias, but at hotel Sauce we suggest not to miss the opportunity to try the organic coffees and teas at Mi Habitación Favorita. And we also bake our own cakes. We bet that you will not resist the temptation of tasting one of Laura´s cakes.
• You may continue visiting the Roman museums, this time the Roman Theatre and the Roman baths of Cesaraugusta.
• Option 1: A nice walk along Plaza España and Paseo Independencia, the commercial area where you will find the best shops of the city, and the visit of Basílica de Santa Engracia and Patio de la Infanta to discover works by Goya.
• Option 2: A cultural visit to the museum Pablo Gargallo and to the museum Camón Aznar where you will find the works and engravings of Goya.
• And for dinner we recommend the restaurants and tapas bars in Calle Mayor, next to the hotel, in the charming historical part of the city.
• Zaragoza is very lively at night and offers various areas and options of nightlife. The possibilities are endless. Different atmospheres for different moments. Do not hesitate and ask our team for advise, we will be happy to give you a thousand suggestions, whether to have a drink in a relaxed place or a place to dance the night away.
• Last day at hotel Sauce, preparing the way back home while enjoying the full breakfast and homemade bakery at the hotel.
• You cannot leave the city without visiting the Aljaferia Palace, stunning Moorish and Christian building, one of the main attractions of the city and maybe the less known. The visits are free on Sunday.
• Option 1: If you still have a little more time to spare, we recommend to visit the church of San Pablo, also called the third cathedral and where you can see its mudéjar tower and main altarpiece.
• Option 2: If you are a modern art lover don´t miss the opportunity to visit the area of the Expo celebrated in 2008, strolling through its contemporary buildings such as the Water tower, the Bridge Papillion, the Congress Palace or the Aquarium. A journey to the future without leaving Zaragoza.
We wish a nice journey on your way back home and we look forward to welcoming you again.
The photos that illustrate this post are Ribera Noctura by Cristina López Ramirez, La Basílica del Pilar by Eduardo Menendez Mejilla, Puente de Piedra by José Manuel Conde Barreiro, Una mirada sobre la Seo by Beatriz Peña Amigot,Aljafería by Alejandro Esteban Sierra, Palacio de Congresos by José Monreal Grasa y Rush Hour by Tony Goran. All the photos participated in our Photography contest Saucepolis close to you.
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